Pedro Agulto Tenorio
|Resident Representative of the Northern Mariana Islands|
January 14, 2002 – January 3, 2009
|Preceded by||Juan Babauta|
|Succeeded by||Gregorio Sablan (Delegate)|
|Lieutenant Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands|
January 11, 1982 – January 8, 1990
|Preceded by||Francisco Ada|
|Succeeded by||Benjamin Manglona|
August 8, 1941 |
Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, U.S.
|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. 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. 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.
- Constitution of the Northern Mariana Islands, Article V
- "Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands". Department of the Interior Office of Insular Affairs. Retrieved 2010-09-12.
- Donato, Agnes E. (November 19, 2008). "Absentee votes confirm Kilili victory". Saipan Tribune.
|Lieutenant Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands
|United States House of Representatives|
Juan N. Babauta
|Resident Representative of the Northern Mariana Islands
as Delegate of the Northern Mariana Islands
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