Detroit chief of staff Alexis Wiley stepping down

November 19, 2020, 10:38 PM

Alexis Wiley

Detroit chief of staff Alex Wiley is stepping down to run Mayor Mike Duggan's reelection campaign and will not rejoin his administration should he win a third term.

The news comes a little more than a year after a municipal watchdog concluded Wiley abused her authority by ordering city staff to delete emails pertaining to a prenatal health program run by a woman with whom Duggan is alleged to have had an affair. Wiley wasn't reprimanded. 

The 37-year-old has been chief of staff since the mayor took office in 2014. Earlier, she was a Fox 2 reporter for four years.

According to the station, which first reported the news Wednesday, Wiley plans to start a PR and community engagement consultancy when she leaves politics. She says she'll remain in Detroit.

Wiley's last day is Friday. A mayoral spokesman says Duggan will formally announce his re-election bid soon.

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