To date, voters have not heard one word from any of the candidates about their platform. We have no idea what any of them plan to do about jobs, homelessness, high taxes….. nothing. Not one word. Instead, what we get is constant posturing to eliminate one candidate over the other based on technicalities.
The latest strategic move is a Detroit barber filing to run as a write-in candidate for Mayor.
According to several sources as of Thursday, there is a new write-in candidate for the city of Detroit mayoral race: Mike Dugeon. If his name sounds familiar it is because Mike Dugeon name is pronounced just like write-in candidate Mike Duggan.
Detroit was first introduced to Dugeon, a barber, when WJBK-TV (Fox 2) reporter Charlie LeDuff interviewed him at this Detroit home regarding a tip that he was running for mayor. At the time Dugeon said it was a joke.
However, according to City Clerk Janice Winfrey, it is not a joke. Winfrey confirmed that Dugeon turned in paperwork Thursday.
Although Dugeon has no previous political experience nor does his campaign show any political platform, he has turned in paperwork and created a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DugeonForDetroit for his campaign and even has a slogan – Dugeon’s slogan is “Every Citizen Has a Future.”
A write-in challenger with a similar name could introduce confusion into a already complicated election. With the primary around the corner, Detroiters will have more than just a traditional mayoral Election Day awaiting them.