Coleman Young was the Mayor of Detroit from 1974 to 1994 and was noteworthy for being the first African-American mayor in what was the fifth-largest city in America at that time. Current mayor Mike Duggan was the first white mayor of the majority African-American since the election of 1970.
Coleman Young served five terms as mayor and achieved landslide victories in each election. Young was noted by journalists for his brash style that often employed the use of profanities in press conferences. Mike Duggan won entrance into the 2014 mayoral primary election via a write-in ballot campaign, due to missing a residency requirement deadline by two weeks.