DETROIT (WWJ) – The race for Wayne County Executive is heating up as Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan throw their support behind Warren Evans.

“I will be out – door to door – with my friend Warren Evans and will be supporting him right through the end of this campaign,” rallied Mayor Duggan.

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Duggan told WWJ’s Stephanie Davis that Evans understands law enforcement:

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“It is critical that we get a county executive who; one, has the experience to run a large organization budget and two, who knows the most pressing priority is we are going to deliver law enforcement services first,” said Duggan.

Evans is in a crowded field of candidates that include current Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano, Westland Mayor William Wild, State Representative Phil Cavanaugh, and County Commissioner Kevin McNamara.

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The primary election is August 5th.