City Council President Mary Sheffield for Mayor of Detroit?

We’re nearly two years before voters cast their votes for Detroit’s next mayor and Detroit City Council President Mary Sheffield has decided to form a campaign committee to explore a potential run as the city’s next leader, according to a report by The Detroit News.

Public forms from the Wayne County clerk’s office reveal the Council President quietly formed a committee called Mary Sheffield for Detroit’s Future on August 17th.

This new development of Sheffield’s political career move, means she can begin to raise funds for a potential 2025 mayoral campaign.

Sheffield said she filed an exploratory campaign committee “solely for the purpose of exploring a potential run and because I have been advised it is the only legal method of doing so under the confines of the Michigan campaign finance statute.”

“I remain committed to fulfilling my duties as Detroit’s City Council President,” she says. “I have NOT made a decision on the future of my service to our great city,” according to a statement by Sheffield.

Meanwhile Mayor Mike Duggan, hasn’t decided on whether he’ll seek a fourth term in 2025 and has stated publicly that he wouldn’t make an announcement on that front until 2024.

Sheffield represents the 5th District and was first elected to City Council in 2013. Council elected her president following her 2021 reelection.


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