Arnold Palacios

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Arnold Palacios
10th Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands
Assumed office
January 9, 2023
LieutenantDavid M. Apatang
Preceded byRalph Torres
12th Lieutenant Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands
In office
January 14, 2019 – January 9, 2023
GovernorRalph Torres
Preceded byVictor Hocog
Succeeded byDavid M. Apatang
President of the Northern Mariana Islands Senate
In office
January 10, 2017 – January 14, 2019
Preceded byFrank Borja
Succeeded byVictor Hocog
13th Speaker of the Northern Mariana Islands House of Representatives
In office
January 14, 2008 – January 11, 2010
Preceded byOscar Babauta
Succeeded byFroilan Tenorio
Personal details
Arnold Indalecio Palacios

Saipan, Mariana Islands, Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands
Political partyRepublican (before 2021)
Independent (2021–present)
EducationPortland State University (BS)

Arnold Indalecio Palacios (born August 22, 1955) is a Northern Mariana politician who is the 10th and current Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands since 2023. He was the 12th lieutenant governor of the Northern Mariana Islands, from 2019 to 2023.

Palacios is a former Speaker of the Northern Mariana Islands House of Representatives. He was sworn in on January 14, 2008, as the Speaker of the House's 16th Legislature.[1]

Formerly a member of the Republican Party, he ran an independent candidate for Governor in the 2022 election.[2] He won the election in November 2022, beating incumbent Governor Ralph Torres.

References[change | change source]

  1. Palacios, Arnold I. (2008-01-14). "'Restore the people's confidence in Legislature'". Saipan Tribune. Archived from the original on 2012-02-24. Retrieved 2009-10-11.
  2. "BREAKING NEWS: Palacios to run for governor in 2022". Saipan Tribune. 2021-10-20. Retrieved 2021-11-28.