NYS Elections 2022: Haitian-American candidates in June primary – Haitian Times

The Haitian Times
Bridging the gap
NEW YORK — When New York State holds its Democratic primary on June 28, major seats up for grabs will include those for State Assembly, Governor and Congress. On the ballot for those seats are eight Haitian-Americans. 
Here is a roundup of those candidates who may appear on your ballot, depending on where you live. The list is in order of office ranking.
Voter registration, both by mail and in-person, must be completed by June 3 to participate. 
Note: This roundup will be updated periodically ahead of the June 28 primary. To alert us of a Haitian-American candidate in your region, email submissions@haitiantimes.com.  
Kimberly Jean-Pierre, District 11
Jean-Pierre is running for re-election to represent District 11 (Suffolk County) in the state assembly, where she is in her fourth term as an assemblymember. 
In the assembly, she currently sits on six committees, including the Economic Development and Mental Health Committees.  
Clyde Vanel, District 33
Vanel, serving in his third term as assemblymember for District 33 in southeast Queens, will be running against Oster Bryan.  
He is the chair of the Subcommittee on Internet and New Technology. 
Rodneyse Bichotte-Hermelyn, District 42
Bichotte-Hermelyn, who is in her fourth term as assemblymember for central Brooklyn’s District 42, will be running against Victor Jordan.
She is the chair for two committees: the Task Force on Women’s Issues and the subcommittee on Oversight of Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises. 
Pierre Albert, District 43
First-time candidate Albert, a former program manager at the governor’s office of storm recovery, will face off against incumbent Brian Cunningham and hopefuls Jelanie Deshong and Tim Hunter for District 43’s assembly seat, which includes parts of Crown Heights and Prospect Lefferts Gardens. 
Mathylde Frontus, District 46
Frontus is running against Dionne Brown-Jordan to represent District 46 in the state assembly. 
Currently in her second term as an assemblymember, she is the chair of the Subcommittee on Minority Mental Health.
Phara Souffrant Forrest, District 57
Forrest is running for a second term to represent District 57 in the assembly, which comprises the neighborhoods of Fort Greene, Clinton Hill and Prospect Heights. 
She is the member of seven committees, as well as the chair of the Subcommittee on Intergenerational Care. 
Carrié Solages, 4th Congressional District
Solages will join five other candidates running for New York’s 4th Congressional District in southwest Long Island.
In addition to working as an attorney, he has served since 2012 as legislator for the 3rd Legislative District in Nassau County. 
Vladimy Joseph, 12th Congressional District
Joseph, a native of L’Estère in northwest Haiti, joins a crowded field of six other candidates to represent New York’s 12th Congressional District, which comprises parts of Manhattan and Queens. 
Vladimy Joseph 
Joseph will also join the gubernatorial race against incumbent Kathy Hochul and six other challengers, including New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams. 
Larisa is a reporter for The Haitian Times covering politics, elections and education primarily. A graduate of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, she has interned at CNBC and the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network. She is also a recipient of a 2021 DBEI Fellowship by Investigative Reporters & Editors. Larisa can be reached by email at larisa@haitiantimes.com or on Twitter @larisakarr.
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