List of Governors of the Northern Mariana Islands
|Governor of Northern Mariana Islands|
Seal of the Northern Mariana Islands
|Residence||Juan A. Sablan Memorial Bldg.|
|Term length||4 years single term|
|Inaugural holder||Carlos S. Camacho|
|Formation||January 9, 1978|
|Website||Office of the Governor|
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the Northern Mariana Islands
The following is a list of persons who served as Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands. The term of office was 4 years running from January of even years. The term will be 5 years from January 2010 to 2015 to transition, the term to run 4 years in odd years.
List of Governors
|No.||Governor||Took office||left office||Party|
|1||Carlos S. Camacho
|January 9, 1978||January 11, 1982||Democratic|
|January 11, 1982||January 8, 1990||Republican|
|3||Lorenzo I. De Leon Guerrero
|January 8, 1990||January 10, 1994||Republican|
|January 10, 1994||January 12, 1998||Democratic|
|January 12, 1998||January 14, 2002||Republican|
|January 14, 2002||January 9, 2006||Republican|
|January 9, 2006||
February 20, 2013
|Covenant (until 2011)
Republican (since 2011)
February 20, 2013
|incumbent||Covenant (until 2013)
Republican (since 2013)
Living former governors
As of February 2013[update], five former governors were alive, the oldest being Pedro Tenorio (1982-1990, 1998–2002; born 1934). The most recent governor to die was Lorenzo I. De Leon Guerrero (1990–1994), on October 6, 2006. Guerrero was also the most recently serving governor to die.
|Name||Gubernatorial term||Date of birth|
|Carlos S. Camacho||1978–1982||February 27, 1937|
|Pedro Tenorio||1982–1990, 1998–2002||April 18, 1934|
|Froilan Tenorio||1994–1998||September 9, 1939|
|Juan Babauta||2002–2006||September 7, 1953|
|Benigno Fitial||2006–2013||November 27, 1945|
|Northern Mariana Islands gubernatorial election, 2009|
|Party||Candidate||Running mate||First round||Second round|
|Republican||Heinz Hofschneider||Arnold Palacios||4,900||36.27%||6,240||48.56%|
|Covenant||Benigno Fitial (incumbent)||Eloy Inos||4,892||36.21%||6,610||51.44%|
|Independent||Juan Guerrero||Joe Camacho||2,613||19.34%|
|Independent||Ramon Guerrero||David Borja||1,075||7.96%|
- High Commissioner of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands
- Lieutenant Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands
- Fitial resigned following impeachment by the House of Representatives and prior to likely conviction in an impeachment trial by the Senate.
- Fitial switched his party affiliation from the Covenant Party to the Republican Party on January 5, 2011, while in office.
- As lieutenant governor, Inos became governor following the resignation of Benigno Fitial.
- Inos switched his party affiliation from the Covenant Party to the Republican Party in September 2013.
- Erediano, Emmanuel (February 21, 2013). "New governor, lt. governor". Marianas Variety. Archived from the original on August 17, 2013.
- Eugenio, Haidee (March 2013). "Gov Benigno Fitial steps down, Eloy Inos steps in: Dawn of a New Era for CNMI?". Islands Business. Archived from the original on April 5, 2014.
- Eugenio, Haidee (January 8, 2011). "Fitial now back to Republican Party, Governor's end goal to merge Covenant with GOP". Saipan Tribune. Archived from the original on September 20, 2013.
- Eugenio, Haidee (September 19, 2013). "Inos, Covenant Party members rejoining GOP". Saipan Tribune. Archived from the original on April 8, 2014.
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