Republican Party of the Virgin Islands

Republican Party of the United States Virgin Islands
Chairman John Canegata
National Committeewoman Lilliana Belardo de O'Neal
National Committeeman Jevon Williams
Founded 1948
Headquarters P.O. Box 295, Christiansted, Virgin Islands, 00821
Ideology Conservatism
Fiscal conservatism
Social conservatism
Economic liberalism
National affiliation Republican Party
Colors Red
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The Republican Party of the United States Virgin Islands is a political party in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and is affiliated with the Republican Party at the national level.

John Canegata is the party chairman. Lilliana Belardo de O'Neal, a former member territorial Legislature, and Jevon Williams serve on the Republican National Committee as national committeewoman and national committeeman respectively. [1]


Founded in 1948 as a committee under the leadership of Roy Gordon, it was the successor to the Republican Club of the Virgin Islands founded by Adolph Achille Gereau in 1924.

Melvin H. Evans, who was the territory's first elected governor, was a Republican. He later served in Congress.

Incumbent Governor Kenneth Mapp had been a Republican member of the Virgin Islands Legislature, but was elected to the territorial governorship as an independent. Previously the lieutenant governor, he was the Republican nominee for Congress in 1996.

Republican National Convention

Under national Republican Party rules, the Virgin Islands sends nine delegates to the Republican National Convention.[2]

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