Voters reject 4th term for Wayne County leader

Published On: Aug 06 2014 09:20:01 AM EDT
Updated On: Aug 06 2014 01:06:39 PM EDT

Warren Evans knocked Robert Ficano out of the race for Wayne County Executive by winning 44 percent of the vote.

DETROIT -

Voters decided not to return Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano for a fourth term.

Ex-Wayne County Sheriff Warren Evans was the top vote-getter in Tuesday's Democratic primary, with unofficial results showing him with 44 percent. Westland Mayor Bill Wild had 26 percent. Ficano had 6 percent, putting him fifth in a field of 11 candidates.

Evans is expected to be elected to the post in November in the heavily Democratic county. He says it's a "victory for all of us."

--Warren Evans

Wild conceded, saying he'll continue to work to improve the county.

Ficano thanked supporters after the vote. He's said he had success with job creation, Cobo Center improvements and other efforts. Problems in recent years drew attention, however, including a scrapped jail project that ran nearly $100 million over budget.

CHECK: All election results here

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