HARTFORD – The membership of the Greater Hartford NAACP has chosen new leadership.
Mohammad Ansari, a life member of the Greater Hartford NAACP and retired Executive Director at the Open Hearth center for men in Hartford, was elected by a nearly 2-1 margin, defeating incumbent Carrie Saxon Perry 71-47.
"I am humbled and honored by this show of support," Ansari said. "This presents a tremendous opportunity to strengthen the Greater Hartford branch, and work collectively with the State Conference to develop a statewide agenda."
"The election of Mohammad Ansari represents a new day for the Greater Hartford NAACP branch," State Conference NAACP President Scot X. Esdaile said. "I thank Ms. Perry for her service, and look forward to working closely with Mr. Ansari to enhance the efforts of the Greater Hartford branch.
Officers are: President Mohammad Ansari; First Vice President Annette Shack; Secretary Ines Pegeas and Treasurer Ralph Dumas
The Greater Hartford NAACP meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Northend Senior Center, 80 Coventry Street in Hartford.
Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.