The Northern Mariana Islands Senate is the upper house of the
Northern Mariana Islands Commonwealth Legislature
The Northern Mariana Islands Commonwealth Legislature is the territorial legislature of the U.S. commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The legislative branch of the territory is bicameral, consisting of a 20-member lower House of Representat ...
. The Senate consists of nine senators representing three senatorial districts (
Saipan ( ch, Sa’ipan, formerly in es, Saipán, and in ja, 彩帆島, Saipan-tō) is the largest island of the Northern Mariana Islands, a commonwealth of the United States in the western Pacific Ocean. According to 2017 estimates by the United S ...
& the Northern Islands
Tinian ( or ; old Japanese name: 天仁安島, ''Tenian-shima'') is one of the three principal islands of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Together with uninhabited neighbouring Aguigan, it forms Tinian Municipality, one of the f ...
Aguiguan (also Aguigan and Aguihan, based on the Spanish rendition of the native name, Aguijan, which is still used) is a small bean-shaped coralline island in the Northern Mariana Islands chain in the Pacific Ocean. It is situated south-west of Ti ...
Rota or ROTA may refer to:
* Rota (island), in the Marianas archipelago
* Rota (volcano), in Nicaragua
* Rota, Andalusia, a town in Andalusia, Spain
* Naval Station Rota, Spain
* Rota (surname), a surname (including a list of people ...
), 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
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, entered into
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with the Democrats
and a lone
Independent or Independents may refer to:
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* Independents (artist group), a group of modernist painters based in the New Hope, Pennsylvania, area of the United States during the early 1930s
* Independent ...
over the Senate's leadership and voting agenda.
The CNMI Senate was controlled in 2016 by a Republican majority under Senate President
Maria Frica Pangelinan was the first woman to serve in the Senate.
Composition of the Senate
Senators of the 21st Commonwealth Legislature
Past composition of the Senate
*Northern Mariana Islands House of Representatives
*List of Northern Mariana Islands Governors
Politics of the Northern Mariana Islands
Political organizations based in the Northern Mariana Islands
Territorial upper houses in the United States
Government of the Northern Mariana Islands