NYC High“: A portrait series and daily feature in which we introduce you to one New York City council member per day, as drawn by Lauri Apple, until Election Day 2010 (Nov. 2).

Name: Mathieu Eugene (D)
District 40: Brooklyn
Reps: Kensington, Prospect-Lefferts, Ditmas Park; parts of Crown Heights, Flatbush, East Flatbush
Member: since May 2007

-Is the city’s first Haitian-born councilmember, and therefore goes by the nickname “The Haitian Sensation.
-Was a medical doctor.
-Had to cancel his swearing-in ceremony this year after learning that his cousin had been killed during the huge, terrible earthquake in Haiti (that nobody really talks about anymore, come to think of it).

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