Detroit’s mayoral race heated up Friday when State Sen. Coleman A. Young II announced his candidacy for the position held for two decades by his legendary father.

Young — the only son of the city’s first African-American mayor, the late Mayor Coleman Alexander Young — said he is running to bring jobs to a city where almost half are living in poverty, adding that his father was “turning over in his grave.”

“I want to put the citizens of Detroit back to work, and when I say that I mean the neighborhoods,” Young said. “Right now, 40 percent of the city of Detroit is living in poverty. That is not…