By Lisa Dumas
Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick is not your average Democrat.
Cherfilus-McCormick is a first-generation Haitian American, and, although she’ll be running against incumbent heavyweight Alcee Hastings in Florida’s District 20 congressional primary next month, she may also become a legend in her own right.
If she wins, the 39-year-old attorney, CEO, and healthcare-reform lobbyist will become the second Haitian American to be elected to Congress.
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