Lieutenant Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands

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The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands has a self-governing government consisting of a locally elected governor, Lieutenant Governor and the Northern Mariana Islands Commonwealth Legislature.[1]

Incumbent Governor Eloy S. Inos died on December 28, 2015.[2][3] According to Article III Section 7 of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, "In case of the removal, death, or resignation of the governor, the lieutenant governor shall become governor and the president of the senate shall become lieutenant governor."[4] Lieutenant Governor Ralph Torres became the governor, and President of the Senate Victor B. Hocog became lieutenant governor on December 28, 2015.

List of Lieutenant Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands[edit]

Lieutenant Governor Lived Party Years
Francisco Castro Ada (1934–2010) Democratic January 9, 1978 – January 11, 1982
Pedro A. Tenorio (b. 1941) Republican January 11, 1982 – January 8, 1990
Benjamin Manglona (1938–2016) Republican January 8, 1990 – January 10, 1994
Jesus C. Borja (b. 1948) Democratic January 10, 1994 – January 12, 1998
Jesus R. Sablan (b. 1952) Republican January 12, 1998 – January 14, 2002
Diego Benavente (b. 1959) Republican January 14, 2002 – January 9, 2006
Timothy Villagomez (b. 1962) Covenant January 9, 2006 – April 24, 2009
Vacant April 24, 2009 – May 1, 2009
Eloy Inos (1949–2015) Covenant May 1, 2009 – February 20, 2013
Jude Hofschneider (b. 1966) Republican February 20, 2013 – January 12, 2015
Ralph Torres (b. 1979) Republican January 12, 2015 – December 29, 2015
Victor Hocog (b. 1953) Republican December 29, 2015 – present

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Country Brief". Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Australia). Retrieved 2008-07-03. 
  2. ^ Rabago, Mark (29 December 2015). "Gov. Eloy Inos Passes Away". Saipan Tribune. Retrieved 29 December 2015. 
  3. ^ Manglona, Thomas (29 December 2015). "CNMI Governor Eloy Inos Dies". Pacific News Center. Retrieved 28 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Article III". Constitution of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Accessed on December 29, 2015.

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