Benny Napoleon

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Benny N. Napoleon
Sheriff of Wayne County, Michigan
Assumed office
Preceded by Warren Evans
Constituency Wayne County, Michigan
Personal details
Born 1955
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Lisa Cunningham (divorced)
Alma mater Mercy College of Detroit
Detroit College of Law (J.D.)
Profession Police officer

Benny Napoleon (born 1955) is an American police officer and politician who is the current Sheriff of Wayne County, Michigan, and a 2013 candidate for the office of Mayor of Detroit.

Napoleon graduated from Cass Technical High School. He entered the Detroit Police in 1975, and rose through the ranks. He served as police chief from 1998-2001 under Dennis Archer. In 2004 he was made Assistant Wayne County Executive, and in 2009 he became Wayne County Sheriff.[1]

Mayoral election[edit]

A Democrat, Napoleon entered Detroit politics in 2013, announcing his intentions to run for mayor in the city's non-partisan primary to replace Dave Bing, who announced he would not seek re-election after the appointment of an emergency manager for the city.[2][3] During the primary campaign, he referred to himself as a "businessman with a badge" [1]. Napoleon placed second in the primary, and lost the mayoral race to Mike Duggan on November 5, 2013.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Bio of Benny Napoleon". Huffington Post. 
  2. ^ Matt Helms (March 26, 2013). "Benny Napoleon kicks off bid to be Detroit's next mayor". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved March 27, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Bing won't seek re-election as Detroit mayor". The Big Story. 

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