Benny Napoleon announces run for Mayor: Coverage, tweet roundup

Benny Napoleon at the Masonic Temple announcing his run for Detroit mayor.

Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon has joined the race for Mayor of the City of Detroit. In an announcement at the Masonic Temple, the 57-year-old Napoleon ended any doubt that he’d throw his hat into the ring to run for the top job in city, which currently is operating under an emergency financial manager.

Benny Napoleon at the Masonic Temple announcing his run for Detroit mayor.Napoleon, with his announcement tonight, joins announced candidates Krystal Crittendon (former corporation counsel for the City of Detroit), Mike Duggan (former head of the Detroit Medical Center), Fred Durhal (state representative), Lisa Howze (former state representative) and Mark Murphy (community advocate).

What did the public and media have to say? Here are some of the best links and online conversation about the announcement and some background on Benny Napoleon.

Benny Napoleon Announces He’s Running For Mayor

Current Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon is announcing today that he’s running for mayor. The 57-year old was a former police chief under Dennis Archer for three years and also a Detroit police officer for 26.

Storified by DetroitUnspun – The Detroit Regional News Hub· Tue, Mar 26 2013 17:06:50

News stories from around the web
Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon running for mayor of Detroit(WXYZ) – Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon says he’s up for the challenge of running the City of Detroit. Napoleon told 7 Action News t…
Benny Napoleon kicks off bid to be Detroit’s next mayorAmid chants of "Run, Benny, run," Benny Napoleon kicked off his bid to become the city’s next mayor tonight, saying he’s the leader the c…
Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon officially announces Detroit mayoral run on TuesdayWayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon officially announced his candidacy for Detroit mayor during a 6 p.m. Tuesday news conference at the M…
Napoleon expected to announce mayoral candidacy for Detroit todayDetroit – Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon is expected to formally announce his bid for mayor of Detroit at an event at the Masonic Te…
Crowd fills Masonic Temple for Benny Napoleon announcement on Detroit mayoral raceDETROIT, MI — A crowd of supporters and curious residents are waiting to hear from Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon at the Masonic Te…
Social media reaction to Benny Napoleon announcement (organized by time stamp)
I honestly believe Benny Napoleon would make a great mayor.C Ann
Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon looking to be Detroit’s new Mayor. #SameOldSameOldJeff O’Meara
Judge Mathis #SpiritOfDetroit
UAW Prez Bob King here supporting Benny Napoleon. He and Rick Snyder could battle it out for Best Michigan Accent.Sarah Cwiek
Inspired by this spirited group of Detroiters. Lets take our city back!! Democracy is under attack. #spiritofdetroit @bennynapoleonjessica Care moore
@BennyNapoleon We love You Benny Napoleon and wish you much success.Benny has never turned me down to provide a patrol car!barry ross
@JudgeGregMathis introduced @kharris1911 , a phenomenal speaker and leader in the community. #SpiritofDetroitHead-A-Hopper Hwy
Napoleon enters to "Benny and the Jets."Sarah Cwiek
Run Benny Run!! #SpiritOfDetroitNicholas Mukhtar
"Benny Napoleon was a @UAW baby" — #Detroit #SpiritOfDetroitBenny Napoleon
Work. Good work. http://<a href="" class=""></a> #SpiritOfDetroitDennis Porter Jr
DETROIT IS NOT MY HOBBY, IT IS MY HOME. #Detroit #SpiritOfDetroitBenny Napoleon
Looking for a leader-some1 who shares the heart & #SpiritOfDetroit-some1 who spends every waken moment to return #Detroit to glory-here I amBenny Napoleon
I am ready to become mayor of the City of #Detroit. #SpiritOfDetroitBenny Napoleon
@BennyNapoleon shares the heart and cares for the city of @Detroit. #SpiritofDetroitHead-A-Hopper Hwy
We need livable, sustainable neighborhoods!!! @bennynapoleon #spiritofdetroitjessica Care moore
We are going to create #jobs in this community by actively recruiting business to make OUR home THEIR home. #Detroit #SpiritOfDetroitBenny Napoleon
RT @BennyNapoleon They risk everything, and are rewarded little. #Detroit #Police #SpiritOfDetroit. Thank You! And DFD TOO!!Paula C McNichol
"Failure is not an option!" -@BennyNapoleon #SpiritofDetroitHead-A-Hopper Hwy
It’s time to ignore the distractions and focus on making this city work. #Detroit #SpiritOfDetroitBenny Napoleon
We will replace our blight with businesses. #Detroit #SpiritOfDetroitBenny Napoleon
#SpiritOfDetroit lives in meYaBoinyce
Sheriff Benny Napoleon officially announces run for Mayor of Detroit. Endorsements include UAW&pres. Bob King spoke. http://<a href="" class=""></a>Julie Banovic
#SpiritOfDetroit maintaining law and order on downtown sidewalks while neglecting civilian neighborhoods in "lost" parts of the cityAli
A special thank you to those who risk their lives every single night to protect. #Detroit #Police #Firefighters #SpiritOfDetroitNick Fletcher
Recent 23 minute interview with Chuck Stokes on “Spotlight on the News”
Spotlight on the News: Benny Napoleon Gets Ready to Enter Mayoral RaceThe race for Detroit Mayor is heating up and Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon appears to be ready to toss his hat in the ring. On Marc…
Photo Gallery of Napoleon, mostly from years as Detroit Police Chief
Benny Napoleon through the yearsLatest news from the Detroit Free Press newspaper of metro Detroit, Michigan, City of Detroit, Oakland County, Wayne County, Macomb Count…
Official Campaign Websites
Benny Napoleon – Leading Detroit ForwardWednesday, March 20th, 2013 @ 9:55AM On Tuesday, March 26, Benny Napoleon will make a special announcement regarding the future of Detroi…
The Spirit of DetroitA city now in a resurgence stage, having seen many ups and downs,embodies a grit and dermination unlike any other. This is the #SpiritOfD…
Official Campaign Social Media
Benny Napoleon (BennyNapoleon) on TwitterThe latest from Benny Napoleon (@BennyNapoleon). Public safety is my top priority. I’ve served honorably as Wayne County Sheriff since 20…
Benny N. NapoleonBenny N. Napoleon was educated in the Detroit Public School system and graduated from Cass…
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