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Governor of 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


      Democratic       Republican       Covenant

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

Benigno Fitial
(born 1945)
January 9, 2006
February 20, 2013

[note 1]

[note 2]

8 Eloy Inos
(born 1949)

February 20, 2013

[note 3]

incumbent Covenant

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



External links

  • Former CNMI Governor Guerrero Passes Away
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