Former DMC CEO Mike Duggan Appears to Lead Detroit's Mayoral Race

He may be a write-in candidate, but Mike Duggan, former CEO of Detroit Medical Center, appears to be leading the race for city mayor, according to an MLive report.

After he was knocked of the ballot due to a technical problem with his residency, Mr. Duggan crafted a write-in campaign for mayor of the city that recently declared bankruptcy. Early projections have him with the majority of votes in a primary election yesterday.

County officials still need to confirm those primary results, however, and Mr. Duggan's write-in candidacy may complicate matters. Another write-in candidate is named Mike Dugeon, and election officials must decipher which spellings (Duggen, Duggon, Diggeu, etc.) go to which candidate, according to the report.

Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon would be the second candidate on the general election ballot in November, as he earned about 29 percent of yesterday's votes, according to the report.

Throughout his campaign, Mr. Duggan has touted his role in DMC's turnaround. He became CEO when the system was facing closures or layoffs. He helped the system turn a profit each year he was president and CEO and also led it through an acquisition by Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanguard Health Systems.

Mr. Duggan has previous experience in public service: He served as Michigan's Wayne County prosecutor for three years before coming to DMC. He also previously served as deputy Wayne County executive.

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