Joe Celestin

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Josaphat J. "Joe" Celestin (born 1957) is a Haitian-American politician. Celestin was born in Haiti and immigrated to the United States in 1979.

He served as the mayor of North Miami, Florida from 2001 to 2005. A Republican, he was elected the city's first black mayor.[1] After he reached the end of his term limits, he was succeeded by Kevin Burns.[2]


  1. Canedy, Dana (May 19, 2001). PUBLIC LIVES; Away From Haiti, Discovering the Politics of the Possible. New York Times
  2. Henderson, Tim (May 22, 2005). Janet Reno will swear in mayor. Miami Herald