He may have been voted out of office nearly two years ago, but former Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano is looking to re-enter the fray as he considers running for Third Circuit Court Judge.
“I’ve been encouraged to run by other judges and a Michigan Supreme Court Justice,” Ficano told “Michigan Matters” Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain.
Ficano formed a committee and filed paperwork with the Secretary of State’s Office. He has until April 19 to make his final decision on going for it.
Ficano, 63, a Democrat who spent 32 yeas in public office as Wayne County Executive and also Wayne County Sheriff, is currently hosting a radio show, “Robert Ficano Unplugged,” which can be heard Saturdays 1-2 p.m. on WFDF-AM (910). He is also teaching classes at Wayne County Community College District.
On other matters, Ficano talked about the state of the county he led and how he think Warren Evans is doing in the top job.
Also appearing on the show were Denise Ilitch, CEO of Ilitch Enterprises, and Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard.
On the heels of the latest terrorist attacks in Belgium, Bouchard talked about the security of the Metro Detroit Region.
Ficano discussed how local and federal agencies are working more closely today on security issues far more than before 9-11 when terrorist attacks rocked America,
Ilitch talked about the upcoming Detroit Tigers season. The team is owned by Mike Ilitch, her dad, who is swinging for the fences with investment in impact players like Justin Upton and others.
The Tigers home opener is April 8 against the New York Yankees.
You can hear the entire conversation by watching: “Michigan Matters” 11:30 am Sunday only on CBS 62.