April Newland is a long time active member of the VI Republican Party and has attended many Republican National Conventions serving three times on the prestigious Republican Party Platform Committee. She has announced her intention of running for the Republican national committee position of National Committeewoman in the upcoming VI Primary Caucus and Convention. She was elected in March of this year as a Delegate to the Republican Party Convention in Tampa as a pledged to Mitt Romney for President.
April Newland has been a full time resident of the Virgin Islands since 1957. She has served as the Regional Vice President of Region V for the National Association of Realtors representing the Virgin Islands, Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Puerto Rico, past President of the Territorial Association of Realtors, past President of the St. Thomas Board of Realtors, a current director of the Family Resource Center, a past board member of the Queen Louise Home for Children and Luthern Social Services, a choir member of the Reformed Church, the Legislative Chair for the Virgin Islands Territorial Association of Realtors and coordinator of the effort to Preserve Our Historic Buildings in Charlotte Amalie, Frederiksted, and Christiansted, advocate for abused women and children in the Territory, supporter of many charities in the Virgin Islands, Realtor since 1969 in the Virgin Islands, nationally and locally recognized as business woman of the year, delegate to the last three Republican Conventions, member of the Platform Committee of the Republican Party with certified amendments passed and placed in the permanent record of the Republican Platform, served on over 20 committees at the national level for the National Association of Realtors most of which where involved in legislative issues effecting home ownership and private property rights. At the Platform Committee hearings August 19th and 20th April Newland will again introduce an amendment to allow all Territories and Commonwealth to vote for the President of the United States. All Virgin Islanders should be allowed to vote for the President. Our men and women serve our country and some have died for the principals we uphold and the basic right to vote for the Commander and Chief is a fundamental right all Virgin Islanders should have.