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Edward McNamara served as Wayne County Executive from 1987-2002.

During his tenure he expanded Detroit Metro Airport, a project with a cost $1.6 billion. A terminal at DTW bears his name.

He was the head of a political machine and mentored some of Michigan's most prominent Democrats. Governor Jennifer Granholm was Wayne County corporation Counsel under McNamara, prior to becoming Michigan Attorney General and later Governor.  Former Detroit Medical CEO Mike Duggan, who is interested at being Detroit's next mayor, was also was a disciple of McNamara's and served as his deputy county executive.

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Bernard Kilpatrick, Kwame's dad, who is currently spending his days in Federal Court on several counts of corruption charges, was McNamara's Chief of Staff.  McNamara also helped Kwame Kilpatrick's become mayor.

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