St. Thomas

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Senator

Ray Fonseca
St. Thomas - St. John
Senator Ray Fonseca
District: St. Thomas - St. John

Senator Ray Fonseca is a proud United States Virgin Islander born March 10, 1959, in Savan, and raised in Bovoni, St. Thomas. He is the son of Linelle Todman-Williams-Fonseca and David Fonseca. He is also the great-nephew of Glanville Fonseca, who from 1949 was one of the longest-serving legislators in the BVI, winning six general elections and retiring undefeated.

Ray Fonseca is a strong advocate for accountability and transparency in Government. He is dedicated to promoting a better quality of life for all Virgin Islanders. Ray Fonseca is a proud product of the U.S. Virgin Islands public school system. He graduated from the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School in 1976. He was a recipient of the Alton A. Adams Scholarship.

He completed his undergraduate studies at Florida State University in 1980 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel Management and Accounting. While attending the university, Fonseca became a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated. He later obtained his Master’s Degree in Business Administration at the University of the Virgin Islands in 1987.

Ray Fonseca came from very humble beginnings. He sold newspapers as a young man. In his early twenties, he worked as a restaurant server in the Hotel and Restaurant industry. Fonseca began his career in Government in 1985 at the Virgin Islands Housing Authority. He began as Assistant Accounting Supervisor and was promoted up the ladder to eventually become the Chief Executive Officer of the Virgin Islands Housing Authority. He served at the USVI Housing Authority for approximately nineteen years.

Fonseca was later employed at the Virgin Islands Department of Health as Chief of Staff to the Commissioner of Health. During his term at the Department of Health, he also served as Director of Mental Health, Alcoholism, and Substance Abuse.

Upon retirement from the Virgin Islands Government System, Fonseca obtained employment as Project Manager and Contractor for several major construction projects in the USVI to include all Kmarts, The University of the Virgin Islands Marine Center, and Star Fish Development in St. John.

Ray Fonseca is a man of faith who has a deep-rooted passion for serving others. He has dedicated the majority of his adult life as a public servant. He has a strong love for family and is the proud father of four (4) sons.

Senator Ray Fonseca in the 35th Legislature is positioned to serve as Chairman of the Committee on Health, Hospitals & Human Services and as a member of the Finance Committee, as well as the Committee on Government Operations and the Committee on Housing.

Chief of Staff: Delvin D. Duggins, Sr. Email: dduggins@legvi.org Phone: 340-693-3607

COMMITTEE PASSES MENTAL HEALTH ACCESS BILL, RECEIVES UPDATE ON BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN THE TERRITORY | June 6, 2024

ST. THOMAS – The 35th Legislature of the Virgin Islands’ Committee on Health, Hospitals, and Human Services, led by Senator Ray Fonseca, met at the Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall. Lawmakers met to consider a measure to increase access to behavioral health services. Additionally, the Committee received testimony on the status of behavioral health and… Read More »

COMMITTEE VETS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH BILL, TERRITORIAL KIDNEY DISEASE AND DIABETES REGISTRY BILL. | February 8, 2024

ST. THOMAS – The 35th Legislature of the Virgin Islands’ Committee on Health, Hospitals and Human Services, led by Senator Ray Fonseca met in the Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall. Lawmakers considered measures to increase access to behavioral health services and to create a territorial kidney disease and diabetes registry. Lawmakers considered Bill No. 35-0224,… Read More »

COMMITTEE RECIEVES UPDATE FROM DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES | November 2, 2023

ST. THOMAS – The Committee on Health, Hospitals, and Human Services, under the leadership of Senator Ray Fonseca convened in the Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall. Lawmakers received an update from the Department of Human Services on all related programs or divisions under their purview to include but not limited to; Children & Families Services,… Read More »

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