List of Governors of the Northern Mariana Islands

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Governor of Northern Mariana Islands
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Eloy Inos.jpg
Incumbent
Eloy Inos

since February 20, 2013
Residence Juan A. Sablan Memorial Bldg.
Term length 4 years single term
Inaugural holder Carlos S. Camacho
Formation January 9, 1978
Website Office of the Governor
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This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
the Northern Mariana Islands

The following is a list of persons who served as Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands. The term of office was 4 years running from January of even years. The term will be 5 years from January 2010 to 2015 to transition, the term to run 4 years in odd years.

List of Governors

Parties

      Democratic       Republican       Covenant

No. Governor Took office left office Party
1 Carlos Sablan Camacho.jpg Carlos S. Camacho
(born 1937)
January 9, 1978 January 11, 1982 Democratic
2 Pedro P. Tenorio.jpg Pedro Tenorio
(born 1934)
January 11, 1982 January 8, 1990 Republican
3 No image.png Lorenzo I. De Leon Guerrero
(1935–2006)
January 8, 1990 January 10, 1994 Republican
4 No image.png Froilan Tenorio
(born 1939)
January 10, 1994 January 12, 1998 Democratic
5 Pedro P. Tenorio.jpg Pedro Tenorio
(born 1934)
January 12, 1998 January 14, 2002 Republican
6 No image.png Juan Babauta
(born 1953)
January 14, 2002 January 9, 2006 Republican




7
Benigno Fitial 2009.jpg Benigno Fitial
(born 1945)
January 9, 2006
February 20, 2013

note 1

Covenant (until 2011)
Republican (since 2011)

note 2


8 Eloy Inos.jpg Eloy Inos
(born 1949)

February 20, 2013

note 3

incumbent Covenant (until 2013)
Republican (since 2013)

note 4


Living former governors

As of February 2013, five former governors were alive, the oldest being Pedro Tenorio (1982-1990, 1998–2002; born 1934). The most recent governor to die was Lorenzo I. De Leon Guerrero (1990–1994), on October 6, 2006. Guerrero was also the most recently-serving governor to die.

Name Gubernatorial term Date of birth
Carlos S. Camacho 1978–1982 (1937-02-27) February 27, 1937 (age 77)
Pedro Tenorio 1982–1990, 1998–2002 (1934-04-18) April 18, 1934 (age 80)
Froilan Tenorio 1994–1998 (1939-09-09) September 9, 1939 (age 74)
Juan Babauta 2002–2006 (1953-09-07) September 7, 1953 (age 60)
Benigno Fitial 2006–2013 (1945-11-27) November 27, 1945 (age 68)

Latest election

Northern Mariana Islands gubernatorial election, 2009
Party Candidate Running mate First round Second round
Votes Percentage Votes Percentage
Republican Heinz Hofschneider Arnold Palacios 4,900 36.27% 6,240 48.56%
Covenant Benigno Fitial (incumbent) Eloy Inos 4,892 36.21% 6,610 51.44%
Independent Juan Guerrero Joe Camacho 2,613 19.34%
Independent Ramon Guerrero David Borja 1,075 7.96%
Totals 100.00% 100.00%
Voter turnout

See also

Footnotes

  1. ^ Fitial resigned following impeachment by the House of Representatives and prior to likely impeachment by the Senate.1
  2. ^ Fitial switched his party affiliation from the Covenant Party to the Republican Party on January 5, 2011, while in office.2
  3. ^ As lieutenant governor, Inos became governor following the resignation of Benigno Fitial.1
  4. ^ Inos switched his party affiliation from the Covenant Party to the Republican Party in September 2013.3

References

  1. ^ a b Erediano, Emmanuel (February 21, 2013). "New governor, lt. governor". Marianas Variety. Archived from the original on August 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ Eugenio, Haidee (January 8, 2011). "Fitial now back to Republican Party, Governor's end goal to merge Covenant with GOP". Saipan Tribune. Archived from the original on September 20, 2013. 
  3. ^ Eugenio, Haidee (September 19, 2013). "Inos, Covenant Party members rejoining GOP". Saipan Tribune. Archived from the original on April 8, 2014. 

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