- Associated Press - Friday, February 24, 2017

DETROIT (AP) - State Sen. Coleman A. Young II says he will run for Detroit’s mayor — a job his father held for 20 years.

Young, a Democrat, made the announcement Friday in Detroit. Incumbent Mayor Mike Duggan already announced he is seeking re-election to a second four-year term.

Coleman A. Young was elected in 1973 as Detroit’s first black mayor. He held the office through 1993 when he decided not to seek re-election and died in 1997.

The 34-year-old Coleman A. Young II has been a state representative and was elected in 2010 to the Michigan Senate. He unsuccessfully ran in a 2009 special mayoral primary election to complete the second term of convicted ex-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.

The filing deadline for the August 2017 primary is April 25.



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