DETROIT (AP) – Former Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano has finished far behind in his bid to return to public office as a judge.

Eight candidates were running for four seats Tuesday on the Wayne County Circuit Court. Ficano was in last place with nearly 90 percent of precincts reporting.

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In the 2014 Democratic primary, Ficano was defeated as he sought another term as leader of Michigan’s largest county. The loss followed months of unflattering news about county government, especially a disastrous jail project and corruption by members of his administration.

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Ficano was sheriff before becoming county executive.

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