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Name  Glen Smith

Education  Hampton University, Charlotte Amalie High School

Glen J. Smith (born) is a United States Virgin Islander educator and teacher. Smith was chosen by gubernatorial candidate Gerard Luz James as his running mate for Lieutenant Governor of the United States Virgin Islands in the 2010 gubernatorial election. James and Semith ran as Democrats, but lost the Democratic primary election.

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Early life

Smith was born on Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, to parents Alma Milliner-Freeman and Halva Alturo Smith. He attended All Saints School and Abraham Lincoln Elementary School. Smith graduated from Charlotte Amalie High School in 1966.

He received an associates degree in construction technology from the College of Virgin Islands, which now known as the University of the Virgin Islands. Smith next obtained a bachelor's degree in sociology, while minoring in both African-American studies and psychology, from Hampton University in Virginia.

Career

Smith began his career in education as a teacher at Wayne Aspinall Junior High School, which is now called Addelita Cancryn High School. He was elected President of the AFT Local 1825 teachers' union in 1984, serving as its head for ten terms. Smith ran for a seat in the 24th Legislature of the Virgin Islands. Smith served as Commissioner of the United States Virgin Islands Department of Labor.

Candidacy for Lt. Governor

Former Lt. Governor Gerard Luz James and Glen Smith announced their joint candidacy for Governor and Lt. Governor of the United States Virgin Islands on August 1, 2010, in Buddhoe Park in Frederiksted.

The James and Smith ticket placed third in the Democratic gubernatorial primary election on September 11, 2010. James and Smith received 1,823 votes, or 13% of the vote, in the primary. Incumbent Governor John de Jongh won the primary with 7,487 votes, while Senator Adlah Donastorg came in second place with 4,300 votes.

References

Glen J. Smith Wikipedia


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