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Detroit Politics

Information about politics and local officials in Detroit.

Officials

Mayor - Dave Bing

Website: http://www.ci.detroit.mi.us/

Street address: Mayor Dave Bing City of Detroit Coleman A. Young Municipal Center Detroit, MI 48226

Email: webeditor@detroitmi.gov

Phone: (313) 224-3400

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CityofDetroit

Twitter: http://twitter.com/MayorDaveBing

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/mydetroitcable

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City Clerk - Janice M. Winfrey

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Commissioner - Burton Leland

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Commissioner - Keith Williams

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Commissioner - Jewel C. Ware

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Commissioner - Moe Blackwell

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Commissioner - Tim Killeen

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Commissioner - Kevin McNamara

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Commissioner - Ilona Varga

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Commissioner - Alisha Bell

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Commissioner - Laura Cox

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Commissioner - Bernard Parker

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Commissioner - Diane Webb

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Commissioner - Edward A. Boike

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Commissioner - Gary Woronchak

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Commissioner - Joseph Palamara

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Commissioner - Joan Gebhardt

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Council Member - Sauntell Jenkins

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Council Member - James Tate

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Council Member - Kenneth V. Cockrel

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Council Member - Brenda Jones

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, with City Council President Brenda Jones and representatives from the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department and the donating organizations, said the moratorium on water shut-offs will end Aug. 25. / Regina H. Boone/Detroit Free Press The Ford Motor Co.
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan goes over the city's 10-point plan to make it easier for customers to settle delinquent acounts as Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones, left, listens.
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and City Council President Brenda Jones still want to dismiss the city's emergency manager, Kevyn Orr, in late September -- but the mayor signaled he's open to keeping Orr around in a new role, according to deposition transcripts obtained by the Free Press.
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Council Member - Charles Pugh

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Council Member - Andre Spivey

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Council Member - Kwame Kenyatta

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Council Member - JoAnn Watson

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Council Member - Gary Brown

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County Clerk - Cathy Marie Garrett

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County Executive Officer - Robert Ficano

Tuesday's primary election marked the beginning of the end of the scandal-ridden administration of Robert Ficano, Executive of Wayne County.
Incompetence has it limits, even in Wayne County. Just ask Executive Robert Ficano, who finished fifth in the Democratic primary won easily Tuesday by Sheriff Warren Evans.
Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano speaks with the media after voting at Webster Elementary School in Livonia on Tuesday.
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Representative - John Conyers

Party: Democratic

Conyers, the wife of Democratic Congressman John Conyers , had been serving a 37-month sentence for bribery, but federal authorities let her move from prison back to Detroit .
The move by U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn ends a criminal case involving one of Detroit's most powerful politicians, and wife of Congressman John Conyers, D-Detroit.
Conyers, the 49-year-old wife of U.S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Detroit, is supposed to be on supervised release for a bribery conviction for two years -- until April -- but wants to be released now, according to a federal court filing.
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Representative - John Dingell

Party: Democratic

Democratic Congressman John Dingell of Michigan, refuge manager John Hartig and others on Monday plan to announce the addition of 28.5 acres of wooded wetlands and uplands in Frenchtown Township, about 35 miles southwest of Detroit.
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Representative - Sander Levin

Party: Democratic

Michigan Congressman Sander Levin , Warren Mayor Jim Fouts , and Gov. Snyder tour flood damaged homes in Warren.
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Representative - Hansen Clarke

Party: Democratic

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Representative - Thaddeus McCotter

Party: Republican

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State Representative - Rudy Hobbs

Party: Democratic

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State Representative - Anthony Forlini

Party: Republican

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State Representative - Maureen Stapleton

Party: Democratic

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State Representative - Lisa Howze

Party: Democratic

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State Representative - Timothy Bledsoe

Party: Democratic

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State Representative - Jimmy Womack

Party: Democratic

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State Representative - Paul Clemente

Party: Democratic

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State Representative - Douglas Geiss

Party: Democratic

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State Representative - Harvey Santana

Party: Democratic

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State Representative - Phil Cavanagh

Party: Democratic

Unofficial results for Tuesday's primary . Bold indicates winner. Democrat Adam Salam Adamski559 Phil Cavanagh13,436 Cindy Darrah2,499 Warren C. Evans63,834 Robert A. Ficano 8,168 Russell George Leviska 255 Kevin M. McNamara9,049 Bettie Cook Scott 4,428 Sigmunt John Szczepkowski689 William R. Wild 34,036 Christopher Wojtowicz2,236 Republican Fred ... (more)
Unofficial results for Tuesday's primary . Bold indicates winner. Democrat Adam Salam Adamski559 Phil Cavanagh13,436 Cindy Darrah2,499 Warren C. Evans63,834 Robert A. Ficano 8,168 Russell George Leviska 255 Kevin M. McNamara9,049 Bettie Cook Scott 4,428 Sigmunt John Szczepkowski689 William R. Wild 34,036 Christopher Wojtowicz2,236 Republican Fred ... (more)
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State Representative - Ellen Cogen Lipton

Party: Democratic

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State Representative - Fred Durhal

Party: Democratic

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State Representative - George Darany

Party: Democratic

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State Representative - Alberta Talabi-Tinsley

Party: Democratic

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State Representative - David Nathan

Party: Democratic

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State Representative - John Olumba

Party: Democratic

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State Representative - Shanelle Jackson

Party: Democratic

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State Representative - Rashida Tlaib

Party: Democratic

The big news coming out of last night was going to be that Rashida Tlaib had beaten Virgil Smith in the 4th Senate District race, until this happened .
In the 4th state Senate district, after initially delaring state Rep. Rashida Tlaib the winner over incumbent state Sen. Virgil Smith, D-Detroit, by a margin of nearly 400 votes, the Associated Press withdrew its numbers and reported Smith had won the race by a 51.5% to 40.8% margin.
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State Representative - John Walsh

Party: Republican

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State Representative - Thomas Stallworth

Party: Democratic

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State Senator - Glenn Anderson

Party: Democratic

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State Senator - Virgil Smith

Party: Democratic

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State Senator - Vincent Gregory

Party: Democratic

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State Senator - Tupac Hunter

Party: Democratic

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State Senator - Morris Hood

Party: Democratic

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State Senator - Bert Johnson

Party: Democratic

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State Senator - Hoon-Yung Hopgood

Party: Democratic

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State Senator - Coleman Young

Party: Democratic

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State Senator - Steven Bieda

Party: Democratic

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