The Haitian Candidate

It looks like the Haitian-American Council Steering Committee has found their candidate for the special election for the City Council seat Yvette Clarke vacated with her election to congress.

Ferdinand (Freddy) Zizi was endorsed by Haitian-American leaders, according to a press release sent to me around 4 a.m. the other day.

“Freddy Zizi was selected among six talented, highly educated and qualified candidates that included: Georges Boursiquot, Mathieu Eugene, Rita Joseph, Yves Rene, Emmanuel Roy, and our choice for this race, Ferdinand “Freddy” Zizi. The vote to select Freddy Zizi was carried in a most democratic and fair process. The Haitian-American Council Steering Committee is confident that Mr. Ferdinand (Freddy) Zizi has all the qualities and necessary skills to effectively represent the interests of the 40th Council District community at the New York City Council, and to continue building on the legacies of the Clarkes.”

The formal announcement is expected in Brooklyn tomorrow around 4 p.m.

– Azi Paybarah