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Norman Hemming Vies For Miramar Commission Seat

Norman Hemming
Norman Hemming

MIRAMAR – The City of Miramar will be holding elections on Tuesday, March 10th and Norman Hemming vies for Commission Seat 1.

Hemming currently serves as President of the Amber Lake Home Owners Association and previously served on the Board of Directors of Easter Seals South Florida, as well as, other philanthropic organizations.   He is committed to making your voice heard on the Miramar City Commission.

Like you, Norman Hemming wants to play an active role in reducing the violent crime statistic – making Miramar safer, more attractive to businesses, and a better place to raise our children, exercise, care for our seniors, worship, and forge a future filled with unlimited promise.  Secondly, he is committed to conserving our fiscal future in Miramar, by reducing what is already a $222 million budget, and reigning in one of the highest millage (tax) rates of any city, of our size, in South Florida.  Lastly, he is committed to the redevelopment of Historic Miramar, and ensuring a vibrant economy for all Miramar residents, irrespective of the geographical area of the city in which we live.

“Today, I still believe that the best is yet to come,” says Hemming.  In spite of the issues facing Miramar, I still believe that our greatest days are still ahead for our beloved city.  “I am asking for your support as I start on this journey towards serving on the Miramar City Commission.”  If you share my vision of one unified Miramar which is safe for families, fiscally sound, welcoming to businesses, and attractive to seniors, I urge you to connect with me and help make it happen.

Norman has been endorsed by the Sun Sentinel as having “the best leadership skills and grasp of city issues to be successful.”  He has also been endorsed by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Board of Realtors which says that my “unique combination of commitment, compassion and concern make [me] the ideal candidate for office.  Additionally, he has also been endorsed by the largest labor union in the city of Miramar – the General Association of Miramar Employees (G.A.M.E.).   However, the only endorsement that truly matters to Norman is your endorsement of him at the polls on March 10, 2015.  According to him, “together we can make a meaningful difference – for our families, our city and our great country.”  I still believe that the best is yet to come!

You can learn more about his campaign at his website www.normforcommish.com.   Additionally, you can connect with him on Facebook or send him a tweet @norm4commish.  Join the Dream – Vote March 10, 2015 – NORMAN HEMMING, Miramar Commission SEAT 1.

About Norman Hemming

Norman Orlando Hemming was born in Kingston, Jamaica and raised with five siblings by his mother.  Although life was hard, his mother, a descendant of Cuban immigrants, taught him and his siblings that if they worked hard, played by the rules, and were faithful to their creator, the best was yet to come.   Hemmings learned early on the value of hard work, teamwork and perseverance. He grew up in Pembroke Hall, attending Pembroke Hall Primary through the fifth Grade and went on to Jamaica College.  At the beginning of 5th form his parents migrated to Bronx, New York, where he completed his high school education at Evander Childs High School  Upon graduating from Evander Childs he did course work for a bachelor’s degree at both Cornell University and John Jay College of Criminal Justice.  While completing his BA degree in Government and Public Administration, he worked as a bank teller, security guard, and taxi driver, to supplement the income from his mother who worked as a housekeeper, in Long Island.  While driving a gypsy cab in the Bronx, he was robbed of $67 by a passenger.  This robbery left a permanent scar on his forehead from a crowbar that pierced his skull.  The robbery also left an indelible impression on his psyche and he became and remains committed to pursuing a career as a prosecutor and champion for justice.

After college, he earned a Merit Fellowship scholarship to Howard University School of Law where he received a Juris Doctorate (Law degree).  After graduation from law school, he worked as an Assistant District Attorney with the “Manhattan DA’s Office.”  He subsequently spent the next two decades working in various capacities for the federal government.  Additionally, he earned an ordination certificate as a minister of the gospel from Shiloh Theological Seminary in Stafford, Virginia.  He currently serves on the Pastor’s Council of Cooper City Church of God (formerly Miramar Church of God). He has been married for 21 years to his wife Carol, a Miramar pre-school teacher, and is the proud parents of two children, Imani and Rachel aged 20 and 17.

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