Arnold Palacios Article

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Arnold Palacios
12th Lieutenant Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands
Assumed office
January 14, 2019
Governor Ralph Torres
Preceded by Victor Hocog
President of the Northern Mariana Islands Senate
In office
January 10, 2017 – January 2019
Preceded by Frank Borja
Succeeded byTBD
Speaker of the Northern Mariana Islands House of Representatives
In office
January 14, 2008 – January 11, 2010
Preceded by Oscar Babauta
Succeeded by Froilan Tenorio
Personal details
Born
Arnold Indalecio Palacios

(1955-08-22) August 22, 1955 (age 63)
Political party Republican
Education Portland State University ( BS)

Arnold Indalecio Palacios (born August 22, 1955) is a Northern Mariana Islands politician and a member of the Republican Party, the 12th and current lieutenant governor of the Northern Mariana Islands since 2019. He previously represented Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands Senate.

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. [1] He represented Election District 3 in the House, which encompasses portions of Saipan and the Northern Islands. [2]

Palacios was the running mate of four-time gubernatorial candidate Heinz Hofschneider in the 2009 election. If elected, Palacios would have become the Lieutenant Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands in 2010. Instead, he was elected in 2018 with incumbent Governor Ralph Torres to begin a term in January 2019.

Palacios is married to Wella Sablan Palacios [2] and they have four children - Arnold Gerard, Nicole, Tiana and Eric. Palacios graduated from Portland State University. [2]

References

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ a b c "Representative Arnold I. Palacios". Northern Mariana Islands Commonwealth Legislature. Archived from the original on 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2009-10-11.
Political offices
Preceded by
Oscar Babauta
Speaker of the Northern Mariana Islands House of Representatives
2008–2010
Succeeded by
Froilan Tenorio
Preceded by
Frank Borja
President of the Northern Mariana Islands Senate
2017–2019
Succeeded by
TBD
Preceded by
Victor Hocog
Lieutenant Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands
2019–present
Incumbent