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Hon. Assot Anthony Michael

Hon. Asot Anthony Michael

Constituency : St. Peter
The family of Asot Michael immigrated to the Caribbean nearly a half century ago, escaping the war-ravaged and poverty-ridden Middle East. His grandfather worked to build a better life for his family, making sure that each of his children had the opportunities he did not. Mr. Michael’s father and uncles all grew up to be extremely successful and politically active.

It was from his father that Asot Michael learned his desire to help the people of Antigua and Barbuda. After an extensive education that included earning an MBA from the University of Miami, Mr. Michael came back to Antigua to work in the family business, Asot’s Arcade, named for his late grandfather.

In 1997, Asot was appointed by Honorable Lester Bird, then-Prime Minister, as his Chief of Staff. After that promising start, Mr. Michael was appointed a Government Senator, as well as Minister of State, responsible for Public Works, Communications, Insurance, Energy and St. John’s Development Corporation. He continued in this role until 2001, when he was appointed Minister of Finance and Leader of Government Business in the Senate.

Asot Michael has unparalleled experience in the Antiguan government. He has seen firsthand just how difficult it can be to navigate the channels of politics, which is why he has decided to run for office. It is his dream to see Antigua and Barbuda move further into the future through increased infrastructural development and more opportunities for its citizens. Asot Michael believes in the future of Antigua and its people and will do whatever he can to make it happen.