Jamaican attorney to run for Commission Seat in Sunrise

SUNRISE – Ghenete Wright Muir, Sunrise attorney and vice-chair of the City’s Planning & Zoning Advisory Board, filed paper work on Monday, May 12, 2008 to run for the Group D City Commission Seat in the City of Sunrise, Florida.

The Group D seat is currently held by Commissioner Wishner who has filed to run for the Mayoral Seat in Sunrise.

Ghenete Wright Muir

Wright Muir, 35, is married and is the mother of two sons who attend public school in Sunrise. One of her main concerns is the current state of public schools in our city, particularly at the high school level. Bringing about substantive changes in the Sunrise school system is a priority for Wright Muir who is committed to the highest standards of education for our students.

Wright Muir intends to budget the use of tax dollars effectively, advocate for further tax reduction and strive for lower property insurance rates. She will also work to preserve and support homeownership and improve neighborhood safety throughout Sunrise.

Legal Career

Wright Muir received her law degree from Pace University School of Law in 1999 and is admitted to practice law in New York, Connecticut and Florida. Wright Muir worked as a staff attorney with Legal Aid Service of Broward County.

In 2005, Wright Muir opened her own firm, Wright Muir P.A., in Sunrise which is a general practice law firm specializing in Family Law, Immigration, Estate Planning & Probate. Wright Muir is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator.

Civic Participation

Wright Muir is an involved resident of Sunrise who has served on the Planning & Zoning Advisory Board of the City for the past two years. As a board member she has worked to ensure that the best interests of the residents are served. Wright Muir has volunteered as a youth coach for the City’s recreational soccer league and has been a school volunteer at Sandpiper Elementary. She is also an active member of the Greater Sunrise Chamber of Commerce.

Community Involvement

While being actively involved in the City of Sunrise, Wright Muir maintains her involvement in the legal and business community at large. Her activities include:

• Elected Member of the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors

• Serves as moderator for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses

• Elected Board Member of the T.J. Reddick Bar Association

• Board Member of the Jamaica USA Chamber of Commerce

• Advisory Board Member of Keiser University

• Volunteer with the KAPOW (Kids and the Power of Work) Program

• Volunteer with the Catholic Charities Legal Services

• Volunteer Guardian ad Litem

Wright Muir is of Jamaican parentage and spent her formative years in Kingston where she attended Mona Preparatory School and Campion College.

For more information on candidate Ghenete Wright Muir you may visit her website at

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