DETROIT – Today, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. endorsed Mike Duggan for re-election as Mayor of the City of Detroit.
“I am endorsing Mayor Duggan for re-election because he has shown a real talent for improving core city services,” said Rep. Conyers. “EMS and police response times are now timely. 60,000 new street lights are on. Thanks to President Obama, new buses are on the road making their routes on time. Garbage is picked up on schedule, new jobs are opening up and 11,000 blighted houses have been torn down.”
Rep. Conyers is the Dean of the U.S. House of Representatives and is a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus. He represents Detroit’s 13th Congressional District, and has represented part of Detroit since his first election to the House in 1965.
“I want to thank Congressman Conyers for his endorsement, but more importantly, for his decades of service to our city and country as one of the most legendary congressmen in American history,” said Mayor Duggan. “Together with Congressman Conyers, we’ll continue working to make every Detroit neighborhood a great place to raise a family.”
“I look forward to continuing to work with the Mayor to ensure that Detroit’s recovery keeps moving forward and includes all of us, from every neighborhood across the city,” Rep. Conyers concluded.
Support for Mayor Duggan’s re-election campaign is continuing to grow. Since Mayor Duggan announced his reelection campaign in early February, thousands of grassroots supporters have joined neighborhood leaders in support of his campaign.
Rep. Conyers’ endorsement follows Michigan’s largest skills trade union, the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights; Detroit’s top public safety unions, which represent thousands of Detroit police and fire fighters; and leaders like Wayne County Executive Warren Evans, Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon, and Detroit Branch NAACP president Wendell Anthony who support Mayor Duggan for re-election.
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