DETROIT, MI – Warren Evans lead the poles with 46% of the vote to Robert Ficano’s 6% in the Primary Election. Former Wayne County Sheriff Warren Evans did infact unseat current Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano.
Those going out to the polls were at a record low but that did not stop Warren Evans from unseating embattled Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano.
Though this is only the Primary Election, whoever wins tonight is expected to take the seat in November.
Robert Ficano had been trailing in the polls at dead last throughout this campaign cycle. Every time voters were polled on this run up to election night, Warren Evans was in the lead and has stayed there.
Scandal is nothing new to Robert Ficano and his administration. Those scandals continue to cost the taxpayers big money. Taxpayers have paid out more than $800,000 to law firms hired to defend Robert Ficano and his administration. The county approved spending up to almost $1.2 million to defend itself as of the end of 2013. The county also continues to pay lawyers and a data service company to comply with the FBI’s ongoing probe into the county. Many individuals have been convicted from that probe. It has been widely reported that Ficano has wasted millions of county money with sweetheart retirement deals to his appointees too.
Residents of Wayne County have been making it well known that they have had enough of Ficano. His sweetheart deals, millions in wasted taxpayer money on the failed jail project have added to a huge financial deficit that many are wondering how the County is going to dig itself out of.
Given the much needed changes in politics in southeast Michigan, maybe we will once again see a thriving Detroit that so many envision.
Mayor Mike Duggan who won his seat in a historic write in campaign has been doing so many wonderful things for the City of Detroit that there is now hope that had been missing for decades.
Couple Duggans win with the turnover of several Detroit City Council Seats, voters were finally getting what so many had only dreamed of. The two parts of government working in tandem.
Now with Ficano being unseated and Warren Evans taking the helm of county government, southeast Michigan has gained a trifecta in governance.