Northern Mariana Islands Senate
New session started
Justo Quitugua (R)
since January 11, 2021
Paul Manglona (I)
since February 10, 2016
The Northern Mariana Islands Senate is the upper house of the Northern Mariana Islands Commonwealth Legislature. The Senate consists of nine senators representing three senatorial districts (Saipan & the Northern Islands, Tinian & Aguijan, and Rota), each a multi-member constituency with three senators.
In the November 2007 elections, the three senators up for re-election were all re-elected to another four-year term in the 16th and 17th Senate. The Covenant Party, which lost control of the House, entered into coalition with the Democrats and a lone Independent over the Senate's leadership and voting agenda.
The CNMI Senate was controlled in 2016 by a Republican majority under Senate President Franciso Borja.
Maria Frica Pangelinan was the first woman to serve in the Senate.
(Shading indicates majority/plurality)
|End of 17th Legislature||4||4||0||1||9||0|
|Beginning of 18th Legislature||5||4||0||0||9||0|
|End of 18th Legislature||6||3|
|Beginning of 19th Legislature||7||2||0||0||9||0|
|End of 19th Legislature||6||3|
|Latest voting share||56%||33%||11%|
|Victor B. Hocog||Republican|
|Edith DeLeon Guerrero||Democratic|
Main article: Political party strength in the Northern Mariana Islands