Stacey Plaskett

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Politician (1966)
Wed Oct 26 2022
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Stacey Elizabeth Plaskett is an American politician. She represents the US Democratic Party. She joined the office in 2015 and currently represents the US Virgin Islands as a member of the US House of Representatives.

The woman was born on May 13, 1966, in Brooklyn, New York. She was elected to the office on November 3, 2020.

Married To Jonathan Buckney-Small

Stacey Plaskett is a happily married woman. Her husband is Jonathan Buckney-Small unlike her he is not a part of politics and lives a relatively low-key life.

Both are posing for a picture with Stacey sitting and Jonathan standing behind her.
Stacey Plaskett with her husband Jonathan Buckney-Small (Source: Instagram @stacey_plaskett)

Not much is known about him other than he once worked as a chief researcher at the Legislature of the Virgin Islands. Right now, he works as a community activist over there.

Used To Be A Republican

Plaskett is a popular figure among Democratic voters today. They love her for her work and that she is a woman making waves in the otherwise male-dominated space. The main reason her voters like her is obviously because of her political belief.

However, that wasn't always the case as she used to work for the democrat bitter rival, the republicans. She used to be a part of a republican party back when George Bush was the president.

It wasn't until 2008 that she switched her allegiance from the republican party to the democratic party. She believed her political beliefs were more suited for the democrats, so she changed her party.

About Her Parents

Plaskett may have been born in Brooklyn, but her roots go to the Caribbean. Her parents are from St. Croix, one of the US Virgin Islands.

He is on wearing his cop uniform in the picture.
Stacey Plaskett's Father LeRoy Plaskett (Source: Instagram @stacey_plaskett)

She was raised by working parents. Both of her parents used to do a job. Her father, LeRoy Plaskett, served in the New York Police. On the other hand, her mother used to work as a clerk. 

Education Background

Joining American politics is complicated. You need to start from the lower level, give yourself more exposure, and slowly climb the ladder. It would help if you also had a lot of knowledge about what you will be working on. Plaskett has done her work and a lot of degrees in the process. 

For her school education, Plaskett went to Brooklyn Friends School and Grace Lutheran School. She then proceeded to study in Choate Rosemary Hall. For her University, she relocated to Washington D.C. and joined Georgetown University, where she graduated with a bachelor's Degree in History and Diplomacy.

But that's not all. The inspiring woman then attended the American University Washington College of Law. She also studied abroad in France for a brief period.

Net Worth & Earnings of Plaskett 

Stacey Plaskett is a highly successful politician. She has served in politics for a long time and gained celebrity status through her political work. Politics work is to help the people. So, she won't be as rich as the actors and sportspersons. She has generated sufficient wealth, with an estimated net worth of around $900,000.

She is taking a picture in front of the president's plane wearing a jacket while carrying a handbag.
Stacey Plaskett on her way to the Ix Summit of the Americas (Source: Instagram @stacey_plaskett)

She serves in a relatively high position in the political landscape. She is a member of the U.S. House. Her base salary for her work is considered to be around $150,000

Her Private Videos Were Leaked

Like Claire Abbott, Stacey Plaskett found herself in a bit of a controversy when the news came out that some of her private photos and videos were leaked online. The leaks came out right when her elections were about to happen.

She was on her bed when she first heard about the news. Someone had posted a picture of her in which she wasn't wearing anything from the top. The short video where her husband was utterly nude was also leaked. The video also featured her daughter (Luckily, her daughter was fully clothed).

The leaks made Plaskett furious, as expected. She was shocked that people would go to such an extent to embarrass her family. More than anything else, she was angry that they did not even leave her daughter from this. Regarding it, she said:

As a mother I am outraged that one of my children was exploited in such a way. The theft and dissemination of these images via the internet is a shockingly disgusting invasion of my family’s and my privacy - not to mention criminal acts in violation of both territorial and federal law.

She Was Involved In The Trump Impeachment

Stacey Plaskett has been working in politics for a very long time. So far, the biggest highlight of her career has been her involvement in the impeachment of former US President Donald Trump. Many people only heard about her after this, and since then, almost all of them have become great admirers of her.

The Trump Impeachment is one of the biggest political news of all time. The news started with him losing the elections, and a mass of people stormed the U.S. Capitol. building and took some possessions from there. Trump was accused of instigating a riot, and the impeachment process started.

Plaskett couldn't vote against the impeachment of Trump as she lacked the authority. However, her fiery speech is what made her a household name. She blasted the former president for angering his followers, leading to the attack.

It wasn't just her speech, as she was also given the responsibility of bringing never before seen footage from the riot. She showed the footage of the evacuation of Karen Pence's husband, the former US vice president Mike Pence. The other part of the video showed how the mob acted inside the building.

Social Media Presence

Plaskett is on social media. The popular political figure is active on major social platforms like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

One of the aspects that makes a politician great is their ability to connect with the masses. In a free country, people can decide who they want to see as their leader. The democrat Plaskett has realized this and now uses the internet to reach out to people and make her voice heard.

Her social media handles are Instagram @stacey_plaskett, Twitter @StaceyPlaskett, and Facebook @Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett. She uses all three platforms to reach out to more people as she fights for what she believes in.

Fighting For Kid's Mental Health

Plaskett is not only concerned about politics. She is worried about the kid's mental health too. Apart from her work, the woman is also fighting to better kids' lives by aiding them with their mental health.

Children's mental health is one of the most significant emergencies in America. The situation was so bad it had to be declared a national issue to get the people's attention.

She is associated with the Sound the Alarm for Kids. The organization has been working on kids' mental health matters for a long time.

She has also addressed the issue on her social media. Talking about the kid's mental health, she wrote:

I am dedicated to addressing this crisis and fighting for all of our children to have access to the critical mental health services they so desperately need.

The poster shows the sad young girl sitting with a hand on her head.
An event organized by Sound the Alarm for Kids (Source: Instagram @stacey_plaskett)

Everyone praised her when she raised such a sensitive issue. There are still many people who are not ready and feel uncomfortable talking about mental health. A famous personality like her speaking about it will help many people to open up and start talking. One of them on her posts commented:

Thank you for engaging and spreading awareness to this important crisis!

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