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)
Total
Republican Covenant Independent Vacant
End of 17th Legislature 4 1 4 9 0
Beginning of 18th Legislature 5 0 4 9 0
End of 18th Legislature 6 3
Beginning of 19th Legislature 7 0 2 9 0
Latest voting share 78% 22%

Members, 19th Legislature[edit]

District Name Party
1
Rota
Steve Mesngon Rep
Victor Hocog Rep
Teresita Santos Rep
2
Tinian
Francisco Borja Ind
Francisco Cruz Rep
Jude Hofschneider Rep
3
Saipan
Sixto Igisomar Rep
Arnold Palacios Rep
Justo Quitugua Ind

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