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[Jacques Despinosse]

Councilman Jacques Despinosse
City of Miami
Councilman Jacques Despinosse was born in Port-de-Paix, Haiti. He immigrated to the United States in 1968, where he became a small business owner in Brooklyn, NY. He moved to Florida in 1977 and has lived in North Miami since 1989. He became a naturalized citizen in 1979. He is married to Ruth and is the proud father of four children. Councilman Despinosse completed courses at Miami-Dade Community College in International Trade.

Councilman Despinosse is the Executive Director of the Haitian American Citizenship & Voter Education Center, Inc. He was first elected to the North Miami City Council in May 2001 and re-elected in May 2005. His current term will expire in May 2009. He has been a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2004. Councilman Despinosse has also served on a number of boards and committees in the City of North Miami, City of Miami and Miami-Dade County. He was a member of the Host Steering Committee for the Summit of the Americas in 1994, and a United States Presidential Observer Delegate to the Elections in Haiti in 1995.

Phone: 305.893.6511 Ext. 12183

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