Linda Dorcena Forry, The First Haitian State Senator In Massachusetts

Earlier this week Linda Dorcena Forry, a Haitian-American member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives since 2005 became the first Senator of Haitian descent in the state of Massachusetts.

According to our records, that makes Linda Dorcena Forry the second Haitian-American to be elected Senator in the United States, the first being Kwame Raoul who was appointed to the Illinois Senate in 2004 to fill the seat vacated by Barack Obama. Raoul was re-elected in November of 2010.

Linda Dorcena Forry grew up in Dorchester's Uphams Corner neighborhood, where her parents settled after emigrating to the United States from Haiti in the mid 1960s.

Upon her election to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 2005, Linda Dorcena Forry became the second Haitian American to hold public office in Massachusetts, The first being Marie P. St. Fleur, a Haitian woman from Grande-Rivière-du-Nord who was was elected Massachusetts State Representative back in 1999.

Congratulations to Linda Dorcena Forry and to the Haitian-American community in Massachusetts for coming together to make this happen.

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Nicolas Mathurin says...

Very proud to learn that a distant cousin is doing great things.

Ma tante Annita should be very

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Oxceva says...

Congratulation Madame.

I wish you all goodness and success.

Also I'll be more than happy to meet you one day at your

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Miejo says...

sa mwen panse, mwen tris anpil, Haiti pedi jenerasyon saa, koman nap fe pou tan kap vini yen!

Pitit nou pa ayisyen! si nou pa degaje nou edike, forme, jenn ayisyen k-ap viv an ayiti yo kounye ya nou chire!

Mwen kontan pou ameriken sa ki kan menm rive ka okipe yon gwo plas. Men pa gen anyen pou'm fye le mwen we Haiti pedi jenerasyon

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Maggie B says...

Very nice! We wish her all the best and continuous success.

Thank you Saint Preux for all the updates and information you

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