DETROIT – Today, twenty-five former cabinet members and appointees of Mayor Coleman A. Young’s administrations endorsed Mike Duggan for re-election as Mayor of the City of Detroit.

“My family has been in Detroit for 100 years,” said Shahida Mausi, Mayor Young’s Executive Director of the Detroit Council of the Arts (1982-1994). “It’s not just newcomers who benefit from strategic redevelopment of our City. We’ve owned a home since the 1930s that is now part of the resurgence of Midtown. My grandparents were business owners on Linwood street. They employed only a few people.  Today, our family-owned business employs more than 300 people. Our business has a stake in this town, and we believe Mayor Mike Duggan’s leadership will continue to enable (both native Detroiters and new Detroiters) to flourish that is in the best interest of everyone in Detroit.”

The following cabinet members and appointees of Mayor Young’s administrations endorsed Mayor Duggan for re-election today:

  • Anthony Adams
  • Marvin Beatty
  • Charlie Beckham
  • Bob Berg
  • Linda Bernard
  • Sandra Bomar-Parker
  • Carol Campbell
  • Ron Fleming
  • Cassandra Gray
  • Henry Hagood
  • Sue Hamilton-Smith
  • Darlene Hicks
  • Marge Malarney
  • Conrad Mallett Jr.
  • Shahida Mausi
  • Henry McClendon
  • Emmett Moten
  • Georgella Muirhead
  • Iris Ojeda
  • Juliette Okotie-Eboh
  • Lorine Parker
  • Lucila Ryder
  • Larry Simmons
  • Thomas F. Stallworth III
  • Charlie Williams 

“Mayor Duggan has a proven track record of improving neighborhoods and creating opportunities for Detroiters, just like Mayor Young did,” said Larry Simmons, Mayor Young’s 3rd Deputy Chief of Police and Executive Assistant of Political Affairs (1983-1993). “That’s the kind of leader Detroit needs and that’s why I’m supporting Mike Duggan for Mayor of Detroit.”

“Mayor Coleman A. Young was one of the greatest mayors in American history,” said Mayor Duggan. “I’m honored – and truly grateful – to have the support of so many people who worked alongside Mayor Young as part of his administration.”

The endorsements today adds even more momentum to a flood of grassroots support for Mayor Duggan. Recent endorsements include 104 faith leaders from congregations across Detroit, Congressman John Conyers, Jr., Wayne County Executive Warren Evans, Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon, and Detroit Branch NAACP president Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony. Labor unions representing thousands of Detroiters and the 13th Congressional District Democratic Party Organization have also recently endorsed Mayor Duggan’s re-election. You can find recent endorsements for Mayor Duggan on the campaign website.

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