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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>
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}}{{tnr}}'''Scott Benson''' won the District 3 seat on the Detroit [[Detroit city council elections, 2013|City Council]] on November 5, 2013.<ref name=council>[http://www.freep.com/article/20131106/NEWS01/311060043/detroit-city-council-election-results-incuments-council-districts ''Detroit Free-Press'' "Majority of Detroit City Council winners chosen by district for the first time in nearly a century," November 6, 2013]</ref> He 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>
  
 
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.
 
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.
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2013===
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====General election====
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Benson defeated Francine Adams to win a the District 3 seat on the Detroit City Council in the November 5, 2013 general election.<ref name=council/>
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====Primary election====
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Benson and Adams were the top two vote-getters in the 2013 Detroit municipal primaries. As such, their names would appear on the general election in November.
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====District 3====
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|candidate4 = Russ Bellant
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===2012===
 
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===2010===
 
===2010===
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
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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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>
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
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This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "'''Scott + Benson + Michigan + House'''"
 
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Scott Benson
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Detroit City Council
Councilman-elect
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
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Scott Benson won the District 3 seat on the Detroit City Council on November 5, 2013.[1] He 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.[2]

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

2013

General election

Benson defeated Francine Adams to win a the District 3 seat on the Detroit City Council in the November 5, 2013 general election.[1]

City Council of Detroit, Michigan - District 3, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngScott Benson 63.4% 8,887
     Nonpartisan Francine Adams 36.2% 5,067
     Nonpartisan Write-in 0.4% 61
Total Votes 14,015
Source: City of Detroit Department of Elections

Primary election

Benson and Adams were the top two vote-getters in the 2013 Detroit municipal primaries. As such, their names would appear on the general election in November.

District 3

Detroit, Michigan City Council Primary, District 3, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngScott Benson 36.2% 3,229
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngFrancine Adams 16% 1,425
     Nonpartisan Eugene Slappy 13.4% 1,196
     Nonpartisan Russ Bellant 12.5% 1,114
     Nonpartisan Wanda Redmond 10.4% 928
     Nonpartisan Dorthea Thomas 9% 801
     Nonpartisan Myron Cash Benford 2.4% 215
Total Votes 8,908
Source: City of Detroit Elections Center

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.[3] Benson was defeated by Brian Banks in the Democratic primary.[4]

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.[5]

  • 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:[6]

  • 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.[7]

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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