Progressive “Winning for the Working Class!” Christian, Veteran, Lawyer, and Haitian-American.
US Congress (FL-15)
Jesse was born in North Miami, Florida, to a single Haitian mother who could not afford to raise him nor his brothers on her own. He grew up seeing his mother work double shifts to make ends meet. Consequently, Jesse took on the role of raising his brothers while his mother focused on working and earning a college degree. Thus, he learned through my mother's experience, early on, the value in hard work and the meaning of fighting to push his family forward. When Jesse was 19 years old, he joined the Marines, and soon after, he deployed to Iraq. He came back a changed man after six years of service and a tour in Iraq. After he had witness injustice, real poverty, and lack of fundamental human rights, Jesse came back with the idea that he needed to do more for the people around me. Jesse decided to go to college and earn a Bachelor's Degree in Public Policy. He studied government operation, team building, creating laws, and policies geared toward helping working and low-income families. Like most Americans who attend college, his education generated thousands of dollars in student loans. To help alleviate his financial burden, Jesse began working for a telecommunications corporation. While there, he quickly excelled, becoming nationally ranked. While he had achieved a degree of financial independence, his true calling was not in corporate America, but in dedicating himself to a field where he could help others succeed. Ultimately, in the pursuit of this dream, Jesse went to law school, not because he wanted to be a lawyer, but because he wanted to understand the laws and how they affected people. He spent his life learning how government works and how to get things done for the benefit of the people. Jesse is running for congress because he is ready to give back to you and the community. He will fight for policies that benefit the working class, not just those who need it least. All he asks for is your vote.