MACKIAC ISLAND (WWJ) – He’s a well-known Detroit power-player as the head of the Detroit Medical Center. Now, Mike Duggan says he continues to weigh a possible run for Detroit Mayor in 2013.

Does Duggan think a white man can win in a predominately black city?

“I can’t control but I can control the way I’ve lived. And I guess I just don’t feel that… that’s gonna be a big issue here,” Duggan said in an interview with WWJ’s Vickie Thomas at the Mackinac Policy Conference.”I certainly haven’t been, at any point, ever made to feel uncomfortable in the city and I don’t think I would be if I were a candidate.”

Many have speculated that Duggan, a former prosecutor and deputy county executive, is positioning himself for a possible mayoral campaign, after he bought a house this year in Detroit’s Palmer Woods neighborhood.

Duggan said he needs more time to think about it.

“Part of me says I’d love to stay with the 14,000 men and women at the DMC and enjoy this. On the other hand, there are some other things that need to be done. So, I’ll make a decision at the end of the year,” he said.

RELATED: Would Detroit Elect A White Mayor?

– Get complete Mackinac Policy Conference coverage at this link –


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