DETROIT – Today, neighborhood leaders from across the city endorsed Mike Duggan for reelection as Mayor of the City of Detroit.

“Detroit is on the front line of the greatest urban comeback story in this nation’s history,” said John George, president of Motor City Blight Busters Detroit in Old Redford. “Mayor Duggan is leading the charge.”

“I am very pleased with the progress and work of Mayor Duggan,” said Quincy Jones, executive director of the Osborn Neighborhood Alliance. “Mayor Duggan is truly a servant and hands-on leader. Creating the Department of Neighborhoods and placing District Managers in the community has given neighborhoods a stronger voice. For the first time in many years city government and communities are working together.”

“I strongly support Mayor Mike Duggan for a second term as mayor of the City of Detroit,” said Diane Bostic-Robinson, a Boston-Edison resident who has lived in the city since 1971. “He continually demonstrates his care and concern for the City and its residents, from those living in our downtown, to those living in the neighborhoods. He works in a collaborative manner with everyone who wants to make Detroit a better place to live, work and play. His wise appointment of top leadership staff, especially at the District Manager and Assistant District Manager positions, echo his commitment to listen and work for all of Detroit. He gets things done. I want to work with him to continue our shared vision.”

“Mayor Duggan has worked to ensure community leaders have a voice by being accessible, and open to the needs of Detroit residents,” said David Cross, founding member of the ‘It Starts At Home’ neighborhood group in the Tireman/I-96 area of 48204.  “I want safer streets, revitalized neighborhoods, and a working Detroit. Therefore, I support Mayor Duggan because we have a shared vision, and that’s the betterment of Detroit.”

“Being a leader, business owner, and resident in Detroit’s Yemeni community, we’ve felt like our voices and concerns were never heard for many years,” said Fawzi Al-Shohatee, Southwest Detroit resident and small business owner. “Since Mayor Duggan has taken office this has changed. He sat down with our community leaders to figure out how we can work together to better our growing community, get more families to move into the neighborhood, and address safety concerns. We support his re-election and hope to continue a great relationship with a leader who cares about all Detroiters.”

“I am excited to see Mayor Duggan serve another term,” said Barb Matney, president of the Warrendale Community Organization. Since he has been in office I have seen many changes. With the vacant houses being taken down, it has improved the safety and appearance in our community as it probably has in many neighborhoods. Project Green Light has made gas stations safer and buses are running on time. The Mayor really seems to care, listen and understand the concerns of the people. When he showed up here in Warrendale for the Motor City Makeover last year, it sure showed our volunteers how much they are appreciated for all of their hard work. I am looking forward to see more positive things happen here in Detroit during his next term as Mayor.”

The neighborhood leaders endorsing Mayor Duggan today do so as individuals, and not on behalf of any organizations they represent or belong to.

These neighborhood leaders join Wayne County Executive Warren Evans, Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon, Detroit Branch NAACP President Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony, and other Detroit leaders who endorsed Mayor Duggan at his campaign kickoff event earlier this month.

For more information about Mayor Duggan’s campaign, please visit www.DugganForDetroit.com, or the campaign Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DugganForDetroit. Stay tuned over the coming weeks as the campaign releases more endorsements.

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