Donna Christensen

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Donna Christensen
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U.S. House, Virgin Islands, At-Large
Incumbent
In office
1997-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 17
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorVictor Frazer (I)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 1998
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sSt. Mary's College
M.D.George Washington University
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 19, 1945
Place of birthTeaneck, New Jersey
Websites
Office website
Donna Christensen (b. September 19, 1945) is a Democratic, non-voting member of the U.S. House of Representatives, serving as a delegate from the U.S. Virgin Islands. Christensen was first elected in 1998. She won re-election in 2012.[1]

Biography

Christensen was born in Teaneck, New Jersey. She graduated with a bachelor's degree from St. Mary's College and received her medical degree from George Washington University.[2]

Career

  • 1999-Present: U.S. House of Representatives, Delegate from the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • 1994-1995: acting commissioner of health for the Virgin Islands
  • 1988-1994: territorial assistant, commissioner of health for the Virgin Islands
  • 1987-1988: medical director, St. Croix Hospital

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Pierluisi serves on the following committeess:[3]

Issues

American response in Syria

See also: United States involvement in Syria

On August 29, 2013, more than 50 House Democrats signed a letter written by California Rep. Barbara Lee that called for a congressional resolution on strikes, and cautioned that the dire situation in Syria "should not draw us into an unwise war—especially without adhering to our constitutional requirements."[4][5] The letter also called on the Obama administration to work with the U.N. Security Council “to build international consensus” condemning the alleged use of chemical weapons. Christensen was one of the 50 Democrats in the House to sign the letter.[4][5]

Elections

2012

Pierluisi won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Puerto Rico as a Democrat.[6]

U.S. House, Virgin Islands General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDonna Christensen Incumbent 60.1% 11,512
     Republican Holland L. Redfield, II 11.1% 2,131
     Independent Guillaume Mimoun 1.6% 312
     Independent Norma Pickard-Samuel 10.1% 1,927
     Independent Warren B. Mosler 17.1% 3,276
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 12
Total Votes 19,170
Source: Election System of the Virgin Islands "Election Results"

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Victor Frazer
U.S. House - Virgin Islands - Delegate
1997-Present
Succeeded by
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