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USVI Democratic upset: Albert Bryan Jr & Tregenza A. Roach wins

- favourites Allison Petrus aka ‘Allie’ & St Croix Senator, Samuel Sanes, polls second place
Albert Bryan Jr (left) and Tregenza A. Roach Esq, came out as the top Democratic Candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor, respectively, during last night’s primary with 3,093 votes. Photo: VINO/File
Political observers who had favoured Allison Petrus aka “Allie’ as the front runner, were wrong. Photo: Internet Source
Political observers who had favoured Allison Petrus aka “Allie’ as the front runner, were wrong. Photo: Internet Source
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - The political establishment in the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) Democratic Party was shaken, as a the winner was announced to go ‘head to head’ with Governor Kenneth E. Mapp, in the November 6, 2018, Election for Governor.

Albert Bryan Jr and Tregenza A. Roach Esq, came out as the top Democratic Candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor respectively, during last night’s primary, with 3,093 votes.  

Political observers who had favoured Allison Petrus aka “Allie’ as the front runner, were wrong.

Petrus out!

Businessman Petrus, came second along with his running mate Samuel Sanes with 2,624 votes.

Angel E. Dawson Jr, and Marise James, came in third with 2,122 votes.

The results from last night, Saturday, August 4, 2018, means Mr Bryan and Mr Roach, will be the only team to face off against Independent Candidates and the sitting Governor, Mapp, during the General Elections, in November.

This brings to an end the campaigns of the Petrus-Sanes and the Dawson-James teams.

Mr Roach is currently a senator in the 32nd Legislature and Mr Bryan is a former Commissioner for the USVI Department of Labour.  

In yesterday’s vote, Democrats also voted for Senators for St Croix and St Thomas, along with persons for the Board of Elections.

 

7 Responses to “USVI Democratic upset: Albert Bryan Jr & Tregenza A. Roach wins”

  • cay (05/08/2018, 11:58) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    like BVI elections there will be a lot of surprises
  • linguini man (05/08/2018, 17:49) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    in the USVI the democrats will always win 'cause they know how to please da family.
  • wow (05/08/2018, 18:04) Like (1) Dislike (12) Reply
    Ndp or vip both of them just going do what they want and waste the tax payers money also steal the money to put in there pocket.the British need to take out the place soon
  • Former BVI student (05/08/2018, 21:40) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats to team Roach
  • Pistarkle (05/08/2018, 23:37) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Bryan/Roach will be the only Democratic team going up against the sitting gubernatorial team. However, there will be several other independent teams (at least four) in the general election. The race is on!


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