Dr. Ignacia “Acha” Tudela-Demapan yesterday left for Tampa, Florida to attend the National Republican Party Convention.
As the CNMI's Republican Party candidate for the U.S. Congress she will be focused on meeting as many of the 242 Republicans in the House of Representatives and the 47 Republican senators presently in Congress.
The National GOP has been supportive of her candidacy and waiting for the people of the CNMI to send a GOP delegate to Congress.
Demapan is preparing for the possibility of being elected and she views this as an opportunity to attend the Convention for the people of the CNMI. She will use the Convention as an opportunity to learn and to lay the foundation for her to have genuine success in representing the CNMI people in Congress if elected.
“It has been over three decades since the CNMI has initiated legislation in Congress and it was passed and approved by the President. We have continued to fail in getting any Legislation passed into law after four years of having a sitting Delegate in Congress. It will be my quest at the Convention to secure the genuine support of the Republican Party's voting power in Congress for our people to get Legislation passed in Congress and signed by the President for the CNMI,” said Demapan.
She believes that “it is time for the CNMI to move ahead politically by implementing the use of technology and science, and to gain as many friends and supporters across the United States political spectrum.”
Demapan will be returning early next month when she will announce her platform that will be highlighted by her proposed “Delegate Polling System” which should resolve any questions about her integrity, her ability to help the people, and her ability to be a problem-solver.
The polling system will end a great deal of the political fighting the CNMI people have experienced over the years.
“The delegate's office and branches of our government will be held more accountable to the people with the infusion of a polling system into our politics,” she said.
Demapan said she will be presenting her platform in a gathering for the Women of the CNMI early next month upon her return from the mainland.