Mike Duggan Elected Detroit’s First White Mayor In 43 Years

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DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 05: Mike Duggan celebrates his election as the new mayor of Detroit at a victory party at the Renaissance Center November 5, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. Duggan replaces outgoing Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, who chose not to seek reelection. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

DETROIT, MI – NOVEMBER 05: Mike Duggan celebrates his election as the new mayor of Detroit at a victory party at the Renaissance Center November 5, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. Duggan replaces outgoing Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, who chose not to seek reelection. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

With 98 percent of precincts reporting, former president and CEO of the Detroit Medical Center, Mike Duggan beat Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon 55 percent to 45 percent to become Detroit’s first white mayor in over 43 years.

The city of Detroit is 83 percent African American.

Both Duggan and Napoleon are Democrats.

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