DETROIT (WWJ) – Five weeks away from election day, and Detroit mayoral candidate Benny Napoleon picks up a major endorsement … from Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy.

As Worthy noted, it’s rare for her to hold a news conference, let alone endorse a candidate — but she did just that on Tuesday.

Speaking before reporters in Detroit, Worthy endorsed the Wayne County Sheriff and his bid to become Detroit’s next mayor.

“I’m sick and tired of people saying that public safety is important – and when you go to them with your very real life problems – your child abuse warrants stacking up – your homicide rates are out of control – things you are trying to do for this office, just trying to do your job. Just trying to carry out your duties as chief law enforcement agent of the County and nobody cares,” said Worthy. “I know he does.”

“A prosecutor can … in no way do it alone,” said Worthy. “And it’s much more effective with the right people in leadership roles around him or her in a true partnership with no hidden agenda and Benny Napoleon is that person.”

Napoleon told WWJ’s Jon Hewett that he was both grateful and humbled to have Worthy’s support.

“This endorsement is critical – it is an affirmation that the problem in this community with crime is fixable,” said Napoleon.

“Together we are going to make this city a safe city,” he said.

The polls currently have Napoleon trailing Duggan by a 2 to 1 margin among likely voters.


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