mayoral election http://michiganradio.org en Detroiters edge out New York voters in mayoral election turnout http://michiganradio.org/post/detroiters-edge-out-new-york-voters-mayoral-election-turnout <p>A higher number of Detroiters voted in Tuesday’s mayoral election than their New York City counterparts, according to research from <a href="http://nextcity.org/daily/entry/infographic-nobody-votes-for-mayor-anymore">Next City</a>.</p><p>25.4% of Detroit’s registered voters filled out a ballot on Tuesday, with Democrat Mike Duggan winning the election. In New York City, 24% of voters showed up to the polls. Democrat Bill De Blasio is now NYC’s mayor-elect.</p><p>As Michigan Radio's <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/voter-turnout-tops-expectations-detroit">Sarah Cwiek&nbsp;reported</a>, the turnout in Detroit was higher than anticipated. "<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Detroit city clerk Janice Winfrey had projected that less than 25% of voters would participate."</span></p><p>While Detroit voters edged out New Yorkers Tuesday, Next City reports that the two cities were somewhere in the middle of the pack in terms of major city election turnouts:</p><p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 18:22:01 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 15194 at http://michiganradio.org Detroiters edge out New York voters in mayoral election turnout Stateside: Mike Duggan joins race for next Detroit mayor http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-mike-duggan-joins-race-next-detroit-mayor <p>He has been an assistant prosecutor, Wayne County Deputy Executive under Edward McNamara, and the CEO of the Detroit Medical Center.</p><p>Today, Mike Duggan is making his next move official. He wants to become Detroit's next Mayor.<br><br>With Duggan throwing his hat into the ring,&nbsp; what is he going to bring to the table that other candidates do not?</p><p>And are black residents prepared to cast their vote for a white candidate?</p><p>1973 was the last year there was a white candidate in a Detroit Mayoral race. That's when John Nichols lost to Coleman Young.</p><p>Will Detroiters be ready to vote for Duggan? He recently moved to the city from Livonia.</p><p>We spoke with Detroit Free Press writer Rochelle Riley who gave us a closer look at Duggan's mayoral campaign.</p><p><em>To listen to the full interview click on the audio link above. Tue, 26 Feb 2013 21:55:56 +0000 Stateside Staff 11423 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside: Mike Duggan joins race for next Detroit mayor Court orders Troy to hold special mayoral election http://michiganradio.org/post/court-orders-troy-hold-special-mayoral-election <p>Troy is starting plans for a special mayoral election in May. Judge Denise Langford Morris has ordered the city to hold a special election in May to replace recalled Mayor Janice Daniels.</p><p>Troy officials had wanted to hold off on the election until next November. Thu, 13 Dec 2012 16:47:32 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 10355 at http://michiganradio.org Court orders Troy to hold special mayoral election Crime is Flint's biggest problem, mayoral candidates agree http://michiganradio.org/post/crime-flints-biggest-problem-mayoral-candidates-agree <p>The two men running for Flint mayor agree on one thing: Crime is the city&rsquo;s biggest problem.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Incumbent Mayor Dayne Walling debated challenger Darryl Buchanan last night.</p><p>Flint recently topped the FBI&rsquo;s violent crime rankings.&nbsp;&nbsp; Flint has also been called one of the &#39;Dangerous&#39; cities in America.</p><p>Walling&nbsp;says he&rsquo;s tried to combat Flint&rsquo;s growing murder and violent crime rates &nbsp;with federal grants and community involvement.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><em>&ldquo;We continue to put officers where they&rsquo;re most needed. &nbsp;We&rsquo;re using new technologies to better respond to the calls that are coming in,&quot;</em> says Walling.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>But&nbsp;Buchanan&nbsp;says budget cuts Walling has made to Flint&rsquo;s police department are to&nbsp; blame for the rise in violent crime.</p><p><em>&quot;It is statistically significant&hellip;.that when you reduce the number of police on the streets&hellip;that violent crime goes up,&quot; </em>says Buchanan.&nbsp;</p><p>During the debate, Buchanan repeatedly referenced comments by Vice President Joe Biden during a&nbsp;visit last week to a Flint fire station.&nbsp; The vice president talked about how Flint&#39;s layoffs of police officers resulted in a rise in violent crime. &nbsp;</p><p>Walling blames the need for deep cuts in flint&#39;s budget on poor choices made by previous Flint city leaders, including Darryl Buchanan.&nbsp;</p><p>Last night&#39;s debate was sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the Urban League. Wed, 19 Oct 2011 01:36:25 +0000 Steve Carmody 4631 at http://michiganradio.org Crime is Flint's biggest problem, mayoral candidates agree