Joey San Nicolas

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Joey Patrick San Nicolas
Mayor of Tinian
Assumed office
January 12, 2015
Preceded by Ramon Muña Dela Cruz
Attorney General of the Northern Mariana Islands
In office
Tue., October 23, 2012 – Sat., July 5, 2014
Preceded by Edward Taylor Buckingham, III
Succeeded by Gilbert Joseph Birnbrich
Personal details
Born 1973/1974 (age 43–44)[1]
Spouse(s) Concepcion San Nicolas
Alma mater Chaminade University
William Mitchell College of Law (JD, 2003)[1]
Profession Lawyer

Joey Patrick San Nicolas is politician in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), who currently serves as Mayor of Tinian. He previously served as attorney general.


On Tuesday, October 23, 2012 San Nicolas was nominated as the Attorney General, and appointed in an acting capacity, by Governor Benigno Fitial.[2] On Friday, November 16, 2012, he was unanimously confirmed by the CNMI Senate on his native Tinian and sworn in later that day.[3] He succeeded acting Attorney General Ellsbeth Viola Alepuyo,[4] who was appointed on Monday, August 13, 2012 after Edward Buckingham fled the island in scandal. San Nicolas resigned effective Saturday, July 5, 2014, to run for Mayor of Tinian.[5] He was succeeded by Deputy Attorney General Gilbert Joseph Birnbrich.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Accomplishments of law school graduate lauded". Saipan Tribune. August 9, 2003. Retrieved November 19, 2012. 
  2. ^ Eugenio, Haidee (October 24, 2012). "Governor Nominates San Nicolas As Attorney General". Saipan Tribune. Retrieved April 12, 2016. 
  3. ^ Eugenio, Haidee (November 19, 2012). "CNMI has new attorney general". Saipan Tribune. 
  4. ^ Eugenio, Haidee (August 14, 2012). "Attorney General Tenders Second Resignation". Saipan Tribune. Retrieved April 12, 2016. 
  5. ^ "AG Joey San Nicolas resigns". Marianas Variety. June 5, 2014. Retrieved September 6, 2014. 
  6. ^ Eugenio, Haidee (August 5, 2014). "Inos appoints Birnbrich as AG". Saipan Tribune. Retrieved April 12, 2016. 
Legal offices
Preceded by
Edward Taylor Buckingham, III
Attorney General of the Northern Mariana Islands
Succeeded by
Gilbert Joseph Birnbrich