Jean Bradley Derenoncourt, Candidate for Mayor of Brockton

Jean Bradley Derenoncourt, Candidate for Mayor of Brockton

Meet Jean Bradley

Jean Bradley was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and spent his childhood on the Haitian island of la Gonave. After the devastating earthquake in 2010, he immigrated to the United States and settled in Brockton.

He learned to speak English through an ESL program at the Brockton Public Library before enrolling at Massasoit Community College, where he was a Commonwealth Honors Scholar and earned his Associates Degree and a Certificate in Criminal Justice. In 2015, he received the Green Key Award, the school's highest honor, for his civic engagement and unselfish service both to Massasoit and to the greater community, and was elected Student Trustee by the student body. 

In 2016 he earned a B.A. with Distinction from Suffolk University, where he is currently a graduate student pursuing a Masters degree.

In his short time in the United States, Jean Bradley has done significant public service work for the City of Brockton and the Commonwealth. He worked as an intern for former Mayor Linda Balzotti, and as an intern in the Constituent Services office for former Governor Deval Patrick. 

He currently serves as a staff member for State Senator Michael D. Brady of Brockton. 

Jean Bradley was instrumental in the campaign for earned sick time for workers in the Commonwealth in his position as Regional Field Director for Raise Up Massachusetts.  He also served as an organizer for the Coalition for Social Justice. 

During his time at Massasoit, he served on the Board of Trustees, and he currently serves as a Trustee for the Brockton Public Library, a position appointed by the Mayor. 

In 2017, Jean Bradley was elected to the Brockton City Council, and is the first Haitian-American to serve in that position. In his time on the Council he has worked for better senior services, adequate funding for education, a stronger presence in the community for Brockton's youth, advocated for a revitalization of the downtown area, and increased opportunities for voter registration for city residents. 

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