Former Detroit Mayor’s Son To Announce Run For Conyers-Vacated Seat

Coleman Young II waits for the microphone to give his concession speech at the election night party for mayoral candidate Coleman Young II at Southern Fire Bistro & Lounge in Detroit on Nov. 7, 2017. (Robin Buckson / The Detroit News)
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DETROIT (AP) — The son of a former Detroit mayor plans to run for the 13th Congressional District seat vacated by John Conyers following allegations by former staffers of sexual harassment and inappropriate touching.

Spokesman Adolph Mongo says state Sen. Coleman Young II will announce his candidacy Monday. Mongo says Young would run in the scheduled Democratic primary and a special election if, Gov. Rick Snyder calls one.

Young’s father was the late Mayor Coleman A. Young.

Democratic state Sen. Ian Conyers, a grandson of John Conyers’ brother, also plans to run.

The 88-year-old John Conyers first was elected in 1964. He endorsed his son, John Conyers III, during Wednesday’s retirement announcement.

Some U.S. House members had urged the senior Conyers to resign as a House Ethics Committee investigates the harassment claims.