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Breaking News / Featured / News / Top Stories / Virgin Islands / August 6, 2016

ST. CROIX — Kurt Vialet handily won the senate battle in today’s primary election on this island, besting his fellow incumbents — all of whom were voted in — and going into the November General Election as the senator to beat.

Mr. Vialet’s total of 1,544, or 14.28 percent of all votes, was closely followed by another freshman senator, Novelle Francis, who came in a close second with 1,464, or 13.54 percent of all votes.

Mr. Vialet and Mr. Francis, along with Kenneth Gittens, Sammuel Sanes, Neville James and Nereida Rivera-O’Reilly, retained their seats at least for the primary election. The race becomes more interesting during the General Election in November. Newcomer Terrence Joseph came in seventh place.

Fred Esannason. . . . . . . . . 418 3.87
Terrence D. Joseph . . . . . . . 762 7.05
Troy Mason . . . . . . . . . . 539 4.99
Novelle E. Francis, Jr.. . . . . . 1,464 13.54
Sammuel Sanes . . . . . . . . . 1,271 11.76
Neville James . . . . . . . . . 1,208 11.17
Nellie O’Reilly . . . . . . . . 1,246 11.53
George Moore . . . . . . . . . 360 3.33
Agustin Q. Salas . . . . . . . . 133 1.23
Kenneth L. Gittens . . . . . . . 1,221 11.30
Kurt Vialet. . . . . . . . . . 1,544 14.28
Ignacio Llanos III . . . . . . . 611 5.65
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