Igisomar leads on Saipan

Propst retains seat in the House

Saipan incumbent senator Sixto K. Igisomar (GOP) prevailed over former senator Ray N. Yumul (Ind) on a vote of 5,558 versus 3,133, according to the Commonwealth Election Commission’s unofficial, partial tabulation.

Edwin Kenneth Propst (Ind) topped a field of over 10 candidates for a House Precinct 1 seat, with 1,944 votes, with absentee ballots yet to be tabulated.

Ivan A. Blanco (GOP) and Blas Jonathan T. Attao (Ind) got the top spots in the battle for House Precinct 3 seats. The four others that made it to the Magic 6 were Edmund Villagomez, Donald Cabrera Duenas, Francisco Santos Dela Cruz, and Jose Ilo Itibus. In seventh place is Ralph N. Yumul. Absentee votes remain to be tabulated.

Rota Municipal Council chair George O. Hocog (GOP) edged veteran senator Paul A. Manglona (Ind)by a mere six votes, 378-372. Absentee votes are to be tabulated on Nov. 22.

Ivan A. Blanco and Donald C. Barcinas, both Republicans, received top votes in early voting among 12 candidates for House Precinct 3 seats. Blanco got 637 votes while Barcinas got 580 to lead the field of 12.

Superior Court Associate Judge Joseph N. Camacho got more yes votes for his retention on the bench, with 8,165 voting yes and 2,343 voting no.

The CEC received 984 absentee ballots on Tuesday out of the 1,700 that they sent out. Tabulation of absentee votes will be held on Nov. 22.

The total overall number of voters was 10,993. The total number of registered voters is 17,930.

Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a senior reporter of Saipan Tribune. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has covered all news beats in the CNMI. He is a recipient of the CNMI Supreme Court Justice Award. Contact him at ferdie_delatorre@Saipantribune.com

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