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Sandy M. Harrigan-Underhill replaces Hon Mark H. Vanterpool as NDP’s D4 candidate

Former school principal Sandy M. Harrigan-Underhill is back on the National Democratic Party's 2023 elections slate, but this time as a Fourth District candidate. Photo: VINO/File
Ms Sandy M. Harrigan-Underhill's priority areas, should she be elected. Photo: Facebook
Ms Sandy M. Harrigan-Underhill's priority areas, should she be elected. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– National Democratic Party (NDP) candidate Sandy M. Harrigan-Underhill, a former Principal of Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS), is back on the NDP's 2023 elections slate, following defeat in the last General Elections in the Virgin Islands (VI).

Ms Underhill, who ran as an At Large candidate in 2019, has returned as a replacement for Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) who had indicated he would be exiting politics after the House of Assembly dissolves.

The HoA was dissolved on March 10, 2023, to pave the way for General Elections.

According to a poster on Ms Harrigan-Underhill’s plans, if she is elected she will establish a plan for District 4, along with establishing a district office in the community to allow constituents to have access to the district representative.


Further, Ms Harrigan-Underhill says she will collaborate with other elected representatives on youth empowerment, sports, a national business bureau, and educational areas amongst other issues.

The first Director of the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) Institute of Education, Ms Harrigan-Underhill noted that she wants a strong public-private partnership between the government and agencies responsible for social services amongst other plans for the district and territory.

The NDP's Fourth District candidate holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Grand Canyon University and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Teacher Education from the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.

35 Responses to “Sandy M. Harrigan-Underhill replaces Hon Mark H. Vanterpool as NDP’s D4 candidate”

  • VIP for the win (14/03/2023, 16:34) Like (10) Dislike (72) Reply
    Would like to see Mitsy on the VIP ticket, I think she as a lot to offer and the people and the nation can be uplifted!
    • Fat Hogs Bay (14/03/2023, 18:31) Like (23) Dislike (4) Reply
      No Thank you!!!!!
    • Mitsy (14/03/2023, 19:37) Like (24) Dislike (1) Reply
      Misty needs to uplift her former workers who went to Labour Department to seek help!! They was mistreated and underpaid.
    • Village (15/03/2023, 16:52) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
      Oh no not in tortola that would be the biggest mistake
    • Schedule (15/03/2023, 20:08) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      She have nothing to offer and as of uplifting you mean uplifting her self
  • Undercover Observer (14/03/2023, 16:49) Like (11) Dislike (6) Reply
    Where is Luce? Where is Luce? Where is Luce? IMHO, the District 4 race is Luce’s to lose and is probably losing it slowly with the pace picking up now. Luce had Holden opportunity to strengthen her candidacy but has committed campaign malpractice. Luce knew she was running since narrowly losing to the Hon Mark Vanterpool in 2019 and had window where she would be the only candidate on the trail and any issues brought up would land without a response from other combatants. That was a golden opportunity that was left on the table. Politicians who don’t want to do work, making campaigning a top priority, is doing the voters a disservice and probably should representing the people to others who want and are willing to wear out some tennis shoes. Luce had the opportunity to provide some large ground to make up by opponents but looked a gift horse in the mouth. Now the other combatants are on equal footing.
    • Political analyst (14/03/2023, 20:54) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Endorse the notion of campaign malpractice. The conventional wisdom is that if a candidate is on the trail alone, he/she has an advantage. It is an advantage which should have been capitalize upon. But it is no surprise, for the campaigning indifference was present in 2019. She may indeed win but she should be winning going away. There was a former from east who shares the sane attitude about campaigning and flash in the pan but cannot get any traction. Degrees alone is not enough to get the job done. The art of politics is a different animal altogether. A case in point is HL Stout who had degree but he mastered the art of politics and is standard through which other politicians are compared.
  • HMMM (14/03/2023, 16:53) Like (18) Dislike (8) Reply
    Another good talker but waste of time.
  • lordy (14/03/2023, 16:55) Like (12) Dislike (10) Reply
    Wey they going with her again smh
  • District 4 (14/03/2023, 16:58) Like (26) Dislike (26) Reply
    This lady was the principal of the high school and never one day publicly advocated to get her partner Myron the then Minister of Education to take our children and teachers out of that moldy health hazard building at Pasea where they put them after Irma. They were there too long and now many persons have lingering health conditions as a result. Now we see why. She is too close to Myron to call out wrong and injustice and the owner of the building is the campaign financier for them. The more things change the more they remain the same. Not my family and I vote.
    • hater (14/03/2023, 19:08) Like (25) Dislike (14) Reply
      Stop spreading rumors you cannot validate . Set of haters when you see a competent , strong woman

      I can bet this comment was written by a jealous female
      The school was at its peak when Sandy was the principal . Look where it is now . She managed it during the worst storm on 2017!x the school was top in OESS in Math and English … shut you hateful
      • @hater (14/03/2023, 20:00) Like (15) Dislike (3) Reply
        You obviously are not describing the same school and person that we are talking about.
      • 1st district original (14/03/2023, 20:51) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
        @ district 4 , that hittler woman was all about that position for her personal Miami finances. Selfserving and click person
  • Youth talk (14/03/2023, 17:01) Like (38) Dislike (19) Reply
    I am not a party person, but many see Luce Hodge Smith as the best candidate to vote for in District 4. She is a mature, experienced, honest and approachable person who cares about people and the country.
  • musa (14/03/2023, 17:29) Like (7) Dislike (17) Reply
    I hope mark vanterpool go on ndp list as a at-large candidate
  • Ah ha (14/03/2023, 17:33) Like (14) Dislike (21) Reply
  • good (14/03/2023, 17:42) Like (13) Dislike (7) Reply
    Good move.
  • home (14/03/2023, 17:53) Like (16) Dislike (7) Reply
    I like her already
  • no no no (14/03/2023, 17:56) Like (16) Dislike (5) Reply
    I will miss stripe joint and drinking all night partner.
  • trouble (14/03/2023, 17:57) Like (7) Dislike (18) Reply
    All the magic people getting together in the NDP so this means they done win.
  • Unbelievable (14/03/2023, 18:01) Like (14) Dislike (9) Reply
    Where has she been all this time?
    • asking for a friend (14/03/2023, 21:06) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
      Where day he'll is Lucy..She is no worker, she has produce nil on every job she's been
  • DOA (14/03/2023, 19:20) Like (15) Dislike (8) Reply
    DEAD ON ARRIVAL ☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️
  • Really??? (14/03/2023, 21:54) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    That's an extensive list of blah, blah, blah.
    If (and it's a big if) she gets elected, let's file that away and see what two things actually get done.
  • Rattler (14/03/2023, 21:54) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    The Rattler will strike strike, strike and strike again! Go rattler. A rattler is engaged and on the loose so look out. Things will happen.
  • WHAT!!!! (14/03/2023, 21:57) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    Is that the Illuminati hand sign??? (asking for a fiend)
  • District 4 (14/03/2023, 22:24) Like (13) Dislike (12) Reply

    I worked with this lady at the high school. And trust you me you do not want this lady to rep. If she had truly cared about you all she would of been out talking to you guys before declare her status. SHE is not APPROACHABLE

  • Belonga (15/03/2023, 05:43) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Let’s get Sandy and Luce in a debate ASAP
  • BVILOVE (15/03/2023, 15:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    How are you going help the youth may I ask we have a unit that has help many young ppl to be where there at but it a lost cause now because no body RECOGNIZED it the CADETS who are only seen and notice when the BVI need flags to raise but who cares them have no uniforms no office no place to call their own so can we get the nx Governor and Government minster for Education to help them
    The ESHS can an office ve station there for them
  • Truth (16/03/2023, 15:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    leave sandy alone we need more woman power in the bvi and sandy can make a difference what she dnt know lorna smith will help her so lets go bvi lets vote for all ndp candiates our country needs strong leaders and marlon can do it
    • TruDat! (17/03/2023, 08:16) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      More women yes, but not with these parties. Let's get some of these independent women into office who won't have to tow the party line and do some thinking for themselves.
  • Popular (16/03/2023, 22:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This election is not about family and popularity it's about integrity and intelligence. So be wise dont let the this opportunity pass us we must go out and vote with confidence and wisdom.

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