Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon considers run for Detroit mayor

Published On: Dec 10 2012 09:08:31 PM EST
Updated On: Dec 10 2012 09:11:31 PM EST
DETROIT -

Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon announced Monday his definite interest in running for Detroit mayor.

Napoleon, 57, is forming an exploratory committee to consider a run for the city's mayoral office.

"I'm asking them, am I the right man for the job? Am I the guy that they want? If they say no then I won't run," he said. "I think the answer is going to be, 'I think we want you to do this.'"

Napoleon joins former Detroit Medical Center chairman Mike Duggan and state representatives Fred Durhal and Lisa Howze as potential Detroit mayor candidates.

Read: Duggan might run for Detroit mayor

Detroit Lions general manager Tom Lewand has supported Duggan's run saying he could get the job done as mayor, based on the work Duggan did when he served as deputy Wayne County Executive in helping get both Ford Field and Comerica Park built.

Mayor Dave Bing hasn't said if he will seek another four-year term of the financially troubled city as of yet.

Related: Bing says being mayor of Detroit is among the toughest mayoral jobs in country

"It's probably the second-most difficult job in this country behind the President," Bing said during an interview with CNN.