NMI Democratic candidates on Thursday received their candidate cards at the “People’s Office,” which is the party’s headquarters at the junction of Middle Road and Quartermaster Road.
US Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan, who is seeking re-election as a Democrat, was among those who received their nomination certificates for the Nov. 8 election. Kilili also meets no resistance.
NMI Democratic candidates were joined by families and supporters. Among them were CNMI’s first governor, Dr. Carlos S. Camacho, and Senator Edith Deleon Guerrero.
In an interview, Rep. Tina Sablan, the Democratic nominee for governor, said, “I’m very proud of the level and diversity of candidates who are running for the Democratic nomination in 2022, and the courage and commitment to service that we all share.”
Rep. Tina Sablan’s running mate is Rep. Layla Staffler.
In addition to Kilili and CNMI’s first female gubernatorial ticket, Rep. Sablan said the NMI Democratic roster includes “our incredibly hard-working 5th Precinct Representative Richard Lizama, who is now running for mayor of Saipan, as well as our fearless House Committee on Judiciary and government operations. chairman, Rep. Selina Babauta, who is now running for a seat in the Senate.”
Democratic candidates for the House of Representatives include “the people’s champion, Rep. Ed Propst from Congressional District 1, who is now running for his fifth term, and his current chief of staff, Diego Vincent Feieran Camacho, who was a terrific public servant. behind the scenes and whom we have all been urging to run for years now,” Rep. Sablan said.
In Precinct 3, NMI Democratic House candidates are Representatives Denita Yangetmai and Vicente Camacho, who are seeking re-election. Their new House nominee for District 3 is Lauren Yvonne Pangelinan, “a small business owner who brings with her a passion for health, education and social justice,” Rep. Sablan said.
In constituency 5, the Democratic nominee is longtime educator Peter Muna, and in constituency 6, or Tinian, the party’s House nominee is Frederick Dela Cruz, a retired military veteran and “outspoken public figure.”
Rep. Sablan said the Democratic Party also supports “a much-beloved Representative of the chairman of the House of Representatives, Donald Manglon, an independent member of the House of Representatives who is in caucuses with us in the House of Representatives and is now looking for a Senate seat for a company.”
Plots 2 and 4
Democrats have no candidates for the House of Representatives in districts 2 and 4.
Rep. Sablan said the reorganized NMI Democratic Party “is still a relatively young and growing political organization, and recruiting is an ongoing process.”
She added: “Serving our community in the public service can be incredibly rewarding, but it can also require a lot of personal sacrifice. Some potential candidates did not feel ready to run this year, but expressed interest in participating in the next election.”
At this stage, Rep. Sablan said, “We are focused on getting all of our Democratic candidates elected to office in November. at the helm of the party, as well as a solid and inspiring platform. I am confident that the party will continue to grow and continue to recruit new candidates and supporters in the coming years.”