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I am humbled and proud to announce the that I was successfully elected the NEW Democratic Black Caucus of Florida (DBCF) FIRST VICE PRESIDENT. Thank you ALL for the prayers, support, donations, kind words, advice, encouragement and Votes!! This was a WIN of many sorts! A WIN for my family anchored by my parents who've been civically engaged for over 45 years; a WIN for my hometown of Gary, Indiana where I was born raised, and educated for the first 18 years of my life; a WIN for Howard University where I was further educated and awoken to the concept of servant leadership and connected with outstanding current and future leaders of all walks; a WIN for Orange County (FL) and Orlando, Florida where I've resided and been entrenched in the community for the last 15 years; a WIN for the civic, political and community leaders whom I've worked with and learned from over a lifetime; a WIN for Orange County Democratic Black Caucus who came out in resounding numbers and pushed me UP; a WIN for those who believe in the cause of manhood, scholarship, perseverance and Uplift; a WIN for those who humbly work at the ground and grass roots level without seeking credit, but just seeking to make a difference; a WIN for those who've taken a TOUGH Election loss, but had the perseverance to Keep going; a WIN for those who "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding"; a WIN for those who subscribe to democratic concepts but also know that BLACK LIVES MATTER; a win for those that know I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS ME!!