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Senator Napoleon Harris Bio

Napoleon B. Harris III serves as the State Senator from Illinois’ 15th District, representing parts of Cook and Will Counties, covering the 9th Ward of Chicago in the north in Cook and Blue Island in the north, Calumet City in the east, part of Oak Forrest and Homewood in the west, and Steger in the south in Will County. The district also includes the cities of Dolton, Riverdale, South Holland, Harvey, Midlothian, Glenwood, Markham, Crete and Monee.

Napoleon Harris was born Feb. 25, 1979, and grew up in Dixmoor, Illinois. Harris was an honor student and a tri-star athlete at Thornton Township High School in Harvey. He earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Northwestern University. Later, Harris received his postgraduate certificate from Northwestern Kellogg’s School of Business Management.

Harris is a former football player. He played college football at Northwestern and was drafted by the Oakland Raiders. He was the Raiders’ starting middle linebacker in Super Bowl XXXVII. Harris also played for the Minnesota Vikings and Kansas City Chiefs, for a total of seven NFL seasons.

Senator Harris married Nicole Bunton in 2006; they have two sons, Napoleon Harris IV and Noah.

Sen. Napoleon B. Harris III

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15th Legislative District

Committee assignments: Public Health; Transportation; Committee of the Whole; Commerce and Economic Development; Insurance (Vice-Chairperson); Licensed Activities and Pensions.

Biography: Entrepreneur and legislator; from Dixmoor; B.A. in Communications, Northwestern University; Postgraduate certificate, Northwestern Kellogg School of Business Management; former NFL linebacker; married (wife, Nicole); three children (sons, Napoleon Harris IV, Noah & daughter, Nahla).