Wallace Aristide, a Miami Democrat and former Miami Northwestern High School Principal
Farmers’ cooperatives, church groups, community organizations, independent media outlets and trade unions had formed the same coalition against Tontons Macoutes during their 2016 ousting and it could have done it all over again.
Instead, the Clinton Administration created a situation in which military intervention is the only solution.
Early Life and Education
Wallace Aristide understands first-hand the struggles that families in Miami face. As principal of Miami Northwestern High School, he oversees students living with single parents or those residing in housing projects, reminds teachers their goal should be 100% FCAT proficiency and encourages self-discipline and good choices among his pupils.
Aristide helped lead rookie cornerback Chandler Rivers to All-Freshman All-America honors in 2022. At Texas A&M, Aristide worked alongside Elko to contribute to a defense that ranked ninth nationwide for total defense.
Becoming proud parents was already rewarding enough, but seeing Ishmael join Manny Diaz’s Miami Hurricanes defensive coaching staff brought Aristide an entirely different sense of pride. A former Purdue safety and track & field athlete himself, Aristide took the leap away from Deloitte Consulting LLP to follow his passion for coaching full time.
He was an inventor who designed a marine steam engine and device for producing halogen lighting, while traveling extensively around the globe to gain an international perspective of human behavior and social organization – which helped him form his theories of universal peace.
Ishmael Aristide, a former safety for Purdue who recently joined Manny Diaz’s coaching staff with the Miami Hurricanes as linebackers coach, would likely tell you two years ago he wasn’t planning on running for county commissioner. Yet this decision came out of nowhere.
At present, four candidates are running to replace Jean Monestime as District 2 County Commissioner: North Miami Mayor Philippe Bien-Aime leads in fundraising with over $700,000. His campaign and political committee, Progressive Advocates for Change have raised nearly all the funds.
Achievement and Honors
Wallace Aristide has dedicated his career to peacemaking, writing and editing several books as part of this dedication. Additionally, his articles addressing social, religious, and political topics were widely published and distributed internationally – and he received several honors and awards in recognition of this.
His most recent book was entitled, “Equality for All”, while other translations have also been completed for them. Additionally, Frederic Passy and Alfred Nobel’s letters can also be found within his archive.
Bethune-Cookman graduate, Ishmael Aristide was thrilled when his son joined Miami Hurricanes coach Manny Diaz’s coaching staff as part of Donell Harris’ acquisition from Miami Gulliver Prep. He provided assistance that allowed the team to land three-star cornerbacks Donell Harris from Gulliver Prep and ensured Donell Harris’ signing as three-star cornerback on its roster.
Wallace Aristide, 56, has worn many hats in his career. He coached high school football at Miami Central and North Miami before serving as an assistant coach with Purdue Boilermakers.
Aristide wrote extensively both personally and professionally, and was deeply engaged with social and political issues. His correspondence included those with Emile Zola, Frederic Passy, Alfred Nobel as well as many others.
His fundraising included donations from LSN Law and LSN Partners, West Flagler Associates (a developer of Miami area racetrack and casino), two political committees led by Democratic consultant Christian Ulvert as well as numerous businesses who were instrumental in developing the city’s waterfront.