Napoleon Harris

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Napoleon Harris
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Candidate for
Illinois State Senate District 15
PartyDemocratic
Education
High schoolThorton Township High School (1997)
Bachelor'sNorthwestern University
Personal
ProfessionOwner/Operator of two Beggars Pizza stores
Websites
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Napoleon Harris is a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 15 of the Illinois State Senate.

Harris is a former NFL linebacker. He played from 2002-2009 and started in Superbowl XXXVII. He currently owns and operates two Beggars Pizza locations in Harvey.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Harris' campaign website lists the following issues:[2]

  • Education
Excerpt: "Currently, 77% of education funding comes from local sources—mainly property taxes. Because of our over-reliance on property taxes affluent communities can provide quality education but most poor communities cannot."
  • Job Creation & Economic Development
Excerpt: "Illinois Main Street is an economic development program that revitalizes historic and business districts. There are nearly 80 of these programs across the state but only one in the Southland. "
  • Crime Prevention
Excerpt: "Law enforcement alone cannot prevent crime, and officials depend on residents to be the eyes and ears of the neighborhood."

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Harris is running in the 2012 election for Illinois State Senate District 15. Harris defeated Joseph Letke, Jr., Donna Miller and Patricia Mahon in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012. Incumbent James Meeks (D) is not running for re-election. Harris is unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3]

Illinois State Senate, District 15 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Patricia Mahon 21.1% 4,928
Donna Miller 35.2% 8,209
Green check mark transparent.pngNapoleon Harris 43.6% 10,172
Total Votes 23,309

Personal

Harris lives with his wife Nicole and son in Flossmoor. They attend Reeds Temple Church of God in Christ and Valley Kingdom Ministries International.[1]

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