Detroit Public Square: Readers' Choice
Best Person to Oust Bob Ficano as Wayne County Executive
Published: April 9, 2014
There was a time when Bob Ficano was simply a pawn in former Wayne County Executive Ed McNamara’s political machine. Since then, he’s risen to his old boss’ position, and, while doing so, made a mess of his career. Ficano has been linked to lucrative payouts for county retirees, a federal investigation and, most recently, the embarrassingly failed jail project in downtown. We’ve taken swipes at Big Bob for years; frankly, he likely should’ve vacated his position years ago. Our readers agree that it’s time for a fresh face atop Wayne County — literally, any face.