Florida Senator Frederica S. Wilson has thrown her hat in the ring in the race to replace U.S. Congressman Kendrick B. Meek who’s going after the U.S. Senate seat to be vacated by Mel Martinez in 2010.
Wilson has entered a crowded field of declared and rumored candidates including Miami Gardens Mayor Shirley Gibson; Haitian activist Marlene Bastien; State Rep. Yolly Roberson; former State Rep. Philip Brutus; Miami Gardens Councilman Andre Williams; and State Rep. James Bush.
Inarguably, Wilson has the most name recognition and proven community service. She is perceived as a fighter; committed and well-liked by all segments of the community.
The election for this congressional race is not until 2010 but Wilson is off and running. Many friends and family showed their support at a kick-off fundraiser on Saturday, March 14, at the Miami Gardens home of Wilson’s long-time friend and sorority sister, Earnestine Kelly.
Several dignitaries were also present as were members of the 5000 Role Models Program, the Links and her Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority sisters.
Stay tuned because this race will be very interesting. Folks may support according to lines that really do the community no good but that remains to be seen. Blogging Black Miami will be on the scene and giving you the 4-1-1 on this and other issues of importance to the community.
In the meantime, make sure that you are registered to vote and vote. If you are eligible to vote and you're not registered or don't vote, in the words of Little Richard...SHUT UP!
Peace and Blessings, family!