Napoleon B. Harris III serves as the State Senator from Illinois’ 15th District. He represents parts of both Cook and Will Counties, covering the 9th Ward of Chicago and Blue Island, Calumet City and parts of Oak Forest and Homewood, and Steger. The district also includes the cities of Dolton, Dixmoor, East Hazel Crest, Riverdale, South Holland, Harvey, Midlothian, Glenwood, Markham, Posen, Crete and Monee.

Napoleon Harris III 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 post-graduate certificate from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Business Management.

Public safety is one of Harris’ deepest concerns. Harris fought for the creation of a violent crimes task force in Englewood, Illinois, in order to reduce the level of violent crime throughout the community, while studying the genesis and effects of this crime.

Harris believes that keeping kids in school is essential to future success for our state. Expulsions and suspensions have become an all-too-easy alternative to in-school behavior rehabilitation. Senator Harris has supported legislation to reduce the number of harsh penalties that keep kids out of school and force them onto the streets.  

Senator Harris is the Chairman of Insurance, Vice-Chairman of Telecommunications & InfoTechnology, and serves on the following committees: Commerce and Economic Development, Executive, Human Services, Supplier Diversity, Executive, Special Committee on Pension Investments and the Subcommittee on Procurement and Gaming.

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 – and a daughter named Nahla

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Springfield Office:
Senator 15th District
M113 Capitol
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-8066

District Office:
1350 E. Sibley Blvd., Suite 403
Dolton, IL 60419
(708) 893-0552
(708) 566-4108 FAX