Mayor Mike Duggan, who won his second term in 2017, hints strongly that he's likely to make a bid for No. 3 in 2021.
“I’ll do my announcement at the right time,” Duggan, 60, said in an interview Wednesday with the The Detroit News at the Detroit Chamber's Mackinac Policy Conference. “You’ll see from my speech [Thursday] that everything I talk about is in a five or six-year window going forward."
Asked if he hoped to be the one to execute those long-term plans, Duggan said, “I’ll leave for the people of Detroit to decide whether to rehire me.
“I’m certainly not going anywhere else. This will be the last political job I’ll ever have.”
That said, Nolan Finley, head of The News' editorial page, writes:
Island prognosticators see the mayor as a probable cabinet choice should a Democrat win the White House in 2020, perhaps as secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
But Duggan responded by saying: “I’m not interested in going to Washington."