|The Green Papers: Northern Marianas 2008 General Election|
Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Saturday 12 July 2008 (cancelled)
General Election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
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14 January 2009: The Commonwealth Election Commission - 2008 Election Results
The NORTHERN MARIANAS is currently not directly represented in the U.S. Congress and generally relies on the Delegate from GUAM to represent the Commonwealth's interests in Washington. Effective 4 November 2008, however, the NORTHERN MARIANAS will elect their own non-voting Delegate to the House of Representatives for the first time.
|Governor 4 year term, Final Election Cycle: 2009. Territorial Governor|
|Covenant||Governor Benigno Repeki "Ben" Fitial
First elected: 2005
Seat up for election: Saturday 7 November 2009
Lt. Governor: Timothy Pangelinan Villagomez
|Delegate to the House of Representatives 2 year term, Election Cycle: 2008, 2010. President George W. Bush signed S. 2739 on 8 May 2008 creating this office.|
|Territorial Delegate [vacant office]
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Vacant Office - Seat first up for Election 4 November 2008.
|Polls: Republican Representative Pedro Agulto "Pete" Tenorio|
| ||** Open Office (no incumbent) **|
|Independent; (Democratic)||2,474||24.35%||Commissioner Gregorio Kilili Camacho "Kilili" Sablan
FEC H8MP00041: $22,931
|Republican||2,117||20.83%||Representative Pedro Agulto "Pete" Tenorio
FEC H8MP00017: $54,565
|Independent||1,855||18.26%||John Oliver Delos Reyes (DLR) Gonzales
FEC H8MP00033: $21,165
|Independent; (Republican)||1,819||17.90%||Associate Judge Juan Tudela Lizama
Filed with the FEC as an Independent
FEC H8MP00025: $75,302
|Independent; (Democratic)||946||9.31%||territorial Senator Luis Palacios Crisostimo, Jr.
FEC H8MP00074: Financial report not available
|Democratic||307||3.02%||former territorial Senator David Mendiola Cing
FEC H8MP00058: $10,756
|Independent; (Republican)||249||2.45%||Felipe Quitugua Atalig
FEC H8MP00066: Financial report not available
|Independent||230||2.26%||Chong Man Won
FEC H8MP00090: Financial report not available
|Independent||164||1.61%||John Henry Davis, Jr.
FEC H8MP00082: Financial report not available
S 2739. Subtitle B--Northern Mariana Islands Delegate. SEC. 711. DELEGATE TO HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FROM COMMONWEALTH OF THE NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS. The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands shall be represented in the United States Congress by the Resident Representative to the United States authorized by section 901 of the Covenant To Establish a Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in Political Union With the United States of America (approved by Public Law 94-241 (48 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.)). The Resident Representative shall be a nonvoting Delegate to the House of Representatives.... SEC. 712. ELECTION OF DELEGATE. (a) Electors and Time of Election- The Delegate shall be elected-- 1) by the people qualified to vote for the popularly elected officials of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; and (2) at the Federal general election of 2008 and at such Federal general election every 2d year thereafter.
|Political Parties Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.|
| Democratic (affiliates): 3 candidates|
| Republican: 3 candidates|
|Other Third Parties|
| Covenant: 1 incumbent|
| Independent: 7 candidates|
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.
|Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from an election authority that the person so listed will actually appear on the ballot.|
|FEC indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary "Total Receipts" for candidates for Federal Office.|
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