DETROIT (WXYZ) - The battle over Mike Duggan's eligibility to run for mayor of Detroit continues Monday.
Duggan and fellow candidate Tom Barrow will go before a judge Monday after Barrow and activist Robert Davis filed a lawsuit last week in Wayne County Circuit Court. They asked for a temporary restraining order to stop Duggan from distributing education materials related to his write-in candidacy effort.
Duggan announced his write-in campaign in late June after an appeals court removed him from the ballot. The court ruled Duggan filed his petitions for candidacy too soon as he had not yet lived in the city of Detroit for an entire year.
Last week Barrow and Davis also filed a request with State Elections Director Chris Thomas to have Duggan ruled as ineligible to run.
Friday, Thomas denied the request, saying “A review of the Detroit City Charter finds no provision relating to the qualifications of write-in candidates." He continued “...In sum, this office has no authority to disqualify a person who timely files the declaration of intent for city office.”
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