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Lt. Gov. Osbert E. PotterOsbert E. Potter was inaugurated as Lieutenant Governor of the United States Virgin Islands on January 5, 2015.

His public school education prepared him for the College of the Virgin Islands where he graduated cum laude in 1978, with a B.A. in Business Administration — concentration in Finance.  Potter successfully campaigned and was elected to the 20th and 21st Legislatures of the Virgin Islands in 1992 and 1994. During both terms in the Legislature, he served as Chairman of the Committee of Economic Development, Agriculture and Consumer Protection. In 1997 and 1998, he served as Commissioner of the Virgin Islands Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs.  He joined the Virgin Islands Army National Guard in 1985 and served for 23 honorable years in the ranks of Lieutenant, Chief Warrant Officer 2 and Captain.

From 2004 to 2014 he served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Virgin Islands Public Television System, a PBS affiliated station. From 1978 to 1992, Potter was a part-time instructor at the University of the Virgin Islands.  He was co-founder of Parson, Potter and Associates Computer School in the mid-1980s.

Potter has been a man of service to the Virgin Islands community in many capacities.  He is an active member of the 40 Plus Modified Softball League’s, Movements Softball Team, president of the Charlotte Amalie High School Alumni Class of 1974, former president of the St Thomas/St John chapter of the United Way, host of a local radio show, “Strictly Local,” and promoter for an annual calypso show.

He is the proud father of five children: Dareem, Dyonna, Dykisha, Kyrah and Indigo.