Video: Detroit Man, 63, Says Mayoral Race Inspires Him to Vote for the First Time

August 04, 2017, 4:00 PM by  Allan Lengel

David Small, 63, says he's never voted in an election because "I just didn't care." 

But he says he's been inspired by the mayoral election in Detroit and plans to vote this time. He thinks Mayor Mike Duggan is doing a great job.

"Keep the man in there, he's doing a fantastic job," he says.

I met him after he got into a debate on the QLine with a woman who insisted Duggan hasn't done much to change the city, and that crime is far too pervasive. Small kept telling her things have changed for the better.

It's a debate that can be heard around town.

Small says he's been bouncing back and forth between his hometown of Indianapolis and Detroit since 1977. He says he returned to Detroit four months ago and currently lives in the Cass Corridor. 

I spoke to him after he got off the QLINE near Comerica Park.

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