Emile Bazile Haitian Times
Emile Bazile was nominated to fill the role of male Democratic District Leader in the 50th Assembly District. Contributed Photo.

Brooklyn resident Emile Bazile has been appointed district leader in the Kings County Democratic Party, officials announced Sept. 8. He is expected to be confirmed by the party next month. The appointment makes Bazile, 24, the first Black district leader for New York’s 50th Assembly District, which encompasses the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Fort Greene.  It also makes Bazile, who works for the office of District 50 Assemblymember Joe Lentol, the fourth Haitian-American in a district leadership role for the Democratic party. The other three Haitian-Americans currently serving as district leaders are District 42 Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte, who also chairs the Kings County Democratic Committee, Josue Pierre, who serves as male district leader for the 42nd Assembly District and Edu Hermelyn, the male district leader for the 43rd Assembly District. TO READ FULL STORY Sign in to your account. Haitian Times’ Subscription, Billed Monthly Haitian Times’ Subscription, Billed Yearly One month access

Sam is a reporter for The Haitian Times and a 2020 Report for America fellow. He has covered Haiti and its diaspora since 2018. His work has also appeared in USA Today, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and...