Wesly Simina

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Wesly Simina
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Wesly Simina in 2008
Governor of Chuuk State
In office
July 1, 2005[1] – July 27, 2011
Lieutenant Johnson Elimo
Preceded by Ansito Walter
Succeeded by Johnson Elimo
Personal details
Born 1961

Wesly W. Simina (born 1961) is a Micronesian politician. He has served as the Governor of Chuuk State, one of the four states that constitute the Federated States of Micronesia, since July 1, 2005.[1][2]

Simina was re-elected to a second term as Governor of Chuuk in a 2009 runoff election against Gillian N. Doone, the son of former Governor Gideon Doone.[3] He and Lt. Governor Johnson Elimo were sworn into their second terms on July 2, 2009, in an inauguration ceremony held at the Saramen Chuuk Development Center at Saramen Chuuk High School in Weno, Chuuk. [1]

Simina resigned as Governor in July 2011 to become Chuuk’s At-Large Senator in the national Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia.[4] Chuuk Lt. Governor Johnson Elimo immediately became the acting Governor of Chuuk upon Simina's resignations.[4] Elimo won a special gubernatorial election on August 24, 2011, to serve out the remainder of Siminia's unexpired term.[4] Governor Elimo won the election with 7,945; Alexander Narruhn came in second with 6,913 votes, while Redley Killion placed third with 3,692.[4]

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