Benny Napoleon Thinking of Ditching His Sheriff's Hat for the Manoogian Mansion
August 2nd, 2012, 12:58 PM
The race for Detroit mayor is getting more interesting.
Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon tells the Detroit News that he's strongly considering a bid for the mayoral seat in 2013. He's up for re-election for sheriff this year.
He told the paper he's being urged daily by people in the city to run for mayor.
Crime is likely to be one key issue in the campaign. Napoleon a substantial resume in that area.
Besides being sheriff, Napoleon served as Detroit police chief.
"I understand city government better than anybody can possibly understand it coming in from the outside," said Napoleon, 56. "There's no question about it. No one understands the crime problem in the city of Detroit better than I do. And crime is the biggest issue that concerns this community today as a Detroiter."