Kenneth Mapp

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Kenneth Mapp
Kenneth Ezra Mapp.png
29th Governor of the United States Virgin Islands
In office
January 5, 2015 – January 7, 2019
LieutenantOsbert Potter
Preceded byJohn de Jongh
Succeeded byAlbert Bryan
7th Lieutenant Governor of the United States Virgin Islands
In office
January 2, 1995 – January 4, 1999
Preceded byDerek Hodge
Succeeded byGerard Luz James
Personal details
Born (1955-11-02) November 2, 1955 (age 63)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political partyRepublican (Before 2001)[1]
Independent (2001–present)
Alma materNew York City College of Technology
University of the Virgin Islands
Harvard University

Kenneth E. Mapp (born November 2, 1955) is an American politician. He was the 29th Governor of the United States Virgin Islands from 2015 to 2019. He is a registered Republican,[1] but ran as an independent.

A former three term Virgin Islands Senator, Mapp served as the Lieutenant Governor of the United States Virgin Islands from 1995 until 1999. Mapp was an independent candidate for Governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands in the 2010 gubernatorial election,[2] but was defeated by John de Jongh.[3]

He ran in the 2014 gubernatorial election for Governor of the United States Virgin Islands, defeating Donna Christian-Christensen, the longtime Delegate to Congress in a run-off.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://stcroixsource.com/content/news/local-news/2001/11/30/mapp-says-hell-run-governor-2002-0
  2. Lewin, Aldeth (2010-08-21). "Mapp formally announces his gubernatorial bid". Virgin Islands Daily News. Archived from the original on 2010-08-25. Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  3. Pancham, Ananta (2010-10-02). "DeJongh-Francis to Return for Second Term". St. Thomas Source. Retrieved 2010-11-07.
  4. http://viconsortium.com/politics/kenneth-mapp-8th-elected-governor-united-states-virgin-islands/