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VIRGIN ISLANDS

virgin-islands-125x100Population: 106,000 (2010)

Filing deadline: May 7, 2016.

Primary: August 6, 2016.

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The Virgin Islands is a former Danish colony that was sold to the US in 1916.

FEDERAL LEVEL

The islands elect a non-voting Representative to the House. It does not participate in the Presidential elections, but sends delegates to the conventions.

Stacey Plaskett. (Pic: Congress)

Stacey Plaskett. (Pic: Congress)

Representative: Stacey Plaskett (D)
Committees: Agriculture.

Democratic nomineeStacey Plaskett
Republican nomineeGordon Ackley

Rating May 23, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2016.

Status, Sep 2, 2016:
Lawyer Stacey Plaskett (b.1966) won the open seat in 2014 with 91%. The GOP nominated radio station owner Gordon Ackley.

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TERRITORIAL LEVEL

Kenneth Mapp. (Pic: Territory of VI)

Kenneth Mapp. (Pic: Territory of VI)

Governor: Kenneth Mapp (I)

Democratic nominee: ?
Independent nominee: Kenneth Mapp

Rating May 23, 2016:
Likely Independent in 2018.

Status, May 23, 2016:
Territorial Senator and LG Kenneth Mapp (b.1955) won the office in the 2014 Run-Off with 64%. Mapp ran as an independent, but in reality, he has a history as a Republican.

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Osbert Potter. (Pic: Territory of VI)

Osbert Potter. (Pic: Territory of VI)

Lieutenant Governor: Osbert Potter (I)

Democratic nominee: ?
Independent nominee: Osbert Potter

Rating May 23, 2016:
Likely Independent in 2018.

Status, May 23, 2016:
The LG is chosen by the gubernatorial nominee and elected on the same ticket. Mapp chose Territorial Senator and veteran Osbert Potter (b.1956).

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Territorial Legislature: 15 (11D / 1IC / 3I). Term: 2 years. Elections in 2016.

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