DETROIT (AP) — Michigan's Court of Appeals has ruled that the name of ex-Detroit Medical Center chief Mike Duggan shouldn't appear on the city's Aug. 6 mayoral primary ballot.
The panel released its ruling Tuesday, saying Duggan didn't meet the City Charter's residency requirement. The panel split 2-1.
Mayoral candidate Tom Barrow successfully challenged Duggan's ballot placement in circuit court on the grounds that he hadn't lived in Detroit a full year before filing to run.
Duggan appealed the ruling to the higher court. He had been considered one of the leading candidates to succeed Mayor Dave Bing, who is not seeking re-election.
Duggan's campaign says he'll take Tuesday to consider his options.
Barrow says in a release that the appeal court's ruling "is the best solution for the city of Detroit."