North Miami’s unpredictable election exploits entered the final day on a divine note: a mayoral candidate claiming she was endorsed by Jesus Christ.
Anna Pierre, who previously said she was a victim of Vodou sorcery, posted the message in a campaign-style flier featured on her Facebook page.
Reached on Monday, Pierre said Jesus came to her in a dream.
“I had a revelation when I was going to give up on this race. I had a dream. I know what I saw,” she said. “A figure I can’t explain told me, ‘Don’t be afraid. I am your friend. I am walking with you side by side. You are not alone.’ I felt it was from heaven. It was an endorsement by Jesus.”
Meanwhile, District 2 candidate Joseph Haber was passing out “clean up city hall” soap to voters . And a week ago, mayoral candidate, Jean Marcellus was punched in the mouth by an acquaintance who didn’t want him to run for office.
The theatrics and eyebrow raising moments on the campaign trial should come to an end Tuesday, when North Miami voters go to the polls to choose a mayor and two City Council members.
Pierre, a registered nurse who sings the Creole language hit Suk Su Bon Bon (“Sugar on my Cookie”), said Jesus reassured her that she can overcome all obstacles placed in her way.
“I was a victim of Vodou, death threats. People accused me of putting a negative light on the Haitian community. Jesus is my friend, my salvation,” Pierre said.
Seven candidates are vying for mayor: Pierre, Marcellus, Lucie Tondreau, Modira Escarment, Smith Joseph, Gwendolyn Boyd and Kevin Burns.
In the District 2 race, incumbent Michael Blynn faces Carol Keys and Haber. And Jacques Despinosse, Philippe Bien-Aime and Hans Mardy are running for the District 3 seat left vacant by Marcellus.