After a grueling 10-month campaign, Detroit mayor Mike Duggan beat State senator Coleman A. Young, Jr., earning an impressive 70 percent of the vote from Detroit citizens. “Seventy-five percent of Detroiters think the city’s going in the right direction,” Duggan said during his victory speech. “That’s a tribute to a whole lot of people who work for the city and a lot of people in the private sector. I think it was reflected in the numbers today. It was reflected in the numbers in the primary.”
After Young got the news, he gave a heartfelt speech about his mission of revitalizing the city of Detroit not being over, even though he didn’t win the election. “It was a hard-fought campaign,” Young said. “Even though we came up short, this was just the beginning.”
Watch a snippet of Mike Duggan’s speech below.