Leadership

  • Michael Jefferson, Esq
    Michael Jefferson, Esq
    First District Representative
  • Francois Fils-Aime
    Francois Fils-Aime
    First Vice DR
  • Donald Harris
    Donald Harris
    History and Archives Chair
  • Edward T. Arrington
    Edward T. Arrington
    District Representative, Immediate Past
  • Lennitt Bligen
    Lennitt Bligen
    District Keeper of Finance
Michael Jefferson, Esq
First District Representative

Michael A. Jefferson is a graduate of Southern Connecticut State University. He received his Masters degree in Child Welfare from Saint Joseph College and his Juris Doctor from the University of Connecticut School of Law. Mr. Jefferson is a member of the Connecticut and Federal Bars.

Mr. Jefferson is a long time community activist and a former radio talk show host. He is credited with establishing New Haven’s first ever community based All Civilian Review Board as a means of combating police misconduct.

Mr. Jefferson is the former chairperson of the State of Connecticut’s African American Affairs Commission (AAAC). In 2015 he was appointed Assistant Clerk of the Connecticut State Senate. He is also the founder of Kiyama a movement dedicated to promoting self-improvement among African American males of all ages.

Mr. Jefferson is a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. He was initiated in 1984 via the Chi Omicron chapter. He is a Life Member of the organization and presently serves as the First District Representative for the organization’s New England Region.

For his work in the community Mr. Jefferson has received numerous awards. In 2015 he received his 4th selection as one of the 100 Most Influential Blacks in the State of Connecticut by the NAACP Connecticut State Conference. In February 2016 Mr. Jefferson released his first novel – Deo Vindice: The Resurrection.

Mr. Jefferson lives with his wife of twenty seven years – Pamela Augustine. The couple has two sons Michael II and Malcolm-Fidel.

Welcome to the website of the Formidable First District – comprised of the following states: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont

Francois Fils-Aime
First Vice DR

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Donald Harris
History and Archives Chair

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Edward T. Arrington
District Representative, Immediate Past
Lennitt Bligen
District Keeper of Finance