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}}{{tnr}}'''Scott Benson''' is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] candidate for State Representative in [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012#District 1| District 1]].
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}}{{tnr}}'''Scott Benson''' was a [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|2012]] [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] candidate for District 1 of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]]. Benson was defeated by [[Brian Banks]] in the Democratic primary on August 7, 2012.<reF>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/candlist/12GEN/12GEN_CL.HTM ''Michigan Secretary of State'' "General Election Candidate List" Accessed September 11, 2012]</ref>
  
==Personal==
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He currently works as the Small Business Development Manager for Midtown Detroit, Inc., a nonprofit concerned with revitalizing Midtown, and as a partner in Trivium Partners LLC, a Detroit real estate development firm. He is also a Commissioned Officer in the US Coast Guard Reserve.
Benson, a Detroit Democrat and entrepreneur, who also ran in 2010, currently works as the Small Business Development Manager for Midtown Detroit, Inc., a non –profit concerned with revitalizing Midtown, and as a partner in Trivium Partners LLC, a Detroit real estate development firm. He is also a Commissioned Officer in the US Coast Guard Reserve.
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==Experience==
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==Biography==
'''Scott Benson''' is an economic development specialist and works with 200+ small businesses in his role with Midtown Detroit, Inc.  
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Benson is an economic development specialist and works with small businesses in his role with Midtown Detroit, Inc. Benson says he has brought over 300 jobs to Metro Detroit and over $30 million in economic investment. He also is responsible for approximately $750,000 in financing for a community service center which includes 100 Head Start classroom seats, a University of Michigan technology hub, and an adult literacy program.
 
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Over the last ten years Benson has delivered $30 million in commercial investment, over 300 jobs, and $500,000 in annual tax revenues to Metro Detroit and the State of Michigan. His accomplishments include bringing approximately $750,000 in financing for a community service center which includes 100 Head Start classroom seats, a University of Michigan technology hub, and an adult literacy program.
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==Military Service==
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Scott Benson began his public service as a member of the U.S. Coast Guard, serving 22 years as a commissioned officer, including two tours of duty in Kuwait.  
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
Benson is opposed by [[Brian Banks]], [[Christopher Cavanagh]], [[Valerie Kindle]], and [[Gregory Robinson]] in the Democratic primary on August 7.<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/candlist/12PRI/12PRI_CL.HTM ''Michigan Department of State'' "2012 Unofficial Michigan Primary Candidate Listing," Accessed June 7, 2012]</ref>
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Benson was opposed by [[Brian Banks]], [[Christopher Cavanagh]], [[Valerie Kindle]], and [[Gregory Robinson]] in the Democratic primary on August 7.<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/12PRI/12PRIall.html ''Michigan Department of State,'' Official 2012 Primary Results]</ref> Benson was defeated by [[Brian Banks]] in the Democratic primary.<reF>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/candlist/12GEN/12GEN_CL.HTM ''Michigan Secretary of State'' "General Election Candidate List" Accessed September 11, 2012]</ref>
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|Chamber=Michigan House of Representatives, District 1
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|winner1 = Brian Banks
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|candidate2 = Scott Benson
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|candidate3 = Christopher Cavanagh
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|candidate4 = Valerie Kindle
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|candidate5 = Gregory Robinson
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|votes1 = 2304
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|votes2 = 2208
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|votes3 = 1275
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|votes4 = 1235
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|votes5 = 450
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===Campaign themes===
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Benson describes the main themes of his campaign on his campaign website.<ref>[http://scottbenson4rep.com/index/?page_id=28 ''Scott Benson for State Represtative,'' "Issues," accessed August 2, 2012]</ref>
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*'''Education'''
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Excerpt: "I want students in our community to excel. We can meet students’ needs by funding programs and encouraging a curriculum that enables them to meet and exceed state educational performance and employability standards."
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*'''Job Creation'''
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Excerpt: "Building upon my record of creating jobs, I’ll use my small business development experience, courting and financing new and existing businesses, to bolster our local economies."
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*'''Public Safety'''
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Excerpt: "Nothing is more important to me than keeping our communities, schools and public spaces safe for our families. This can only be accomplished by implementing effective policies that build upon the positive steps taken by our law enforcement authorities."
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*'''Regional Transportation System'''
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Excerpt: "I support the exploration of practical and creative solutions to solve the growing number of issues facing our public transit system. Great cities around the nation have embraced the power and increased mobility a regional transit system can provide residents."
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===Endorsements===
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Benson was endorsed by the following individuals and organizations, as listed on his campaign website:<ref>[http://scottbenson4rep.com/index/?page_id=34 ''Scott Benson for State Representative,'' "Endorsements," June 27, 2012]</ref>
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*Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
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*Detroit Free Press
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*The Detroit News
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*Amalgamated Transit Union Local 26
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*Detroit Police Officers Association
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*Michigan Farm Bureau
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*Michigan Credit Union League Legislative Action Fund
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*Michigan Association of Police Organizations
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*Wayne County Democratic Black Caucus
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*The Eastside Slate
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*Hmong Community of Metro-Detroit
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*Ecumenical Ministers Alliance
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*Wayne County Pharmacists Association
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*Fannie Lou Hamer
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*Dr. Nicholas Hood III, Pastor of Plymouth United Church of Christ
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
Benson was a [[:Category:Democratic candidate, Michigan House of Representatives, 2010|Democratic candidate]] for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010#District 2|District 2 in the Michigan House of Representatives]] in the [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010 state legislative elections]]. Benson was defeated in the Democratic primary on August 3, 2010.  
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:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
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Benson was a [[Democratic]] candidate for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010#District 2|District 2 in the Michigan House of Representatives]] in the [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010 state legislative elections]]. Benson was defeated by [[Lisa Howze]] in the Democratic primary on August 3, 2010.<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/10PRI/08.HTM ''Michigan Secretary of State'', 2010 Primary Election Results – State Representative, retrieved July 19, 2012.]</ref>
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==Personal==
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Scott Benson began his public service as a member of the U.S. Coast Guard, serving 22 years as a commissioned officer, including two tours of duty in Kuwait in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
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==Recent news==
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==External links==
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*[http://scottbenson4rep.com/index/ Official Campaign Website]
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*[http://www.facebook.com/ScottBenson4rep Scott Benson Facebook]
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*[http://mivote.org/mi-election-2012/ MiVote.org]
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*[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/candlist/12PRI/12PRI_CL.HTM Michigan Board of Elections-2012 Candidate List]
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Scott Benson
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Candidate for
Michigan House of Representatives District 1
PartyDemocratic
Education
Bachelor'sHampton University
Master'sWayne State University
OtherThe National Naval War College
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Coast Guard, Commander
Years of service22 years including two tours of duty to Kuwait
Personal
ProfessionSmall Business Manager, Midtown Detroit, Inc.
Websites
Personal website
Campaign website
Scott Benson campaign logo
CandidateVerification
Scott Benson was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 1 of the Michigan House of Representatives. Benson was defeated by Brian Banks in the Democratic primary on August 7, 2012.[1]

He currently works as the Small Business Development Manager for Midtown Detroit, Inc., a nonprofit concerned with revitalizing Midtown, and as a partner in Trivium Partners LLC, a Detroit real estate development firm. He is also a Commissioned Officer in the US Coast Guard Reserve.

Biography

Benson is an economic development specialist and works with small businesses in his role with Midtown Detroit, Inc. Benson says he has brought over 300 jobs to Metro Detroit and over $30 million in economic investment. He also is responsible for approximately $750,000 in financing for a community service center which includes 100 Head Start classroom seats, a University of Michigan technology hub, and an adult literacy program.

Elections

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Benson was opposed by Brian Banks, Christopher Cavanagh, Valerie Kindle, and Gregory Robinson in the Democratic primary on August 7.[2] Benson was defeated by Brian Banks in the Democratic primary.[3]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 1 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Banks 30.8% 2,304
Scott Benson 29.6% 2,208
Christopher Cavanagh 17.1% 1,275
Valerie Kindle 16.5% 1,235
Gregory Robinson 6% 450
Total Votes 7,472

Campaign themes

Benson describes the main themes of his campaign on his campaign website.[4]

  • Education

Excerpt: "I want students in our community to excel. We can meet students’ needs by funding programs and encouraging a curriculum that enables them to meet and exceed state educational performance and employability standards."

  • Job Creation

Excerpt: "Building upon my record of creating jobs, I’ll use my small business development experience, courting and financing new and existing businesses, to bolster our local economies."

  • Public Safety

Excerpt: "Nothing is more important to me than keeping our communities, schools and public spaces safe for our families. This can only be accomplished by implementing effective policies that build upon the positive steps taken by our law enforcement authorities."

  • Regional Transportation System

Excerpt: "I support the exploration of practical and creative solutions to solve the growing number of issues facing our public transit system. Great cities around the nation have embraced the power and increased mobility a regional transit system can provide residents."

Endorsements

Benson was endorsed by the following individuals and organizations, as listed on his campaign website:[5]

  • Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Detroit Free Press
  • The Detroit News
  • Amalgamated Transit Union Local 26
  • Detroit Police Officers Association
  • Michigan Farm Bureau
  • Michigan Credit Union League Legislative Action Fund
  • Michigan Association of Police Organizations
  • Wayne County Democratic Black Caucus
  • The Eastside Slate
  • Hmong Community of Metro-Detroit
  • Ecumenical Ministers Alliance
  • Wayne County Pharmacists Association
  • Fannie Lou Hamer
  • Dr. Nicholas Hood III, Pastor of Plymouth United Church of Christ

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Benson was a Democratic candidate for District 2 in the Michigan House of Representatives in the November 2, 2010 state legislative elections. Benson was defeated by Lisa Howze in the Democratic primary on August 3, 2010.[6]

Personal

Scott Benson began his public service as a member of the U.S. Coast Guard, serving 22 years as a commissioned officer, including two tours of duty in Kuwait in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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