Pedro Agulto Tenorio

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Pete Tenorio
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Resident Representative of the Northern Mariana Islands
In office
January 14, 2002 – January 3, 2009
Preceded by Juan Babauta
Succeeded by Gregorio Sablan (Delegate)
Lieutenant Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands
In office
January 11, 1982 – January 8, 1990
Governor Pedro Tenorio
Preceded by Francisco Ada
Succeeded by Benjamin Manglona
Personal details
Born (1941-08-08) August 8, 1941 (age 75)
Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, U.S.
Political party Republican
Education University of Hawaii, Manoa (BS, MS)

Pedro Agulto Tenorio (born August 8, 1941), who is often known as Pete A. Tenorio, was the Resident Representative to the United States from the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). He is a member of the Republican Party, and was elected to the office first in November 2001 and again in November 2005.

He was one of three main elected officials of the CNMI (along with Governor Benigno R. Fitial and Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. Villagomez). The position of Resident Representative, also known locally as "Washington Representative", was established by Article V of the Constitution of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the term of office was four years.[1] The CNMI Resident Representative maintained an office in Washington, D.C. and his expenses were funded by the CNMI government.

Tenorio was the CNMI's last Resident Representative. He took office as resident representative on January 14, 2002.[2] He served two terms, until the office was abolished on January 3, 2009.

This office was replaced by a nonvoting delegate in the United States Congress in January 2009. Established in 2008 with the enactment of Pub.L. 110–229, the first election for the congressional delegate was held on November 4, 2008. Tenorio was the Republican nominee; however, he lost by 357 votes to Gregorio C. Sablan, an independent.[3]


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Political offices
Preceded by
Francisco Ada
Lieutenant Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands
Succeeded by
Benjamin Manglona
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Juan N. Babauta
Resident Representative of the Northern Mariana Islands
Succeeded by
Gregorio Sablan
as Delegate of the Northern Mariana Islands