Category: Prime Politics - Original Published on Thursday, 11 July 2013 15:31 Written by Michigan Chronicle Staff
Napoleon is the son of a Baptist pastor, Harry Napoleon, and has been widely known to possess a strong faith, character, morale values, and action-orientated leadership. Clergy in Detroit and throughout Wayne County have partnered with him to root out crime through neighborhood initiatives when he served as Detroit Chief of Police in 1995-2001 and since 2009 where he has served as Wayne County Sheriff.
"Benny was very clear in his presentations and had the best understanding of the problems and possible solutions for our city," said Dr. Lawrence Glass, first vice chair of the Council, referencing the endorsement interview. "We are interested in a mayor who understands collaboration and working with others. A combative attitude at the juncture of Detroit's history is counterproductive."
Napoleon said this about the endorsement, "The Council of Baptist Pastors and Vicinity's support is as much about my experience and understanding of Detroit's challenges as it is about the vision I put forth to make our neighborhoods livable, walkable and sustainable. Clergy across this city don't want to be concerned about the safety and overall welfare of their members.
We have a plan to transform blight into beauty and businesses and reduce crime by 50 percent."
Napoleon has garnered significant endorsements in the past several weeks that cross many sectors of the community. These include the bus driver union ATU Local 26 and the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights.
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