July 23, 1930 – March 20, 2020
A native of Cuba, John Lasseville arrived in the United States in 1952. He moved to Chicago before making his permanent home in Miami. Upon arrival in Miami, he immediately became involved with local government and politics. During the Cuban exodus which began in 1959, Mr. Lasseville was instrumental and provided tremendous assistance. In 1966, He was an appointed member of the Dade County Advisory Board of Health. Later in 1968, the Miami City Commission appointed him to serve as a member of the Latin American Advisory Committee. He served as a consultant to the Chairman of the Senate Sub Committee on congressional redistricting. From 1986-1990 the U.S. Secretary of Commerce appointed him a member of the census advisory on Hispanic population for the 1990 census. Best known for his work as a political consultant, he was a frequent guest on radio and television. His accuracy for calling elections was impeccable. During the 2000 presidential election, he was the only one that predicted the State of Florida would be carried by George Bush. All other pollsters predicted George Bush would loose Florida. In addition to his polling in the United States, he traveled to El Salvador to conduct exit polls and called the winner of the Salvadorian election accurately. Mr. Lasseville is survived by his wife, his children, Edward and Leslie and granddaughter, Eliza.
- Visitation Friday, March 27, 2020
- Burial Friday, March 27, 2020