D. Michael Collins

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D. Michael Collins
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Mayor of Toledo
In office
January 2, 2014-Present
Term ends
Years in position 1
Base salary$122,400/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Toledo City Council, District 2
Bachelor'sUniversity of Toledo
Master'sUniversity of Toledo
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Marine Corps
Office website
Campaign website
D. Michael Collins is the Mayor of Toledo, Ohio. He was elected on November 5, 2013 and assumed office on January 2, 2014. Before he became Mayor of Toledo, Collins represented District 2 on Toledo's City Council from 2008-2014 and served as an officer in the Toledo Police Department from 1973-2000.[1]


Collins was born in Toledo, Ohio. After graduating from Libbey High School, he served in the United States Marine Corps for six years. He reached the rank of Colonel and was honorably discharged. He holds a B.A. in Business Administration and an M.B.A from the University of Toledo. His professional experience includes working as a police officer.[1]


Below is an abbreviated outline of Collins' academic, professional and political career:[1]

  • 2014-Present: Mayor of Toledo
  • 2008-2014: Member of the Toledo City Council, District 2
  • 1990-2000: President of the Toledo Police Patrolman's Association
  • 1983: Earned a M.A. in business administration from the University of Toledo
  • 1975: Earned a B.A. in business administration from the University of Toledo
  • 1973-2000: Officer in the Toledo Police Department



Collins was elected as Mayor of Toledo on November 5, 2013.[2]

Toledo, Ohio Mayoral Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngD. Michael Collins 56.5% 28,159
     Independent Michael P. Bell Incumbent 43.5% 21,721
Total Votes 49,880

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Political offices
Preceded by
Michael P. Bell
Mayor of Toledo
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Toledo City Council, District 2
Succeeded by
Matt Cherry