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Dorcena Forry Redefined What It Means To Be Black Irish

Linda Dorcena Forry is a 41 year old Haitian American woman who was born and raised in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston. She is a Democratic member of the Massachusetts Senate who represents the first Suffolk district since June 2013. While presiding the recent elegant South Boston's annual St. Patrick's Day Breakfast, this State Senator has redeemed Southie's gritty honor on Sunday March 16. State Senator Linda Dorcena Forry is the first woman to command the podium, the first Dorchester resident, the first Haitian-American and the first person of color to helm the legendary event-- to host Sunday's St. Patrick's Day Breakfast in South Boston. It is a venue where politicians poke fun at themselves and colleagues.

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Massachusetts first to elect Senator of Haitian descent in US, Linda Dorcena Forry

Haitian-American Linda Dorcéna Forry has been named the Senator for the 1st Suffolk District in the Massachusetts State Senate. On Tuesday the 28th of May 2013, Forry, a Democratic member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing her district since 2005, beat Republican Joseph Anthony Ureneck for the seat by a whopping 82% of over 9,600 votes. Her victory is a considerable one as it marks the first time a person of Haitian descent has been elected the U.S. Senate.

Linda Dorcéna Forry was born in Boston in 1973. She attended the ST. Kevin Grammar School and then the Monsignor Ryan Memorial High School. Her alma mater was Boston College, where she studied business management before working as a legislative assistant. In 1999 she left the State House to work for the City of Boston's Department of Neighborhood Development's executive staff and she rose to become the Acting Chief of Staff.

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Haitian-American Linda Dorcena Forry to Run for Massachusetts Senate

Massachusetts House Representative and Haitian-American Linda Dorcena Forry won the Democratic primary race for the Senate against Nick Collins on May 7th 2013. The primary win was a significant victory for Forry because Boston-Irish male politicians have dominated the First Suffolk seat in the Senate. Although the vote count showed Forry won by a small margin, 378 ballots or 47% of ballots cast, over Collins' 45%, he did not contest the election results.

Representative Linda Dorcena Forry said her win was due in large part to her campaign staff's diligence in mounting a concerted get-out-the-vote effort. Door-to-door and phone canvassing kept Forry's name and qualifications uppermost in voters' minds. Her campaign mailers also listed her impressive accomplishments during her eight years in the House, along with respected local politicians and civic leaders' endorsements.

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Haitian-American Noramie Festa Jasmin made History as Mayor of Spring Valley

This is a sign that the Haitian community is moving and if I may say "Up" in the US. The latest is having one of our own elected as mayor in a major town. On behalf of the Haitian diaspora in the United States and all over the world, I would like to congratulate Noramie Festa Jasmin as the new Mayor of Spring Valley.

She has become the first Haitian American and the first woman to be elected as Mayor of Spring valley in 2009.

Before becoming Mayor of Spring Valley in New York, Noramie Jasmin occupied the position of trustee as well as deputy Mayor.

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