“I’m running because I am qualified to be the mayor of this city,” she said. “North Miami gets a lot of negative press. I feel that North Miami deserves better. I’ve never been involved in any scandals.”
Pierre, who said she moved into North Miami two years ago, said she’s faced criticism over her short time as a resident.
““People might think I have lived in the city for a little while, but the interest I have in the community is larger than some of the people who have been here for more than 14 years.”
• Lucie Tondreau, 52, said her years of activism in the community and her love for the city of North Miami are reasons why voters should choose her as mayor.
“I have been active in the community for almost thirty years now. People know I have been involved in the community from day one,” she said. “The community knows they can trust me. I’m always with them in the good times and bad times.”
Tondreau said she has seen firsthand the improvements needed in the city.
She said that when it comes to public safety, the city’s police department needs to set up a satellite office on the West side of North Miami.
She said the satellite office would quicken response times in that part of the city and also create a sense of safety for the businesses along Northwest Seventh Avenue.
“Being an activist for so many years, sometimes you see things that need to be changed,” she said. “Sometimes it’s not until you do it yourself that those changes can happen.
Election day is May 14. Early voting starts April 29.