Detroit mayor won’t seek reelection

DETROIT — Mayor Dave Bing said Tuesday that he won’t run for a second term leading Michigan’s largest city, which is under state control.

Bing, 69, said that he was not done with public service and would form an exploratory committee for a possible campaign to become executive of Wayne County, which includes Detroit.


Bing, who played for the Detroit Pistons, said that he took office in a city filled with pain and that his administration ‘‘has done a tremendous amount of heavy lifting to prepare the runway to success.’’

The next mayor will take office stripped of most power under authority of state emergency manager Kevyn Orr, who seized control of city operations on March 25.

Bloomberg News

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