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BREAKING: St. Thomas Businessman Schanfarber: ‘Seat Me and Let’s Move Forward’


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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — St. Thomas entrepreneur Max Schanfarber, who was certified by Supervisor of Elections Caroline Fawkes to fill a St. Thomas—St. John vacancy on the Board of Elections, is calling for an end to the controversy in hopes of moving forward to protect the integrity of this year’s elections.

“I am prepared to take my oath of office and get seated to do the people’s work,” said Schanfarber. “It’s time to stop the petty politicking and endless bickering that have long overshadowed the administration and governance of elections in the territory.”

Schanfarber, a St. Thomas Republican, is secretary of the territory’s Republican State Committee.

“Virgin Islanders deserve a fully seated Board of Elections,” Schanfarber said. “The Board of Elections must do its duty to protect our most fundamental right by guaranteeing a free, fair and honest election.”

As a member of the Virgin Islands delegation to the 2016 Republican National Convention, Schanfarber gained national attention for his service on the Rules Committee after he successfully fought to ensure the voice of the five U.S. territories remained equal with the voice of the 50 states and District of Columbia in the selection of the GOP
presidential and vice presidential nominees.

At this time, Schanfarber has no further comment.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region since 1989. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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