Andre Pierre

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Andre Pierre
Mayor of North Miami, Florida
In office
Preceded by Kevin Burns
Succeeded by Lucie Tondreau
Personal details
Born (1969-03-23) March 23, 1969 (age 47)
Arcahaie, Haiti
Political party Democratic
Residence North Miami, Florida
Alma mater New York Institute of Technology, University of Miami
Occupation Lawyer

Andre Pierre, the former[1] Democratic mayor of North Miami, Florida and an attorney, was born in Arcahaie, Haiti on March 23, 1969. After emigrating to the United States as a teenager, he attended high school in Long Island and obtained a college degree in Engineering from the New York Institute of Technology. A law graduate of the University of Miami, he settled in North Miami, where he began practicing law, became involved in civic activities and politics, resides with his wife, a high school teacher, and his two sons. He was elected in 2009 as mayor of North Miami.[2] Pierre's time in office was marred by a number of scandals,[3] including the arrest and conviction of his nephew for bribery.[4]

An immigration and naturalization law adjunct professor at Barry University, in 2010, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appointed Pierre as a member of the United States delegation to the International Conference of World Cities and Regions for Haiti held in Martinique, a department of France. He also served as Co-Chair of the United States Conference of Mayors Immigration Task Force Committee.[5] Currently he owns a law firm, Andre Pierre Law Firm.[6] He is also an advisor with Cayemite Enterprises on Petite Cayemite