Council Member Leroy Bennett has been a member of the Suffolk City
Council since 1996 and served as Vice Mayor from 2002 to 2022. Prior to
serving on City Council, Vice Mayor Bennett served as Chairman of the
Suffolk Economic Development Authority (formerly the Industrial
Development Authority) from 1987 to 1994 and as a member of the Suffolk
Redevelopment and Housing Authority Board of Commissioners from 1994 to
1996. Vice Mayor Bennett is a member of City's Finance Committee and
Public Safety Committee.
Council Member Bennett is a retired General Foreman at Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Corporation. He also served in the United States Navy aboard the U.S.S. Forestal and on the boards of several community service organizations.