List of Governors of the Northern Mariana Islands

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Governor of Northern Mariana Islands
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Incumbent
Ralph Torres

since December 29, 2015
Residence Juan A. Sablan Memorial Bldg.
Term length 4 years single term, eligible for second.
Inaugural holder Carlos S. Camacho
Formation January 9, 1978
Website Office of the Governor
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This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
the Northern Mariana Islands

The following is a list of persons who served as Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands. The term of office is 4 years.

List of Governors[edit]

Parties

  Democratic   Republican   Covenant

No.
Image
Governor
(Birth–Death)
Took office
Left office
 
Party
1
Carlos Sablan Camacho.jpg
Carlos S. Camacho
(born 1937)
January 9, 1978
January 11, 1982
2
Pedro P. Tenorio.jpg
Pedro Tenorio
(born 1934)
January 11, 1982
January 8, 1990
3
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January 8, 1990
January 10, 1994
4
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Froilan Tenorio
(born 1939)
January 10, 1994
January 12, 1998
5
Pedro P. Tenorio.jpg
Pedro Tenorio
(born 1934)
January 12, 1998
January 14, 2002
6
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Juan Babauta
(born 1953)
January 14, 2002
January 9, 2006
7
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Benigno Fitial
(born 1945)
January 9, 2006

February 20, 2013
Covenant
(until 2011)
Republican
(2011 onward)
[note 2]
8
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Eloy Inos
(1949–2015)

February 20, 2013

December 29, 2015
Covenant
(until 2013)
Republican
(2013 onward)
9
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Ralph Torres
(born 1979)

December 29, 2015
Incumbent

Living former governors[edit]

As of December 2015, five former governors were alive, the oldest being Pedro Tenorio (1982-1990, 1998–2002; born 1934). The most recent governor to die was Eloy Inos (2013–2015), on December 28, 2015. Inos was also the most recently serving governor to die.

Name Gubernatorial term Date of birth
Carlos S. Camacho 1978–1982 (1937-02-27) February 27, 1937 (age 79)
Pedro Tenorio 1982–1990, 1998–2002 (1934-04-18) April 18, 1934 (age 82)
Froilan Tenorio 1994–1998 (1939-09-09) September 9, 1939 (age 76)
Juan Babauta 2002–2006 (1953-09-07) September 7, 1953 (age 62)
Benigno Fitial 2006–2013 (1945-11-27) November 27, 1945 (age 70)

Elections[edit]

e • d Summary of the 4 and 21 November 2014 Northern Mariana Islands gubernatorial election results
Candidate Running mate Party First round Second round
Votes  % Votes  %
Eloy Songao Inos Ralph Deleon Guerrero Torres Republican 6,342 45.96% 6,547 56.96%
Heinz Sablan Hofschneider Ray Naraja Yumul Independent 4,501 32.62% 4,948 43.04%
Juan Nekai Babauta Juan Sablan Torres Independent 2,414 17.50%
Edward Masga Deleon Guerrero Daniel Ogo Quitugua Democratic 541 3.92%
Total 13,798 100% 11,495 100%
Source: Commonwealth Election Commission

Past elections[edit]

2009[edit]

Northern Mariana Islands gubernatorial election, 2009
Party Candidate Running mate First round Second round
Votes Percentage Votes Percentage
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%
Totals 100.00% 100.00%
Voter turnout

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Fitial resigned following impeachment by the House of Representatives and prior to likely conviction in an impeachment trial by the Senate.[1][2]
  2. ^ Fitial switched his party affiliation from the Covenant Party to the Republican Party on January 5, 2011, while in office.[3]
  3. ^ As lieutenant governor, Inos became governor following the resignation of Benigno Fitial.[1][2]
  4. ^ Inos died on December 29, 2015, while in office.[4][5]
  5. ^ Inos switched his party affiliation from the Covenant Party to the Republican Party in September 2013, while in office.[6]
  6. ^ As lieutenant governor, Torres became governor following the death of Eloy Inos.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Erediano, Emmanuel (February 21, 2013). "New governor, lt. governor". Marianas Variety. Archived from the original on August 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b 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. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ a b Chan, Dennis B. (December 30, 2015). "CNMI mourns Inos' death". Saipan Tribune. Archived from the original on December 29, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Chan, Dennis B. (December 30, 2015). "Torres becomes governor; Hocog is lt. gov.". Saipan Tribune. Archived from the original on December 29, 2015. 
  6. ^ 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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