03/25/2012 10:26 am ET

Deputy Mayor A Familiar Role For Mayor Bing's Chief Of Staff, Kirk Lewis

By Ashley C. Woods, MLive

Chief of Staff Kirk J. Lewis was already named the Detroit's deputy mayor, according to City Charter rules, when Mayor Dave Bing was admitted to Henry Ford Hospital Thursday afternoon.

Mayor Bing underwent surgery to repair a perforated intestine on Saturday, according to his press office.
Becoming deputy mayor isn't an act that requires a swearing-in, said Robert Warfield, Mayor Bing's director of communications.

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