Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Religion & Spirituality
  3. Western Religions

Djinsad Desir wins election rematch, sworn in as new Spring Valley Justice

See also

The newest justice on the bench in Rockland County is Djinsad Desir who was sworn in on Monday at the Ramapo Cultural Arts Center.

Desir was the youngest of three candidates in the race for Spring Valley Justice who lost the Democratic primary election on Sept. 10 by one absentee ballot. He later won the general election on Nov. 5 with more than 1,000 votes and unseated an incumbent, the Honorable Susan Smith.

“People vote because it's their duty, not because they feel it affects the election. If you're in it, you have to fight to try to win,” said Desir who is also a litigation associate at Vernon & Ginsburg LLP in New York City.

Desir is one of a few Haitian-American Seventh-day Adventists to hold an elected office which included former U.S. Representative Ronald Brise of the 108th district in Florida. His term will expire in 2017.

“Your faith really is the foundation for compassion and the sense of fairness that you need on the bench. I want to see human beings first rather than defendants,” said Desir.



  • Dead babies found
    Seven dead babies were found in Utah resident Megan Huntsman's old home
    Shocking Discovery
  • Kendall Jenner
    Get the Coachella looks: Kendall Jenner’s nose ring, green hair and edgy nails
    Coachella Look
  • Dog's Easter basket
    How to fill your dog’s Easter basket with the perfect toys
    Easter Basket
  • Rabbit owners
    Bringing home the bunny: Important information for rabbit owners
    7 Photos
  • Haunted island
    The world’s most haunted island may soon be the most haunted luxury resort
    Haunted Resort
  • Sunken ferry
    Search continues for missing passengers after a ferry sinks off the South Korean coast
    Sunken Ferry

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!