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Donna M. Christensen was a superdelegate in the 2008 Democratic nomination.

Donna M. Christensen currently serves as the Congressional Delegate from the Virgin Islands. She was a superdelegate in the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.

Donna Marie Christian-Christensen, formerly Donna Christian-Green, is the non-voting Delegate from the United States Virgin Islands to the U. S. House of Representatives. She was first elected in 1996. In September of 2008, she defeated challenger Victor Frazer in the Democratic primary election.[1](map)

Record and controversies

General information about important bills and votes for can be found in Congresspedia's articles on legislation. You can add information you find on how Donna Christensen voted by clicking the "[edit]" link to the right and typing it in. Remember to cite your sources!

Iraq War

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

House delegate voting rights

On January 24, 2007, after Democrats took control of the House following the 2006 congressional elections, a rule change was again passed providing delegates and the resident commissioner with limited voting rights. The change allowed delegates and the resident commissioner (4 of 5 of whom were Democrats) to vote on the House floor in the "Committee of the Whole," whereby bills are debated and amendments are added. The rule, however, stipulated that if a delegate's vote was decisive, the committee would disband and a new vote would be taken without the non-voting members.[2]

Del. Christensen said that she would have preferred to receive full voting rights, but that the rule change was "important because it's a step forward."[3]

Main article: Voting rights in the District of Columbia

Bio

2008 superdelegate

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Christensen was born in Teaneck, Bergen County, New Jersey on September 19, 1945. She attended St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana and George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C.. She was a physician, then served as medical director for the St. Croix Hospital, St. Croix, Virgin Islands. She was the commissioner of health for the Virgin Islands and a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions for the 1984, 1988 and 1992 elections. She worked as a television journalist, and then was elected as a Democrat to the House, serving from January 3, 1997, to the present.

Congressional career

2006 elections

In 2006, independent Warren Mosler announced his intention to challenge Christensen in her November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [1]

Money in politics

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Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2006 election cycle Career totals


Committees and Affiliations

Committees

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

  • House Committee on Homeland Security
    • Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness Science and Technology
    • Subcommittee on Investigations
    • Subcommittee on Prevention of Nuclear and Biological Attack
  • House Committee on Resources
    • Subcommittee on National Parks Recreation and Public Lands - Ranking Minority Member
    • Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform and Oversight

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Donna Christensen. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Contact

DC Office:
1510 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-1790
Fax: 202-225-5517
Web Email
Website

District Office- St. Croix:
Post Office Box 5980
Space 25, Sunny Isle Shopping Center
St. Croix, VI 00823
Phone: 340-778-5900
Fax: 340-778-5111

District Office- St. Thomas:
Second Floor, Suite 207
Nisky Business Center
St. Thomas, VI 00802
Phone: 340-774-4408
Fax: 340-774-8033

Articles and resources

Local blogs and discussion sites

Related SourceWatch articles

Sources

  1. Susan Mann, "USVI primary election held, results released",Caribbean Net News, September 15, 2008
  2. "House delegates may get partial voting rights," Associated Press (via MSNBC), January 22, 2006.
  3. "House delegates may get partial voting rights," Associated Press (via MSNBC), January 22, 2006.
  4. Directors, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, accessed August 20, 2008.

External resources

  • DemConWatch - A very comprehensive list of superdelegates and known commitments. Please use this as a starting point and double check by doing a news search to make sure the data is accurate. If you have a tip, let them know.
  • WashingtonPost.com - Web site with full listing of superdelegates broken out by state and then type.


External articles

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
Leadership Position:
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Caucuses:
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110th Congress
Leadership Position:
None
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Caucuses:
Director, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Committees: House Committee on Homeland Security, House Committee on Homeland Security/Subcommittee on Emergency Communications Preparedness and Response, House Committee on Homeland Security/Subcommittee on Emerging Threats Cybersecurity and Science and Technology, House Committee on Natural Resources, House Committee on Natural Resources/Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, House Committee on Natural Resources/Subcommittee on National Parks Forests and Public Lands
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 5, 1996
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 1997
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
No
Previous Political Work?
None or Not Available,
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. Post Office Box 5980, Space 25, Sunny Isle Shopping Center, St. Croix, VI 00823
Phone: 340-778-5900 / Fax: 340-778-5111
2. Second Floor, Suite 207, Nisky Business Center, St. Thomas, VI 00802
Phone: 340-774-4408 / Fax: 340-774-8033




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Date of Birth: September 19, 1945