October 28th, 2013 –

Florida New Majority, a FL-based voter participation organization working to empower minorities to participate in the political process, announced today its endorsement of Keon Hardemon for District 5 City Commissioner.

Hardemon, born and raised in Liberty City, is a graduate of University of Miami Law School. For the past three years, he has worked as an Assistant Public Defender for the Miami-Dade public defense office, where he has represented residents lacking the means to hire legal counsel, and assisted in the mentoring and rehabilitation of at-risk youths. Hardemon is also an active member of the FL Bar Association and the FL Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. As a City Commissioner, he strives to boldly serve and defend District 5’s best interests.

Last week, Keon Hardemon stood out to Florida New Majority as an emerging leader with a fresh approach to problem-solving. In a debate featuring all City Commissioner Candidates, Hardemon eloquently addressed community issues ranging from lack of law enforcement oversight to equal access to opportunity. Public response was favorable, with many attendees praising the candidate for his well-informed and poignant responses.

Florida New Majority would like to encourage residents to participate in the upcoming election. This election could be paramount to the long term well-being of District 5, an area which has been historically neglected and pushed aside by local government. “Now, more than ever, it’s important for residents to get involved in local elections. They must hold their leaders accountable, if they want to see improvements in their neighborhood and quality of life” explains Harold Pendas, Canvasser for Florida New Majority.

To learn more about District 5 City Commissioner Candidate Keon Hardemon, find information about upcoming appearances, and volunteer opportunities, please visit www.keonhardemon.com.