2018 United States Virgin Islands gubernatorial election

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Virgin Islands gubernatorial election, 2018

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Turnout26,346 (runoff: 21,742)
  Albert Bryan with Del Plaskett and Doug Domenech cropped (cropped).jpg Kenneth Ezra Mapp (cropped).png
Candidate Albert Bryan Kenneth Mapp
Party Democratic Independent
Running mate Tregenza Roach Osbert Potter
Popular vote 9,711 general
11,796 runoff
8,529 general
9,766 runoff
Percentage 38.1% general
54.5% runoff
33.5% general
45.2% runoff

Governor before election

Kenneth Mapp
Independent

Elected Governor

Albert Bryan
Democratic

The 2018 U.S. Virgin Islands gubernatorial election took place on November 6, 2018 to select the Governor and Lieutenant Governor of the United States Virgin Islands who are chosen on the same ticket. The election was held concurrently with the 2018 United States midterm elections. As no candidate ticket received a majority of the General Election vote, the top two vote-getters proceeded to a runoff 14 days later on Tuesday, November 20, 2018. Democrat Albert Bryan Jr. and his running mate, Sen. Tregenza Roach, won the runoff election.[1]

The incumbent Governor Kenneth Mapp ran for reelection to a second term as an Independent politician with incumbent Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter.[2] Mapp faced off against former Virgin Islands Labor Commissioner Albert Bryan Jr., who won the August 4 Democratic primary; Bryan earned 39.23% of the vote in the primary, defeating Allison "Allie" Petrus (33.67%) and Angel E. Dawson Jr. (26.68%).[3] Also on the November ballot were Adlah "Foncie" Donastorg, Warren Mosler, Soraya Diase Coffelt, Moleto A. Smith, and Janette Millin Young.

On Election Day, November 6, Bryan earned 38.08% of the vote, with Mapp coming in second with 33.45%.[4] In the November 20 runoff, Bryan was elected governor with 54.54% of the vote to Mapp's 45.15%.[5]

Results[edit]

U.S. Virgin Islands gubernatorial election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Albert Bryan Jr. 9,711 38.08
Independent Kenneth Mapp (incumbent) 8,529 33.45
Independent Adlah "Foncie" Donastorg 4,201 16.47
Independent Warren Mosler 1,199 4.70
Independent Soraya Diase Coffelt 1,195 4.69
Independent Moleto A. Smith 400 1.57
Independent Janette Millin Young 237 0.93
N/A Write In 20 0.11
Total votes 25,501 100.00
U.S. Virgin Islands gubernatorial runoff election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Albert Bryan Jr. 11,796 54.54
Independent Kenneth Mapp (incumbent) 9,766 45.15
N/A Write In 66 0.31
Total votes 21,635 100.00
Democratic gain from Independent

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Albert Bryan Becomes Ninth Elected Governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands". The Virgin Islands Consortium. Christiansted, St. Croix, USVI. November 20, 2018. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  2. ^ The Green Papers: Virgin Islands 2018 General Election
  3. ^ "Unofficial Territorial Results (8-14-18)". 2018 General Election. Election System of the Virgin Islands. August 14, 2018. Retrieved November 23, 2018.
  4. ^ "Unofficial Results as of 11/17/18". 2018 General Election. Election System of the Virgin Islands. November 17, 2018. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  5. ^ "Unofficial Runoff Results - 9:05pm (Web)". 2018 General Election. Election System of the Virgin Islands. November 20, 2018. Retrieved November 20, 2018.

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