Northern Mariana Islands Senate

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The Northern Mariana Islands Senate is the upper house of the Northern Mariana Islands Commonwealth Legislature. The Senate consists of nine senators representing three senatorial districts (Saipan & the Northern Islands, Tinian & Aguijan, and Rota), each a multi-member constituency with three senators.

In the November 2007 elections, the three senators up for re-election were all re-elected to another four-year term in the 16th and 17th Senate. The Covenant Party, which lost control of the House, entered into coalition with the Democrats and a lone Independent over the Senate's leadership and voting agenda.

The CNMI Senate is currently controlled by a Republican majority under Senate President Jude Hofschneider.[1]

Maria Frica Pangelinan was the first woman to serve in the Senate.[2]

Composition of the Senate[edit]

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority/plurality)
Republican Covenant Independent Vacant
End of 17th Legislature 4 1 4 9 0
Beginning of 18th Legislature 5 0 4 9 0
October 1, 2013[3] 5 0 3 8 1
November 15, 2013[4] 5 0 4 9 0
August 19, 2014[5] 5 0 3 8 1
November 19, 2014[6] 6 0 3 9 0
Latest voting share 67% 33%


District Name Party
Paul Manglona Ind
Victor Hocog Rep
Jovita Taimanano Ind
Francisco Borja Ind
Joaquin Borja Rep
Francisco Cruz Rep
Pete Reyes Rep
Ralph Torres Rep
Sixto Igisomar Rep

See also[edit]


  1. ^
  2. ^ Calindas, Marconi (2006-03-05). "'Women of power' meet Miss Teen beauties". Saipan Tribune. Retrieved 2009-07-17. 
  3. ^ Resignation of Juan Ayuyu.
  4. ^ Appointment of Paul Manglona.
  5. ^ Resignation of Ray Yumul.
  6. ^ Sixto Igisomar sworn in after special election to replace Yumul.

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