Duggan endorses Warren Evans for county’s top seat
Mayor Mike Duggan will endorse former Wayne County Sheriff and Detroit Police Chief Warren Evans’ candidacy for Wayne County Executive, he announced July 1. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy was among business, labor and religious leaders who also endorsed Evans.
In an interview with the Michigan Citizen, June 5, Evans said he’s running for office because he’s “upset about the way the county has been running for the last several years.” He says he’s the best educated and the most experienced of the candidates.
Evans acknowledged a past working relationship with Duggan. “I’ve worked with Mike Duggan for the past 20-25 years. I know him well. And I can work with him,” he said.
Evans said theories about the incumbent getting him in the race are false. “I’m my own man,” he said.
He also responded to questions regarding the shooting-death of 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley Jones by a Detroit police officer while Evans was chief — one of the most controversial cases in his professional career.