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Donna Christensen
aka, Donna Christian-Christensen, Donna Christian-Greene(4,12)
U.S. Representative
Virgin Islands

Basic Bio
* Born September 19, 1945, Teaneck, Bergen County, New Jersey (4)
* Attended St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana(4)
* Attended George Washington University School of Medicine(4)
* Interned Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, 1970-1971(4)
* Residency Family Medicine, Howard University, 1973-1974(4)
* Certified Board Physician 1977(4)
* Private Practice 1977-1996(4)
* Emergency Room Physician, Virgin Islands(4)
* Staff Physician, Maternal & Child Health Program(4)
* Acting Commissioner of Health(4)
* Commissioner of Health(4)
* Territorial Assistant Commissioner of Health(4)
* Director, Frederiksted Health Center(4)
* Director, Maternal & Child Health and Family Planning(4)
* Medical Director, St. Croix Hospital(4)
* Television Journalist(2)
* Named "100 Most Influential Black Americans," Ebony Magazine, 1997(12)

Involvement in the Democratic Party
* DNC Delegate since 1984(4)
* Elected to Congress 1996 to present(4)
* Served as Democratic National Committeewoman(4)
* Member, Democratic Territorial Committee(4)
* Member, Platform Committee DNC 1988 to present(4)
* Member, Virgin Islands Board of Education, 1984-1986(4)
* Member, Virgin Islands Status Commission, 1998-1992(4)
* Chairwoman, Subcommittee on Insular Affairs(5)
* Member, Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands(5)
* Member, Subcommittee on Emergency Communications, Preparedness and Response(5)
* Member, Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cypersecurity and Science and Technology(5)

Personal political interests and issues
* Member, Congressional Black Caucus(4)
* Chair, Congressional Black Caucus' Health Braintrust(4)
* Member, Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues(5)
* Member, Steering Committee of the Congressional Travel & Tourism Caucus(5)
* Member, Congressional Rural Caucus(4)
* Member, Friends of the Caribbean Caucus(4)
* Member, Coastal Caucus(4)
* Member, Congressional Fire Caucus(4)
* Member, Congressional National Guard & Reserve Caucus(4)
* Concerned about drugs coming into V.I. territory(12)
* Important part of "status" debate in V.I.(12)
* Member, Moravian Church(11,12)

Involvement in 2008 election - campaign appearances, statements
* No campaign appearances found
* Declaration for Clinton(13)
* Member, Clinton Health Care Team(13)

Contributions to Candidates
* 12/2007, $1000 to Rep. Albert Wynn, D-Md(3)
* Political donations to Christensen, see footnote (3)

Family's Involvement in Politics, the Democratic Party
* Granddaughter of renowned V.I. educator Elena Christian, Elena Christian Junior High School, St. Croix, V.I.(8,9,12)
* Alermic L. Christian, father, V.I. Chief District Court Judge, Annual Alermic L. Christian Scholarship Golf Tournament, provides financial assistance to deserving law students from V.I. who will return to V.I.(7)

Sources
(1)http://www.virginislandsdailynews.com/index.pl/article_editorial?id=17619175
(2)http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Donna_Christensen
(3)http://opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.asp?cid=N00000133&cycle=2006
(4)http://www.donnachristensen.house.gov/SinglePage.aspx?NewsID=1248
(5)http://www.donnachristensen.house.gov/SinglePage.aspx?NewsID=1254
(6)http://www.answers.com/topic/donna-m-christian-green
(7)http://www.onepaper.com/vibarherald/?v=d&i=&s=Bar+Info:Bar+News&p=63016
(8)http://www.africanamericanyearbook.com/files2007/07AAY_p18-38.pdf
(9)http://schools.publicschoolsreport.com/VirginIslands/StCroix/ElenaLChristianJuniorHighSchool.html
(10)http://www.onepaper.com/stcroixvi/?v=d&i=&s=News:Local&p=1203138910
(11)http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=1032
(12)http://www.answers.com/topic/donna-m-christian-green
(13)http://my.barackobama.com/page/community/post/JasonBudsan/CGG2V

This profile was produced through HuffPost's OffTheBus Superdelegate Investigation. All profiles will be donated to the Superdelegate Transparency Project. If you have information that should be added to this profile, please join the Superdelegate Transparency Project and update the profile there.

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Kevin Rodriguez
DNC Committeeman
Virgin Islands

Basic Bio
* Director of Peronnel for Virgin Islands government http://www.esgr.org/sigma/contents/exchange/No07-05.pdf

Personal political interests and issues
* Operations/Outreach for the Boys & Girls Clubs http://www.bgcvista.com/contact.asp (unverified if correct Rodriguez)

Involvement in 2008 election - campaign appearances, statements
* Supports Clinton http://new.onepaper.com/stthomasvi/?v=d&i=&s=News:Local&p=1203139146

Contributions to Candidates
* Only donation found was $500-$999 to the United Way 2005 http://www.unitedway.vi/news/newsletters/2005-04/index.html

This profile was produced through HuffPost's OffTheBus Superdelegate Investigation. All profiles will be donated to the Superdelegate Transparency Project. If you have information that should be added to this profile, please join the Superdelegate Transparency Project and update the profile there.

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Marylyn A. Stapleton
State Vice Chair DNC
Virgin Islands

Information for this profile comes from Political Graveyard

Basic Bio
* Lived in St. Thomas since at least 1950
* Small Business Technical Assistance Program Environmental Program Manager

Involvement in the Democratic Party
* Delegate to DNC since 1961

Involvement in 2008 election - campaign appearances, statements
Information for this section came from One Paper

This profile was produced through HuffPost's OffTheBus Superdelegate Investigation. All profiles will be donated to the Superdelegate Transparency Project. If you have information that should be added to this profile, please join the Superdelegate Transparency Project and update the profile there.

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