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Ruthzee Louijeune will become the first Haitian-American to serve on the Boston city council. (Photo: Avery Bleichfeld/The Huntington News)

From Massachusetts to Florida, Haitian-American candidates ran in contested races for city council, U.S. Congress and civil court judge in the Nov. 2 elections. 

Boston will have its first Haitian-American city council member in Ruthzee Louijeune, who was elected by voters citywide for an at-large council seat, according to results from Nov. 2. 

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Sam is a reporter for The Haitian Times and a 2020 Report for America corps member. He has covered Haiti and its diaspora since 2018. His work has also appeared in USA Today, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and Haiti Liberte. Sam can be reached at or on Twitter @sambojarski.