The Caribbean-American community in South Florida showed up in historic numbers to vote in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election.
Not only was the community instrumental in the tri-county area of Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade remaining blue counties for Democratic nominee Joe Biden, the community also elected a number of Caribbean-Americans for political offices in the region.
Here are the Caribbean-American Winners from South Florida:
Jamaican-American Ann Marie Sorrell was elected to Group 2 of Palm Beach County’s Soil and Water Conservation Board.
Jamaican-American Karlene Maxwell-Williams was elected to the Commission seat 4 in the City of Lauderdale Lakes.
Jamaican-American Dale Holness, currently Broward County’s mayor, was re-elected to the Broward County Commission, District 9.
Jamaican-American Melissa Dunn won as County Commissioner in Lauderhill in Seat 2.
Jamaican-American Hazelle Rogers was re-elected to her post as Mayor of Lauderdale Lakes.
Jamaican-American Jennifer Andreu won the race for the City of Plantation Council Group 3.
Jamaican-American Anika Omphroy was re-elected to the Florida House District 95.
Jamaican-American Attorney Joan Anthony was elected as the Circuit Court Judge in Broward’s 7th Judicial Circuit.
British-Jamaican-American Joy B. Smith won the race for the City of West Park Commissioner, Seat 3.
Jamaican-American Mark Douglas was re-elected to serve for the City of Sunrise Commission Seat A.
Jamaican-American incumbent and Vice Mayor Marlon Bolton won in Tamarac as City Commissioner for District 1.
Haitian-American Marie Woodson will join the Florida House after winning the open HD 101 seat.
Haitian-American Phoebee Francois won the race for Broward County Court Judge Group 27.
Haitian-American City Commissioners Mckenzie Fleurimond (Group 5) and Michael Joseph (Group 7) won in North Miami Beach.
Haitian-American Nancy Metayer won the seat for Coral Springs City Commission District 3.
Haitian-American Regina Martin won the seat for North Lauderdale Commissioner, District C.
Haitian-American Dotie Joseph will join the Florida House after winning the open HD 108 seat in the August primaries.
Haitian-American Linda Julien won the race for City of Miami Gardens Council, Seat 5.
Haitian-American Daniela Jean won the race for North Miami City Commission, Seat 3.
Other Caribbean-American Winners
Broward County will get a new public defender; Barbadian-American Gordon Weekes was elected to office.
Puerto Rican Jacqueline Guzman-Scott won the race for the City of Sunrise Commissioner, Seat D.
Kittitian (St. Kitts and Nevis), Christopher Benjamin was elected in Florida to represent the 107th District in the House of Representatives.
Three Bahamian-Americans have scored victories in the 2020 elections for the state of Florida: State Senator Shevrin Jones secured a win in Senate District 35, Shannan Ighodaro won the race for Miami Gardens Council Member Seat 3 and Lawrence ‘ Jabbow ‘ Martin won the race for Lauderhill City Commissioner Seat 1.