Stacey Elizabeth Plaskett is an American politician, attorney, and commentator.
34 Facts About Stacey Plaskett
Stacey Plaskett is a non-voting delegate to the United States House of Representatives from the United States Virgin Islands' at-large congressional district, since 2015.
Stacey Plaskett switched to the Democratic Party in late 2008 because she believed it was a better place to have new ideas heard.
Stacey Plaskett served as a House manager during the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump, the first non-voting member of the House of Representatives to do so.
Stacey Plaskett was born on May 13,1966, in Brooklyn, New York and grew up in the Bushwick housing projects.
Stacey Plaskett's parents are both from Saint Croix, US Virgin Islands; Stacey Plaskett's father was a New York City Police Department officer and her mother a clerk in the court system.
Stacey Plaskett attended Brooklyn Friends School and Grace Lutheran Elementary.
Stacey Plaskett was recruited by A Better Chance, Inc a non-profit organization recruiting minority students to selective secondary schools.
Stacey Plaskett was a boarding student at Choate Rosemary Hall, where she was a varsity athlete and served as class president for several years.
Stacey Plaskett spent a term abroad in France during her enrollment at Choate.
Stacey Plaskett was one of few black students while she attended the school.
Stacey Plaskett ran for student government at Georgetown under a progressive student ticket and was very active in the Anti-Apartheid Movement.
Stacey Plaskett received herJD degree from the American University Washington College of Law in 1994.
Stacey Plaskett attended law school at night while she worked full-time during the day with the lobbying arm of the American Medical Association and then with the law firm, Jones Day.
Stacey Plaskett prosecuted several hundred cases, including in the Narcotics Bureau.
Stacey Plaskett then worked as a consultant and legal counsel focused on internal corporate investigations and strategy for the Mitchell Madison Group.
Stacey Plaskett moved to Washington, DC, and worked as counsel on the Republican-led US House of Representatives, Committee on Standards of Official Conduct; now known as the House Committee on Ethics or simply the Ethics Committee.
Stacey Plaskett left the Committee when she was asked by mentor and fellow trustee at Choate, Robert McCallum to work at the United States Department of Justice as a political appointee of then-President George W Bush.
Stacey Plaskett accepted the offer and served as counsel for the assistant attorney general for the DOJ Civil Division, and as acting deputy assistant attorney general for the Torts Branch in the Civil Division.
Stacey Plaskett then joined the staff of Deputy Attorney General Larry Thompson, primarily working on the Justice Honors program and an initiative to increase the number of minority and women attorneys at the Justice Department.
Stacey Plaskett later left government service to become a deputy general counsel at UnitedHealth Group.
Stacey Plaskett then moved to the Virgin Islands, where she worked in private practice and from 2007 to 2014 served as general counsel for the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority, charged with the economic development of the US territory.
Stacey Plaskett switched from the Republican Party to the Democratic Party in late-2008.
Stacey Plaskett was initiated into Delta Sigma Theta sorority in 2019.
In 2012, Stacey Plaskett challenged nine-term delegate Donna Christian-Christensen in the Democratic Party primary.
In 2014, Stacey Plaskett ran for the office again, after formally declaring her candidacy in November 2013.
Stacey Plaskett was challenged in the Democratic Party Primary by former Virgin Islands Senator Ronald Russell.
Stacey Plaskett won re-election unopposed in both the Democratic primary and the general election.
On January 12,2021, Stacey Plaskett was named as a House impeachment manager for the second impeachment of Donald Trump in response to the storming of the United States Capitol on January 6,2021.
On February 2,2023, Stacey Plaskett was appointed by Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries as the Ranking Member of the United States House Judiciary Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government.
Stacey Plaskett's letter was criticized by the Freedom of the Press Foundation, the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression and Demand Progress as an attempt to intimidate Tabbi and other journalists involved with the Twitter Files.
Stacey Plaskett is married to Jonathan Buckney Small, a community activist and former professional tennis player.
Stacey Plaskett has five children, four of them with Andre Duffy, her previous husband.
Stacey Plaskett has served on numerous non-profit boards focused primarily on education, culture, and community development.