Mayoral candidate Anthony Adams discusses how poverty, crime and structural racism impact the city’s development. (Screenshot)

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Former Deputy Mayor and Detroit school board President Anthony Adams formally announced his bid for mayor in January. Following Mayor Mike Duggan’s State of the City address on Tuesday, Adams identified his own top issues in Detroit, including crime, police reform and neighborhood development. 


Adams’ political career goes back to Coleman A. Young’s time as mayor, when Adams was an executive assistant. He later served as deputy mayor in the Kwame Kilpatrick administration, and also was the interim director of the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department.

Duggan delivered this year’s State of City address as he seeks a third term in this November’s election. Duggan said his top issues include access to jobs, ending auto insurance redlining and fighting evictions, among other priorities. 

Watch the video to hear Adams offer his own State of the City.

Bryce Huffman is a reporter for BridgeDetroit. He was formerly a reporter for Michigan Radio, and host of the podcast, Same Same Different.

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