Christine King, 55, is an attorney and serves as President and CEO of the nonprofit Martin Luther King Jr. Economic Development Corporation for more than a decade. The organization has run an array of social programs ranging from delivering food to seniors to funding home improvements.
Christine was born in Guyana. She grew up in the City of Miami, attending Allapattah Elementary School, Westview Middle School, and Miami Central Sr. High School. She has proudly served the community for many years. Before becoming an attorney, Christine worked as Chief of Constituent Services for the Miami-Dade County Commission and later as an executive with Community Action Agency (CAA). Her career with the county spanned fifteen years.
The race to fill the District 5 seat on the Miami City Commission has attracted seven candidates, including an appointed incumbent with past financial problems, a well-funded challenger with political connections, and a few newcomers. Candidates running in the Nov. 2 election are vying to represent a district that is majority-Black and includes Overtown, Little Haiti, Liberty City, Wynwood, the Design District, and the Upper Eastside. The district embodies Miami’s significant wealth gap, with some residents living in the city’s most impoverished areas and others living in some of the most valuable, fast-gentrifying swaths of the city. The impacts of real estate redevelopment, the threat of climate change, lack of affordable housing, and the condition of older buildings are all issues candidates have discussed on the campaign trail.
Christine is married with three beautiful children. She is known for her passion for community service. For more about Christine and her campaign visit: www.votechristineking.com/