In a statement first released to The Enterprise, City Councilor at-large Jean Bradley Derenoncourt announced his candidacy for the mayor of Brockton. Derenoncourt, a 28-year-old native of Haiti, who became a U.S. citizen in 2016 before getting elected to City Council the following year, is challenging three-term incumbent Mayor Bill Carpenter, 62.
Councilor At-large Jean Bradley Derenoncourt recently filed a proposed ordinance aimed at increasing the access points to voter registration in the city of Brockton. The ordinance includes “pre-registration” for students under age 18 at Brockton High School. Article by Marc Larocque as published within The Enterprise.
One year after earning his U.S. citizenship, a 26-year-old from Haiti said he wants to give back to his new country by running for a seat on the Brockton City Council. Jean Bradley Derenoncourt is beginning his campaign to become a councilor-at-large for the city of Brockton, with a launch event set for Saturday, planned to coincide with his one-year anniversary of becoming an American citizen. As published in The Enterprise.
Jean Bradley Derenoncourt, now 26 and living in Brockton, said he looked on with sadness as devastation surrounded him, claiming the lives of about 220,000 people in his native country of Haiti, when the nation was struck on Jan. 12, 2010 by a catastrophic earthquake. Living through this, he said, changed his perspective forever, before he went on to pursue the American dream. Article as published by The Enterprise.