Detroit’s 2013 Mayoral Race

   As a business owner in the City of Detroit, we are always interested in the leadership of our fair city. Our family has been operating our businesses within the City of Detroit since 1948. We have supported our community and employed our residents and help to empower our future leaders through contributions to our schools. We were born here in Detroit, raised here in Detroit. We have been here for the good and the bad and are committed to being a part of the revitalization that is beginning to take place.

   We are very excited at the new opportunity that has started to present itself this past year. We see the City getting it’s much overdue face lift little by little with the investments made downtown on projects such as Cobo Arena, Madison building, Blue Cross Blue Shield, DMC, and Chase just to name a few. In the midst of this excitement, we have the possibility of an appointment of an Emergency Financial Manager, and we have the 2013 Mayoral Race. It is important for all of us as business owners and as residents to stay actively informed as all of the details and candidates are released. You can’t impact any situation without participating, so with that being said, the challenge to all of us is to participate.

   Participation can be on many levels, but at least we all need to be responsible for educating ourselves and participate on Election Day. The Mayor of Detroit is elected on a non-partisan basis, where the candidates are not listed by political party, and the top two candidates from the primary, advance to the general election. As it stands now, we have the following candidate information:


  • Krystal Crittendon, former Corporation Counsel for the City of Detroit
  • Mike Duggan, Former Wayne County Prosecutor
  • State Rep. Fred Durhal
  • Lisa Howze, Former state Rep
  • Mark Murphy, Community Advocate


  • Tom Barrow, Businessman and Detroit Mayoral candidate in 1985, 1989 and 2009
  • Mayor Dave Bing
  • Geoffrey Fieger , attorney and 1998 Democratic nominee for Governor of Michigan
  • Benny Napoleon, Wayne County Sheriff and former Detroit Chief of Police

Important dates to remember:

  • August 6, 2013 Primary Election
  • November 5, 2013 Election Day

How do I register to Vote?

  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • You must be a US Citizen
  • a Resident of Michigan and the city or township where you are applying to register to vote
  • Registration to vote is processed through the office of the Secretary of State of Michigan.

   Detroit needs all of us now more than ever. It is time that we all involve ourselves to make it a better place to work, play, learn, and grow. Let’s all work to be part of our solution and not unaware of our problems. It will take each and every one of our individual support to make our future Mayor successful.

   We are excited and are committed to be participants in this election; we hope you will be too.

               Nancy D. Marshall, President MHC