Despite a low voter turnout, the primary elections for Detroit City Council and mayor signaled major changes for the city, pushing out the old for the new. Mayor, Dave Bing captured a first place victory with 74% of the votes.His challenger Tom Barrow came in second with 11% of the votes. Former radio personality and Fox 2 News anchor, Charles Pugh also came as a great visitor in his race for city council. Pugh is among the leading 18 individuals that will run in November for the nine council city seats. Ken Cockrel Jr. came in second for the highest number of votes for council.
A total of 168 names appeared on City Council ballot but Tuesday elections narrowed downy 18 of those names (including Pugh the top finishers in the race. Although Monica Conyers appeared n the ballot she was not a valid candidate for council seat due to her recent bribery plea.
Incumbent, Maratha Reeves was not among the 18 names chosen by voters to run for City Council in November this will be her last term.Flat Rock, Dearborn, Hamtramck, Ecorse, Sterling Heights, and Northville Township also held elections Tuesday. For a complete list of all the winners in Tuesday's elections across Michigan, click on the links below: