List of governors of the Northern Mariana Islands

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Governor of the
Northern Mariana Islands
Seal of the Northern Mariana Islands.svg
Ralph Torres.jpg
Incumbent
Ralph Torres

since December 29, 2015
ResidenceJuan A. Sablan Memorial Bldg.
Term length4 years single term, eligible for second.
Inaugural holderCarlos S. Camacho
FormationJanuary 9, 1978
WebsiteOffice of the Governor

The following is a list of persons who served as Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands. The term of office is 4 years. The longest-serving governor in CNMI history is Pedro Tenorio, who served 12 years in office from 1982 to 1990 and again from 1998 to 2002.

List of Governors[change | change source]

Parties

  Democratic (2)   Republican (7)   Covenant (1)

No.
Image
Governor
(Birth–Death)
Took office
Left office
 
Party
1
Carlos Sablan Camacho.jpg
Carlos S. Camacho
(born 1937)
January 9, 1978
January 11, 1982
2
Pedro P. Tenorio.jpg
Pedro Tenorio
(1934–2018)
January 11, 1982
January 8, 1990
3
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January 8, 1990
January 10, 1994
4
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Froilan Tenorio
(born 1939)
January 10, 1994
January 12, 1998
5
Pedro P. Tenorio.jpg
Pedro Tenorio
(1934–2018)
January 12, 1998
January 14, 2002
6
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Juan Babauta
(born 1953)
January 14, 2002
January 9, 2006
7
Benigno Fitial 2009.jpg
Benigno Fitial
(born 1945)
January 9, 2006

February 20, 2013
Covenant
(until 2011)
Republican
(2011 onward)
[note 2]
8
Eloy Inos.jpg
Eloy Inos
(1949–2015)

February 20, 2013

December 29, 2015
Covenant
(until 2013)
Republican
(2013 onward)
9
Ralph Torres.jpg
Ralph Torres
(born 1979)

December 29, 2015
Incumbent

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Fitial resigned following impeachment by the House of Representatives and prior to likely conviction in an impeachment trial by the Senate.[1][2]
  2. Fitial switched his party affiliation from the Covenant Party to the Republican Party on January 5, 2011, while in office.[3]
  3. As lieutenant governor, Inos became governor following the resignation of Benigno Fitial.[1][2]
  4. Inos died on December 29, 2015, while in office.[4][5]
  5. Inos switched his party affiliation from the Covenant Party to the Republican Party in September 2013, while in office.[6]
  6. As lieutenant governor, Torres became governor following the death of Eloy Inos.[4][5]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Erediano, Emmanuel (February 21, 2013). "New governor, lt. governor". Marianas Variety. Archived from the original on February 24, 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Eugenio, Haidee (March 2013). "Gov Benigno Fitial steps down, Eloy Inos steps in: Dawn of a New Era for CNMI?". Islands Business. Archived from the original on April 5, 2014.
  3. 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 21, 2013.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Chan, Dennis B. (December 30, 2015). "CNMI mourns Inos' death". Saipan Tribune. Archived from the original on December 29, 2015.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Chan, Dennis B. (December 30, 2015). "Torres becomes governor; Hocog is lt. gov". Saipan Tribune. Archived from the original on December 29, 2015.
  6. Eugenio, Haidee (September 19, 2013). "Inos, Covenant Party members rejoining GOP". Saipan Tribune. Archived from the original on April 8, 2014.