|10th Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands|
|Assumed office |
January 9, 2023
|Lieutenant||David M. Apatang|
|Preceded by||Ralph Torres|
|12th Lieutenant Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands|
January 14, 2019 – January 9, 2023
|Preceded by||Victor Hocog|
|Succeeded by||David M. Apatang|
|President of the Northern Mariana Islands Senate|
January 10, 2017 – January 14, 2019
|Preceded by||Frank Borja|
|Succeeded by||Victor Hocog|
|13th Speaker of the Northern Mariana Islands House of Representatives|
January 14, 2008 – January 11, 2010
|Preceded by||Oscar Babauta|
|Succeeded by||Froilan Tenorio|
Arnold Indalecio Palacios
Saipan, Mariana Islands, Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands
|Political party||Republican (before 2021)|
|Education||Portland 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.
Formerly a member of the Republican Party, he ran an independent candidate for Governor in the 2022 election. He won the election in November 2022, beating incumbent Governor Ralph Torres.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ "BREAKING NEWS: Palacios to run for governor in 2022". Saipan Tribune. 2021-10-20. Retrieved 2021-11-28.