|Name||Alicia "Chucky" Hansen|
VI, , United States
|| December 06, 1952
|Contributor||U Ole Polecat|
|Last Modifed||U Ole Polecat|
Oct 01, 2003 11:38am
|Info||Senator Alicia ‘Chucky' Hansen was born to Martin Pickering and Medora Paulis Williams, but was reared by Mr. and Mrs. Leon Hansen. She graduated from the Jose C. Barbosa High School, and later attended the InterAmerican University in Puerto Rico. Senator Hansen went on to attend the Virgin Islands Police Academy, as well as the University of the Virgin Islands, through arrangement with the Territorial Court of the Virgin Islands. She received training in criminal law and paralegal studies. |
Prior to election of her first term to the 17th Legislature, Hansen worked as a legal researcher and translator for the Attorney General's Office, and as a counselor at the thenDepartment of Social Welfare. Hansen owned and operated the Strong Foundation Institute, an early childhood program. She was also owner and operator of "Chucky's Boutique."
During her term in the 20th Legislature Senator Hansen served as a member of the committees on: Education, Health, and Housing, Parks & Recreation. During the 21st Legislature, Senator Hansen chaired the powerful Finance Committee. She served as ViceChair of the Committee on Housing, Parks & Recreation, and as a member of the Committees on: Rules; Economic Development, Agriculture & Consumer Protection; and Planning & Environmental Protection. Senator Hansen served as Chairman of the Committee on Labor and Veterans Affairs, and member of the Economic Development, Agriculture and Consumer Protection and Planning and Environmental Protection Committees during the 22nd Legislature.
The 1998 election saw Senator Hansen garnering the highest number of votes for the third consecutive term, and fifth time in the last six elections. Her success has distinguished her as one of the most popular politicians historically out of the political district of St. Croix, or even the Virgin Islands. This is Senator Hansen's seventh term garnering the highest vote any senator has ever gained in the district of St. Croix thus far.