Former legislator Dancia Penn has officially announced her candidacy for the 2019 General Elections that are scheduled for February 25.
Penn will be contesting one of the four Territorial At-Large seats.
She did not state what political party she has aligned with.
“In the coming days, I will share more and more on the platform of which I am running,” she said.
The Progressive Virgin Islands Movement, the Virgin Islands Party, and the National Democratic Party all already have their full slate of At-Large candidates.
However, the Julian Fraser-led Progressives United is still without a single At-Large contender.
Penn, in the meantime, said she decided to contest the upcoming elections after noting, among other things, that the territory has been steered ‘off course’.
And in offering herself up as a candidate, she said: “I believe that my character, my personality, my qualities as a woman, my life’s work and experiences, my professional skills, and my training equip me well to play a unifying role in our country at this critical time.”
Penn will host her first political meet-and-greet in Red Bay, East End on Tortola on February 2. She said she plans to have subsequent public interactions on other sections of Tortola and on all the sister islands.
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