2014 United States Virgin Islands gubernatorial election

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United States Virgin Islands gubernatorial election, 2014

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Nominee Kenneth Mapp Donna Christian-Christensen
Party Independent Democratic
Running mate Osbert Potter Basil Ottley Jr.
Popular vote 12,108 general
15,268 runoff
10,173 general
8,573 runoff
Percentage 46.6% general
63.9% runoff
39.2% general
35.9% runoff

Governor before election

John de Jongh

Elected Governor

Kenneth Mapp

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The 2014 United States Virgin Islands gubernatorial election took place on November 4, 2014, to elect the Governor of the United States Virgin Islands. Incumbent Democratic Governor John de Jongh is term-limited and cannot run for re-election to a third term in office. Since no candidate received a majority in the general election, as required by the Revised Organic Act of the Virgin Islands, a runoff was held between Donna Christian-Christensen and Kenneth Mapp, the two top vote receivers.[1] Mapp went on to win the run off in a landslide victory, with almost 64% of the vote.[2]

Democratic primary[edit]


Won primary[edit]

  • Running mate: Basil Ottley, Jr., former Virgin Islands Senator

Defeated in primary[edit]

  • Running mate: Angel A. "Gito" Torres
  • Running mate: Patrick Sprauve
  • Running mate: Winston Braithwaite
  • Marvin Pickering, former senior vice president and chief financial officer of Cruzan Rum[4]
  • Running mate: Calford Martin
  • Running mate: Hubert Frederick, business executive and former deputy commissioner of the Virgin Islands Department of Health[5]


Democratic primary results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Donna Christian-Christensen 3,016 35.18
Democratic Adlah Donastorg Jr. 2,083 24.3
Democratic Gregory Francis 1,064 12.41
Democratic Marvin Pickering 912 10.64
Democratic Gerard Luz James 835 9.74
Democratic Moleto Smith 650 7.58
Democratic Write-ins 13 0.15
Total votes 8,573 100

Independent candidates[edit]

  • Running mate: Osbert Potter, former Virgin Islands Senator, former Commissioner of Licensing and Consumer Affairs and former television show host ("Behind the Headlines" on WTJX-TV).[7]
  • Running mate: Wendy Coram
  • Sheila Alvin Scallion
  • Running mate: Robert Quinn


Election results, U.S. Virgin Islands Gubernatorial Election, November 4, 2014.[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Kenneth Mapp 12,108 46.61
Democratic Donna Christian-Christensen 10,173 39.16
Independent Soraya Diase Coffelt 1,837 7.07
Independent Mona Barnes 1,693 6.52
Independent Sheila A. Scullion 83 .32
Write In Write In 81 .31
Total votes 25,975 100
Election results, U.S. Virgin Islands Gubernatorial Election Run Off, November 18, 2014. [10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Kenneth Mapp 15,268 63.89
Democratic Donna Christian-Christensen 8,573 35.87
Write In Write In 58 .24
Total votes 23,899 100


  1. ^ FIONA STOKES (Daily News Staff). "Ballot set for runoff election Neither Christensen nor Mapp tickets expected to reach threshold after ballot-counting from General Election". virginislandsdailynews.com. Archived from the original on 2014-11-15. Retrieved 2014-11-15.
  2. ^ "Kenneth Mapp Elected Governor Of The United States Virgin Islands". viconsortium.com.
  3. ^ "Del. Donna Christensen Running for Governor in Virgin Islands". At the Races.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Virgin Islands 2014 General Election". thegreenpapers.com.
  5. ^ a b Mills, Horace (2014-07-29). "Smith takes election campaign to the BVI". BVI News. Retrieved 2014-08-02.
  6. ^ "USVI Primary". vivote.gov. Archived from the original on September 11, 2014. Retrieved September 11, 2014.
  7. ^ "Osbert Potter To Host TV News Show". St. Thomas Source. 1999-01-03. Retrieved 2014-08-02.
  8. ^ Kossler, Bill (2013-08-12). "Moleto Smith Declares Candidacy for Governor". St. Croix Source. Retrieved 2014-08-02.
  9. ^ "USVI Election". vivote.gov. Retrieved November 4, 2014.
  10. ^ "USVI RUN OFF ELECTION". vivote.gov. Retrieved November 18, 2014.

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