Mike Duggan and Coleman Young II face off in only Detroit mayoral debate

Posted at 10:48 PM, Oct 25, 2017

The first and only mayoral debate in Detroit is in the books. Incumbent, Mayor Mike Duggan squared off with Senator Coleman Young II for an hour long debate on Wednesday night.

Issues like crime, education, auto insurance, public transportation and even racism were discussed in the moderated debate.

During multiple responses, Young accused of Mayor Duggan of criminal activity, including collusion and bid-rigging.  Young said Duggan admitted to the crime during a television interview, but Duggan claims Young’s remarks are untrue and unfounded.

After the debate, Young said he would like to participate in more.

"We should have had more, we should have had an audience, you know what I mean I thought it was kind of anticlimactic sitting there with no audience, I thought it was disrespectful to the people to the community, but that's why we are running we need someone who is more concerned with the people,” said Young

While Duggan disagreed.

"This is all just a bunch of nasty personal attacks and made up stuff and I didn't see the point in doing it more than once I figured the public would get the idea after one of these,” said Duggan.

You can vote on Election Day, Nov. 7 in the City of Detroit.

Watch the entire debate below, courtesy of Detroit Public TV: