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Jean Monestime Brings Insurance Real Estate Experience Haitianamerican Perspective To The County Commission

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Written by on January 13, 2011

As an individual who has held several community positions, including public school teacher and councilman for the City of North Miami, Jean Monestime’s desire for service led him to his current post as Miami-Dade County commissioner for District 2, which encompasses much of Liberty City, Opa-locka, North Miami and North Miami Beach.

His November win over Dorrin D. Rolle marked the only time in 16 years an individual had unseated a long-entrenched county commission incumbent. In addition, Mr. Monestime made Miami-Dade history as the first Haitian-American county commissioner, which he called "a moment of pride" for the county’s Haitian community.

Mr. Monestime, who is president of North Miami-based Jacob — Monestime & Associates LLC, an insurance and real estate firm, and an adjunct professor of management at the University of Phoenix’s South Florida campus, looks to revitalize his district through the beautification and economic development of main thruways, which he thinks will benefit both district and county residents.

As a community servant, Mr. Monestime said, "I think it’s a blessing to [serve] and I never regret anything I do for my community or for the people around me."

In an interview with Miami Today reporter Ashley D. Torres, Mr. Monestime discussed improvements county government can make to assist residents during difficult economic times and his plans to beautify and develop District 2, which he called the "North Dade Central Renaissance."

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