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The General Assembly of the Council of Baptist Pastors of Detroit and Vicinity unanimously voted to endorse Benny Napoleon for Detroit Mayor.
In March, many of Detroit’s clergy leaders stood with Napoleon as he officially announced his candidacy in front of an audience of more than 2,000 people at the Masonic Temple. According to historic figures, this was likely the largest announcement in Detroit’s history of any one candidate.
During the past few months since his announcement, more than 300 clergy leaders have officially announced their support of Napoleon’s mayoral candidacy.
“After careful consideration and interviewing all of the mayoral candidates individually and having them face our General Assembly, this decision was reached,” said Dr. Deedee Coleman, chair of the political and social action committee of the Council of Baptist Pastors and Vicinity. “Benny Napoleon possesses a vast amount of experience and has proven his support for the city through many decades of service.”