Republicans from across the Virgin Islands voted Saturday in the Republican Territorial Caucus.
John Canegata was re-elected a third time as chairman. Also re-elected were Lilliana Belardo de O’Neal as national committeewoman and Jevon Williams as national committeeman. Belardo de O’Neal is the second longest-serving committeewoman on the Republican National Committee.
The Republican Territorial Caucus was convened in strict accordance with Republican National Committee rules to address legal uncertainty created after the Democrat-controlled Joint Board of Elections refused to conduct a full primary election. Its refusal came despite a ruling by the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands that the Democratic and Republican state party offices must be elected territory-wide by each party’s registered voters.
The Republican Territorial Caucus was independently administered by the independent Caucus Committee. The Caucus Committee will certify the results at its meeting Tuesday morning.