|Lieutenant Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands|
February 20, 2013 – January 12, 2015
|Preceded by||Eloy Inos|
|Succeeded by||Ralph Torres|
|Born||September 12, 1966|
|Alma mater||Northern Marianas College
University of Wisconsin, Madison
University of Phoenix
Jude Hofschneider (born September 12, 1966) is an American Republican politician from the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. He is currently serving as the 9th Lieutenant Governor. He was automatically elevated to this position on February 20, 2013, when the former lieutenant governor, Eloy S. Inos, assumed the governorship.
Background and personal life
Hofschneider graduated from Reynolds High School in 1988. His initial civil service job was as a soil and water conservation coordinator. He went on to receive an associate degree from Northern Marianas College in 1996. Hofschneider then served as an environmental specialist in the Tinian Department of Public Works, and later the deputy director of that agency. He continued his education online through the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the University of Phoenix.
In 2004, Hofschneider was elected to the Tinian & Aguiguan Municipal Council. He served for two years on the Association of Mariana Islands Mayors and Municipal Councilors (AMIM).
In 2006, Hofschneider won election to the Northern Mariana Islands Commonwealth Legislature as a senator. In his seven years serving with that body, he acted in a variety of roles. From 2010 to 2013 he was the vice president of the Senate. In January 2013, he won election to the presidency of the Senate.
Hofschneider took up the lieutenant governorship in February 2013. He has served as acting governor while the governor was out of the commonwealth.
- "Jude Hofschneider biography". Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Governor's Office. Retrieved August 17, 2013.
- Eugenio, Haidee (May 9, 2013). "Acting governor Hofschneider appoints Ray Quichocho as judge". Saipan Tribune. Retrieved August 17, 2013.
- List of Governors of the Northern Mariana Islands
- Lieutenant Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands
|Lieutenant Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands