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Detroit Mayoral Candidates Discuss 2013 Election Issues During PAC Forum

Four candidates in the 2013 Detroit mayoral race gathered on the 2013 Mackinac Policy Conference stage this evening to discuss election issues with moderators Nolan Finley, editorial page editor, The Detroit News, and Stephen Henderson, editorial page editor, Detroit Free Press. Candidates included former Detroit Medical Center CEO Mike Duggan; State Rep. Fred Durhal Jr. (D-Detroit); former State Rep. Lisa Howze; and Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon.

The candidates discussed pressing election issues including the emergency manager, housing abandonment and blight, city crimes, insurance and taxes, and public safety. The candidates also focused on the importance of the neighborhoods and the role community and environment play in the city’s future. The candidates engaged in a lively discussion on all of these topics and voiced their views while sharing what they each feel they bring to the mayoral seat.

This session was sponsored by JP Morgan Chase & Co. Michigan PAC.