The head of the Ministry Haitians Living Abroad (MHAVE), Minister Francois Guillaume II, congratulated newly-elected politicians on their victories in the Nov. 4 U.S. elections.
On behalf of the Martelly / Lamothe administration and MHAVE, we’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate members of the Diaspora who are making history in the United States and who exemplify the characteristics of the Haitian people — welcoming, proud and capable.
“We are proud of all our elected officials abroad and wish you luck in your new responsibilities,” Guillaume said. “Our country is too rich too be poor; know that you can always rely on your country for support.”
Tuesday night, former Saratoga Springs mayor, Mia Love, became the first black female Republican elected to Congress. Following in her history-making footsteps, Rodneyse Bichotte defeated her Republican challenger, becoming the first Haitian American from NYC elected to the New York State Assembly.
Other big wins include,Michaelle C. Solages (D-Elmont), who won her second term representing the central Nassau district; Dr. Smith Joseph, new mayor elect for North Miami; and Karl Racine, new attorney general of Washington, D.C.