Sunday, December 24, 2006

Congressman Charles Rangel and I Practicing Our Smiles

I guess this was about 15 years ago at one of Congressman Bill Lehman's monthly breakfasts at Turnberry Isle Country Club in Aventura. Most every month he'd have some well known Democrat talking about something or another of local or national interest, and reminding the voters here what a great, dedicated, and hard working guy he was. This was Charles Rangel's turn, and then of course when Bill would be in New York he'd return the favor.

Things have changed a lot over the thirty odd years. The novelty of seeing a black congressman is long gone, and when Bill's old district was split up during the last "redistricting" Alcee Hastings and Carey Meek, both black, won office. When Carey retired a couple of years later her son Kendrick won the seat.

I did all of Bill's photography, starting when he first ran for congress, and throughout his twenty year stint there. has some more info on Charles Rangel's latest adventures in the U.S. Congress. He's still going strong and a powerful and influential man there .


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