Gov. Benigno R. Fitial appointed Herman R. Deleon Guerrero to serve on the Civil Service Commission and re-appointed Pam Carhill and appointed Dr. Alan S. Markoff to the Health Care Professions Licensing Board.
The governor submitted Deleon Guerrero's name to Senate President Paul Manglona (Ind-Rota) on Oct. 4, barely a week after he withdrew the appointment. Deleon Guerrero will represent Saipan on the commission.
Deleon Guerrero's appointment requires the advice and consent of the Senate. If confirmed, he will fill a seat vacated by Felix Fitial on Jan. 9, 2012. He will serve a six-year term that will expire on Jan 10, 2018.
Carhill will represent health care professionals on the Health Care Professions Licensing Board. If confirmed by the Senate, her new appointment will expire on July 15, 2015.
Fitial also appointed Markoff to the Health Care Professions Licensing Board representing dentists. Markoff will fill a seat vacated by Dr. Kenneth Pierson, which expired on Aug. 30, 2014. If confirmed by the Senate, his term will expire on Aug. 30, 2014.
As appointees, Deleon Guerrero, Carhill, and Markoff are required to file a statement of financial interest with the Office of the Public Auditor, a copy of their resume, police clearance, and drug test receipt.
Sen. Frank Cruz (R-Tinian), chairman of the Senate Committee on Executive Appointments and Government Investigations, said yesterday that his panel will schedule a public hearing on these three new nominees.
Today, Cruz's EAGI Committee will hold a public hearing on the governor's chief justice nominee, Alexandro C. Castro. If and when confirmed by the Senate, Castro will serve an eight-year term.
The governor's lack of appointees to the chief justice post and the Civil Service Commission are among the 16 allegations of neglect of duty, corruption, and felony in a resolution impeaching the governor.
Today's public hearing on the chief justice nominee coincides with Fitial's rescheduled leadership meeting with lawmakers.