Mayor Dave Bing in 2009
|74th Mayor of Detroit|
May 11, 2009 – December 31, 2013
|Preceded by||Kenneth Cockrel, Jr.|
|Succeeded by||Mike Duggan|
|Born||November 24, 1943|
|Alma mater||Syracuse University|
|Profession||Professional Athlete, Businessman, Politician|
After starring at Syracuse University, Bing played 12 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a guard for the Detroit Pistons (1966 to 1975), Washington Bullets (1975 to 1977) and Boston Celtics (1977–78). He is now in the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Bing entered Detroit politics as a Democrat in 2008. He announced his intentions to run for mayor in Detroit's non-partisan primary to finish the term of Kwame Kilpatrick. Kilpatrick had resigned during a corruption investigation. After winning the primary, Bing then defeated interim Mayor Kenneth Cockrel, Jr. and was sworn in as mayor in May 2009. Later that year, Bing was re-elected to a full term.
References[change | change source]
- Walker, Marlon. "Poll: Detroiters unhappy with city services and those in charge". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved 17 December 2013.