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Scott Benson
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Detroit City Council
District 3
In office
2014 - Present
Term ends
Years in position 1
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sHampton University
Master'sWayne State University
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Coast Guard
Office website
Campaign website
Scott Benson is a member of the Detroit, Michigan City Council, representing District 3. He was elected to the council on November 5, 2013.[1]

In 2012, Benson was a Democratic candidate for District 1 of the Michigan House of Representatives. Benson was defeated by Brian Banks in the Democratic primary election on August 7, 2012.[2]



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.[3]

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


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.[4] Benson was defeated by Brian Banks in the Democratic primary.[5]

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

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Preceded by
Detroit City Council, District 3
2014 – Present
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