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US Virgin Islands stay the course with Democrats

by | Nov 11, 2022 | Elections, United States Virgin Islands | 0 comments

The November 8 general election found the United States Virgin Islands staying the course with Democrats.

Incumbent Democrat Governor Albert Bryan Jr. won the gubernatorial race with 59.9% of the vote, followed by Kurt Vialet with 35.4%. Stephen Frett and Ronald Pickard trailed behind with 2.8% and 0.97%, respectively. 

In the race for Legislature of the US Virgin Islands at-large seats, incumbent Democrat Angel Bolques Jr. won with 52.8% of the vote. Independent candidate Sherry-Ann Francis followed behind with 46.8%.  

Democrat Stacey Plaskett ran unopposed for Delegate to the US House of Representatives.

For the Legislature of the US Virgin Islands in St. Croix, in which citizens voted for seven candidates, five Democrats and two Independent candidates won. The Democrats were: Kenneth Gittens, Novelle Francis Jr., Marise James, Javan James, and Diane Capehart. Gittens, Francis Jr., and Javan James were incumbents. The Independent candidates were Samuel Carrion and Franklin Johnson, and both currently hold the position.

For the Legislature of the US Virgin Islands in St. Thomas and St. John, voters chose seven candidates and elected five Democrats and two Independents. The Democrats were: Donna Frett-Gregory, Milton Potter, Marvin Blyden, Carla Joseph, and Ray Fonseca. All but Fonseca were incumbents. The Independent candidates were Dwayne DeGraff and Alma Francis Heyliger, both of whom are incumbents.

Finalized results are yet to come. You can find details of these unofficial results in our 2022 Elections Dashboard.



Clarissa Gowing

Clarissa Gowing

Clarissa Gowing is a third-year English student at the University of New Hampshire, minoring in Women’s and Gender Studies. Originally from New Hampshire, Clarissa is currently spending her fall semester in Washington, DC. At her university, Clarissa is the vice-president and co-founder of Reading the Rainbow, a book club dedicated to novels by LGBTQ+ authors and authors of color. Additionally, Clarissa co-founded and served as the president of Wildcats in Action: the Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Coalition, working to bring awareness to the issue of sexual assault on campus. During the summer, she works as the Lead Camp Counselor at Strawbery Banke, a living history museum in Portsmouth, NH where she works with children and young adults to educate the public about local history. In her free time, Clarissa loves to read, embroider, and make fun earrings. She is the former Political Affairs Intern Editor at Pasquines.


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