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Mike Duggan elected mayor of Detroit

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Mike Duggan will be the next mayor of Detroit. Mike Duggan will be the next mayor of Detroit.
Benny Napoleon gives his concession speech. Benny Napoleon gives his concession speech.
DETROIT (WJBK) -

Former medical center chief Mike Duggan has defeated Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon in Detroit's mayoral race.

Duggan took 55 percent of the vote Tuesday night with 100 percent of the precincts reporting. Napoleon had about 45 percent of the vote.

Mike Duggan         74,303  55%

Benny Napoleon   60, 474  45%
 
Duggan takes over in January from Mayor Dave Bing, who didn't seek re-election.
 
A federal judge is overseeing a trial that will determine if Detroit is eligible for bankruptcy protection.
 
State-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr in July made Detroit the largest U.S. city to file for bankruptcy. He's said the city has at least $18 billion in debt.

Duggan is the city's first white mayor in 40-years.


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