Here is a picture of Joseph Pierre Richard Duplan, Mayor of Port-au-Prince.
Joseph Pierre Richard Duplan, the previous mayor of the capital city Port-au-Prince was a man committed to rebuild the city. He understood that the redevelopment cannot be done without the involvement of municipality citizens. He built community platforms to raise awareness and resolve grievances that the common people are facing. He built several municipal garages in the capital city which helped to decongest various arteries of the capital. Furthermore, under the guidance of the Ministry of Interior, he established a municipal police force to maintain law and order, manage traffic in the city, and to assist the National Police of Haiti.
Political operative Nacivre Charles, better known as "Charlie," is under fire and under investigation by the State Attorney's Office.
Some how, this investigation is involving current Mayor of North Miami Mayor Lucie Tondreau. According to the report, Nacivre Charles was Lucie Tondreau campaign treasurer earlier this year.
Here is a picture of the new Mayor of North Miami Introduction Ceremony. This took place in North Miami City Hall
Mayor of North Miami Joseph Smith Introduction Ceremony
It is hoped that, following the introduction ceremony for Mayor-elect of North Miami Dr. Joseph Smith, he will be able to rebrand the image of North Miami after the 'bad leadership' attested to by former challenger and one-time mayor, Kevin Burns. Burns was undoubtedly referring to Mayor Smith's predecessors Andre Pierre, who during his time referred to the daughters of a councilman as prostitutes and issued police-like badges to his staff members, as well as ousted former mayor Lucy Tondreau, who was found in connection with a mortgage fraud scheme valuing $8 million.
Here is picture of the actual election result between Dr. Smith Joseph and former North Miami Mayor Kevin Burns. As a political new comer Smith Joseph beats out two-time former North Miami Mayor Kevin Burns for the mayoral seat vacated by Lucie Tundreau.
Edging out the former Mayor of North Miami, Dr. Smith Joseph won the seat as a first-time political runner after the suspension of the past mayor Lucie Tondreau. A registered pharmacist at the start of his career, Dr. Joseph continued his studies and fulfilled his goal of becoming a doctor of medicine and opened his own clinic in the North Miami area. The road to his election was not a quiet one, taking place amidst the uncertainty of a runoff and on the heels of the former mayor's suspension, but at the end, the results from the 21 precincts list him as the winner over former mayor Kevin Burns.
Here is a picture of the two candidates running for Mayor of North Miami. Kevin Burns against the Haitian-American Dr. Smith Joseph
Will Haitian Voters Elect Kevin Burns North Miami Mayor This Time?
Former North Miami mayor Kevin Burns is facing Dr. Smith Joseph in a runoff for mayor. Acting mayor Phillip Bien-Aime has been substituting for Mayor Lucille Tondreau, arrested on mortgage fraud charges. Last year Tondreau beat Burns in a runoff for mayor.
Because Burns is white many feel it is an obstacle in a largely Black and Haitian electorate, but the unethical behavior of Tondreau may make voters rethink their racial bias.
Here is a picture of the mayor of North Miami in the United States. Andre Pierre who was born in Arcahaie, Haiti became the second Haitian American to be elected in the city of North Miami.
In the final phase of Indian inhabitation of the area that eventually became "North Miami",
Some history about North Miami. Following thee final phase of Indian inhabitation of the area, United States Army soldiers in 1856 cut a Military Trail near rivers connecting Fort Lauderdale to Fort Dallas at the mouth of the Miami River.
North Miami, between 1926 and 1931, was named "Town of Miami Shores", one reason for that was because its early eastern boundary was the Atlantic Ocean.
Here is a picture of the Haitian-American Lucie Tondreau who became the first Haitian woman elected Mayor of the city of North Miami. She wan second round of municipal elections against the former Mayor of the City, Kevin Burns.
Lucie Tondreau is from La Vallee de Jacmel. She and her family left Haiti under the dictatorship of Duvalier.
She studied in Montreal and then moved to Miami in 1986.
Harry LaRosiliere has become the first Haitian-American and the first Black to be elected as mayor of Plano, Texas, one of the largest cities in the state. He wan over the popular Republican Party Chair Fred Mosesare by over 20 percent in May, 2013
Harry LaRosiliere was only three years when he arrived in the US from Haiti with his family. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from City College of New York. He moved to Plano, Texas in 1994, and worked as a financial advisor.
Harry LaRosiliere has his wife Tracy and their two daughters, ages 15 and 13. He has membership at the Plano Metro Rotary Club and the Plano Chamber of Commerce.