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Lucy Kear Elected New Leader of Liberians in Washington DC

Lucy Kear Elected New Leader of Liberians in Washington DC

Washington DC, USA – Hundreds of Liberians in Washington DC area made their way to the polls last Saturday, ushering in a new leadership within the all-important Liberian Community Association (LCA) of the Washington DC metro area.

The new corps of officers which is headed by Mrs. Lucy Wilson Kear, President; and Mr. Eric Harris, Vice President, was elected by a broad mandate of Liberians gathering in Adelphi, Maryland on the outskirts of Washington DC.

Polls were opened from 9am to 9pm as voters from all sectors of the community lined up in large numbers to cast their ballots.

Others elected were Eric Harris, Vice President, Sietta Watson, Secretary General; David Kemah, Financial Secretary; Tarnue Sawo, Treasurer; and Josephus Hinneh, Chaplain.

Also elected were two Representatives to the Board of Directors of the Union of Liberian Associations (ULAA) in the Americas in the persons of Messrs.  Rudolph J. Perry, and Ernest S. Lloyd

Presenting the new leadership, the Chairman of the LCA Elections Board, Mr. Emmett Fiawoo praised Liberians for their determination and will to seek unity.

He was followed by out-going President Mainlehwon Ebenezer Vonhm who congratulated his successor on a hard fought victory and pledged his full support to the goals of the new administration.

For her part, President Lucy Wilson Kear expressed gratitude to her fellow Liberians for giving her a strong mandate.

She added: “I will not let you down because together, there’s much more that we can achieve.”

Saturday’s election marked the end of a three month long transitional process of the LCA which was launched last January through a resolution by the association’s General Assembly.

The resolution came in the aftermath of a prolonged period of stagnation which left the Washington metropolitan area Liberian community without a bona fide leadership structure for several years. 

Polls were opened from 9am to 9pm as voters from all sectors of the community lined up in large numbers to cast their ballots.

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