Like all incumbents in the VI Senate, Craig Barshinger held on to his seat in Tuesday's voting. The At Large Senator garnered nearly 60% of the ballots in a three-person race.
The St. Johnian said he will focus his attention on reducing residents' cost of electricity from Water and Power Authority to 20 cents a kilowatt hour from the current 35 cents. He said he will also encourage WAPA to use clean and renewable energy sources.
Barshinger defeated two other candidates. Lorelei Monsanto, an opponent of proposed property tax changes, came in second in Tuesday's balloting with 23%. The St. Johnian told the Virgin Islands Daily News, "Since the people have voted, they must like what they already have in place." In extremely good nature, she added, "And since they like it, I love it."
The third candidate was Allecia Wells of St. Thomas.
- The full VI Daily News story is here.