Donald Flores

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Donald Flores
Mayor of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands
In office
January 11, 2010[1] – June 2, 2014 (died while in office)
Preceded by Juan B. Tudela
Succeeded by Marian Tudela
Personal details
Born October 22, 1948
Died June 2, 2014(2014-06-02) (aged 65)
Garapan, Saipan
Political party Republican (-2014)
Independent (2014)
Spouse(s) Cecilia Flores

Donald Glen Pangelinan Flores (October 22, 1948 – June 2, 2014) was a Northern Mariana Islander politician. Flores served as the Mayor of Saipan, the capital and largest municipality of the Northern Mariana Islands, from January 2010 till his death on June 2, 2014.[2] He succeeded retiring Saipan Mayor Juan B. Tudela.[2]

Flores, a Republican, was elected mayor in the 2009 general election held on November 7, 2009.[1] He defeated Covenant Party candidate, Marian Tudela, and Angelo Villagomez. He was sworn into office on January 11, 2010, by Judge Robert C. Naraja at the Office of the Mayor in San Jose, Saipan.[1]

Upon the news of his death, Northern Islands Municipal Council chair Ramon B. Camacho, was selected as acting mayor. On June 8, 2014, Marian Tudela, Flores's former opponent from the 2009 general election, was sworn in[[3] by Governor Eloy Inos as Flores's successor as Mayor of Saipan for the remainder of Flores's term, which expires in January 2015.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Deposa, Moneth (2010-01-12). "New Saipan mayor sets 12 goals for his administration". Saipan Tribune. Archived from the original on 2015-04-03. Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
  2. ^ a b Fred, Jovan I. (2009-12-09). "Saipan's mayor-elect forms his transition team". Saipan Tribune. Archived from the original on 2011-07-15. Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
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  4. ^ "CNMI Governor Appoints New Mayor For Saipan: Tudela, who finished second in elections, takes over after Flores' death". Saipan Tribune. 2014-06-04. Retrieved 2014-06-08.