Rodneyse Bichotte, first Haitian-American woman elected in New York City
Here is a picture of Rodneyse Bichotte. She became the first Haitian-American woman to be elected to the New York State Assembly. Not only did she win, she did it by a landslide with 90 percent of the votes over Republican Matthew Williams and Conservative Brian Kelly.
The 42nd Assembly District, the largest Haitian community in New York City, has appointed one of its own as District Leader, making Statecommittee woman Rodneyse Bichotte the first ever woman of Haitian-American birth to be elected in New York City. Using her enviable educational background, Bichotte worked as an investment banker then tackled city issues like finding funding for healthcare, education and job programs. The busy Bichotte sits on the Habitat for Humanity NYC board, among others, and her new appointment sees her representing the communities of Midwood, Ditmas Park, Flatbush and East Flatbush.