DETROIT (WWJ) – Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan says he does not want to be governor of Michigan someday.
Asked about his political aspirations directly,”No,” he told WWJ’s Roberta Jasina in a live interview on Mackinac Island. “If I wanted to be governor, there were a whole lot easier ways to do it than running for mayor of Detroit.”
How about President of the United States?
“Uh…yeah,” the mayor said with a laugh.
Duggan, who remarkably won the election by write-in after a technicality kept him off the ballot, has bold plans for turning things around in the city — although he wields only limited executive power for the time being,
Until Detroit emerges from Chapter 9 bankruptcy, Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr maintains control over the city’s finances along with everything to do with bankruptcy proceedings.
Under a Delegation of Authority Agreement with Orr, Duggan has primary authority over day-to-day management of city government, other than law enforcement, which Orr continues to supervise directly.