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V.I.’s G.O.P. Delegation Cheers On New President Donald Trump In Washington D.C.

WASHINGTON – Virgin Islands Republican Chairman John Canegata released the following statement after leading the territory’s delegation in attending the inauguration of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence:

“It was a tremendous honor to join fellow Virgin Islanders in representing our territory at the inauguration of the forty-fifth president of the United States,” Canegata said. “This was an opportunity to put aside party politics and come together as Americans. I look forward to working with President Trump and the Republican majority in Congress as they work to make America and the Caribbean great again.”

The Virgin Islands delegation consisted of Canegata, Republican National Committeewoman and former territorial Sen. Lilliana Belardo de O’Neal, Republican National Committeeman Jevon Williams, Republican Party executive director Dennis Lennox, Republican Vice Chairman April Newland, Republican Secretary Robert Max Schanfarber, 2016 Republican congressional nominee Gordon Ackley, Republican State Committee members Humberto O’Neal and Valerie Stiles, St. Thomas resident Jennifer Ackley, St. Croix resident Franz Christian, St. Thomas resident Steven Hardy and St. Croix resident David Johnson.

The Virgin Islands delegation to the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump met with the U.S. Senate on Thursday to bring awareness to critical issues facing the territory.

Leading the delegation in meeting with the Republican majority on the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources was Chairman Canegata.

“As leaders of the majority party in Washington, we are uniquely
positioned to advocate for our island communities,” Canegata said. “We
are making sure Congress understands what we’re facing and how it can
help to ensure a better, brighter future for all Virgin Islanders.”

National Committeeman Jevon Williams and St. Thomas businessman Gordon
Ackley, the 2016 GOP nominee for Congress, joined Canegata on Capitol

Earlier in the week, the Virgin Islands delegation met with the U.S.
House of Representatives Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska
Native Affairs.

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