Senator Donald G. Cole
Senator Donald G. Cole was born to the proud parents Sylvia Cole and Gerald Lewis on the Island of Nevis, WI. He was educated in the Virgin Islands Public School System, graduating from Charlotte Amalie High School in 1977, and further matriculated from the University of the Virgin Islands and Kent State University where he received his Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Political Science in 1982.
He started his political career during his summer vacations from Kent State University as an intern in the Office of the Legislative Counsel under the jurisdiction of the former Honorable Elmo D. Roebuck of the 13th Legislature, and the former Honorable Ruby M. Rouss of the 14th Legislature. Upon his graduation from Kent State University, Senator Cole returned to St. Thomas to work as a Legal Intern in the Office of the Legal Counsel. During his tenure as a legislative employee, he worked with twelve different senate presidents and served in the Chief Researcher, and Chief Archivist.
Senator Cole, along with his long time friend Mitch Davis, are the proud co-designers of the “Great Seal” of the United States Virgin Islands. On November 3, 1998, Senator Cole was elected to the 23rd Legislature and re-elected on November 7, 2000 to 24th Legislature. He has served as the Chairman of the Committee on Government Operations, Planning and Environmental Protection, Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Economic Development, Agriculture and Consumer Protection as well as the Liaison to Congress. Senator Donald G. Cole is currently a senator in the 30th Legislature and serves as the Majority Leader.
In addition to his body of work as a public servant, Cole is married to the former Cherrie Wallace and is the proud father of Nayquane, Nicole, Danielle, Dimitri, Dominique and Demoré.