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First Haitian-American elected to the Miami-Dade County Commission sworn in

MIAMI – Jean Monestime, the first Haitian-American elected to the Miami-Dade County Commission, was sworn-in as District 2’s Commissioner on November 16, 2010 at County Hall.

Commissioner Monestime was joined by his wife Kettia and their two sons, Darnell and Clarence. Clarence Monestime and his friend Kensa Desrosiers performed a unique rendition of the National Anthem during the installation ceremony where Reverend Dr. Carl Johnson, Senior Pastor, at 93rd Street Community Baptist Church administered the Oath of Office.


Jean Monestime taking the Oath of Office

District 2 includes portions of the City of Miami, North Miami, North Miami Beach, Opa-locka, and the unincorporated areas of Liberty City, Biscayne Gardens and North Dade Central. As a longtime resident of District 2, Monestime manifested his gratitude to God and his supporters for the opportunity to work on behalf of the constituency.

“I’m here to remind you that Miami is still the magic city,” said Commissioner Monestime. “The United States of America is still the land of opportunity. If you’d like confirmation of this fact, look at me, I’m the proof.”


Commissioner Monestime joined by his wife Kettia and their two sons, Darnell and Clarence.

Commissioner Monestime wants to focus on helping small businesses create jobs in the area, reduce crime, improve the quality of life for the district residents and provide more transparency and accountability.


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