Detroit Public Square: Readers' Choice
Best Action Taken by Mike Duggan
Running for and becoming mayor
Published: April 9, 2014
Now, we know Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan’s election bid had its share of ups and downs: legal challenges to his candidacy, being booted from the ballot. And sure, pulling off a win as a write-in campaign was seen as a big deal. (He was an underdog!) As far as we can tell, the election of Duggan was a sign of hope to many; a show that good things are happening in Detroit. At the very least, in his short tenure he’s offered up a number of novel proposals; in his State of the City, Duggan pitched a citywide auto insurance program. The big question is: Will Big Mike follow through with his big ideas?