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NORTHERN MARIANAS

northern-marianasPopulation: 53,883 (2010)

Filing deadline: August 3, 2016.

Primary: November 8, 2016.

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The Northern Mariana Islands is a group of islands in the Pacific which has been in Commonwealth association with the US since 1978. The islands have been administered by the US since the end of WW II.

FEDERAL LEVEL

Northern Marianas has one non-voting Representative in the House. It does not participate in Presidential elections, but sends delegates to the nominating conventions.

Kilili Sablan. (Pic: Congress)

Kilili Sablan. (Pic: Congress)

Representative: Kilili Sablan (I)
Committees: Education, Natural Resources.

Independent nomineeKilili Sablan

Rating, May 23, 2016:
Safe Independent in 2016.

Status, May 23, 2016:
Activist Kilili Sablan (b.1955) held a series of jobs for Democratic politicians and for the islands prior to the current Commonwealth status. He was first elected in 2008 and took 65% in 2014.

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COMMONWEALTH LEVEL

Ralph Torres. (Pic: CMW of NMI)

Ralph Torres. (Pic: CMW of NMI)

Governor: Ralph Torres (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Ralph Torres

Rating, May 23, 2016:
Leans GOP in 2018.

Status, May 23, 2016:
Businessman and LG Enoy Inos (f.1949) was promoted to Governor in February 2013 and elected with 57% in 2014. He died in late 2015 and lawyer and LG Ralph Torres (b.1979) took over.

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Victor Hocog. (Pic: CMW of NMI)

Victor Hocog. (Pic: CMW of NMI)

Lieutenant Governor: Victor Hocog (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 23, 2016:
Leans GOP in 2018.

Status, May 23, 2016:
The LG is chosen by the gubernatorial nominee and elected on the same ticket. Senate leader Victor Hocog became Lieutenant Governor upon Torres’ ascension to Governor.

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Commonwealth Senate: 9 (7R / 2I). Term: 4 years. 3 elected in 2016, 6 in 2018.
Commonwealth House: 20 (7R / 13I). Term: 2 years. Elections in 2016.

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