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Anna L. Pierre, a mayoral candidate for the city of North Miami, has claimed that she has received the endorsement of Jesus Christ on her official campaign poster.
"Yes, he did endorse me," Pierre told Local 10.com on Monday.
The election for the North Miami mayoral seat takes place on Tueday. Pierre is running against Gwendolyn V. Boyd, Kevin Burns, Modira Escarment, Dr. Smith Joseph, Jean Rodrigue Marcellus, Lucie Tondreau, and Mayor Andre Pierre.
Pierre's official campaign poster touts "Endorsed by Jesus Christ" and makes no other mention of religion on the flyer. Her official website states that she served South Florida as a nurse and community leader for the past 28 years. Among some of the issues she says she plans to tackle are corruption, employment and job creation, crime prevention and intervention, as well as free health care for the uninsured.
"Since 2001, I have taken the lead in providing access to care for the residents of North Miami, especially those who do not have health insurance. In addition, for the past 21 years, I have been promoting family values and cohesiveness in our community – I am a woman of courage, integrity, I am down to earth, and I love my community," Pierre says in an introductory video on her website.
Pierre, who has a Master's in Public Health from Florida International University, also promotes her musical endeavors on the campaign website, which includes a Youtube video titled "My dad is a King," referring to God. She refers to herself as "Princess Anna Pierre."
Originally from Haiti, Pierre told The Miami Herald last month that she has been targeted by unknown people who have left vodoo items on her doorstep, such as chicken feathers and candles, trying to get her to drop out of the mayoral race.
"I found little dolls with needles in it. They put a lot of pennies at front of my office door," Pierre said. "I'm from Haiti I know what it is."