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"I stand firmly behind my initiatives to diversify and grow our economy and improve opportunities for hardworking Virgin Islanders at a time when we must act swiftly to preserve and support our shrinking middle class. I can’t promise that we will win every battle in Washington, but I can promise that I will always put the people of this territory first as I have dedicated my entire life to effective and efficient public service. In my enthusiastic support for our beloved home, I will not lose sight of the challenges faced by all Americans and of the importance of becoming part of both Democratic and bipartisan alliances in the face of ongoing Congressional gridlock. As your Delegate, each day I will advocate for your unalienable rights and support a platform for Virgin Islands progress and prosperity – as our people deserve nothing less." - Shawn-Michael Malone
Senate President Shawn-Michael Malone was elected to his 6th legislative term on Nov 6, 2012. Born Aug 29, 1968 & raised on St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, Senator Malone is the 5th of 6 children born to the late Roy Milton Malone, a noted Virgin Islands musician, and Pauline Monell-Francis Williams. He attended several schools, including the Bertha C. Boschulte Jr High, & Ivanna Eudora Kean High School, before graduating Sts. Peter & Paul High in 1986. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science degree from Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia in 1991.
His recent achievements on behalf of the people of the Territory include the Virgin Islands Smoke Free Act. Because protecting public health & the environment has been important aspects in his legislative career, he has been instrumental in preserving island beaches, air quality, & waters, among other things.
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