Sheriff and Hospital Executive Win Detroit Runoff

The results are in from Tuesday’s mayoral runoff in Detroit: Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon and Mike Duggan, the former chief executive of Detroit Medical Center, will face off in the city’s November mayoral race. Napoleon, who moved from the nearby suburbs for the race, won the most votes of the 14 candidates on the ballot, capturing 30 percent of the vote, although that didn’t account for Duggan’s vote. Duggan was forced to run a write-in campaign after being found ineligible for the ballot, but write-in ballots accounted for nearly 53 percent of the vote, with Duggan presumably getting the majority. Duggan, who is white in a city with an 80 percent African-American population, is a local business owner and would be Detroit’s first white mayor in 40 years if elected in November.