Councilman Benson is connected to the people of the 3rd District and the challenges they face everyday.



The son of two public school teachers, Scott was born and raised in a working class neighborhood of Los Angeles knowing the importance of education. He went on to graduate from public schools and put himself through college with student loans, part-time work and a US Coast Guard scholarship. 

As a former real estate developer in Southeast Michigan, he helped create jobs for hundreds of Detroiters and is laser focused on creating more jobs and economic opportunity in the 3rd District.



Scott Benson has a track record of success for changing lives in District 3. Benson has been directly involved in negotiations to create or receive commitments on close to 1,000 jobs for the district.

He has went after non-compliant and violence-ridden strip clubs, by writing and implementing an ordinance to expedite their closing. He also successfully worked to close over 165 illegal marijuana facilities.