Democratic Party fields 2 candidates for Rota and 1 possibly for Saipan


The Democratic Party will be fielding two candidates on Rota and one possibly on Saipan for the House of Representatives Precinct 4 seat, according to the party’s chair Daniel O. Quitugua.

In a phone interview on Monday night, Quitugua disclosed that for Rota, Thomas A. Manglona will be filing his candidacy for senator either yesterday or today, Wednesday.

Manglona will be running against his older brother, incumbent Rota senator Paul A. Manglona.

Quitugua said Tricia Manglona will also be filing her candidacy for a House’s Precinct 7 (Rota) seat either yesterday or today, Wednesday.

He said the Manglonas will be filing their candidacies on Rota, where the Commonwealth Election Commission has sent its staff to entertain submission of nominations and candidacies.

Quitugua said for Saipan, they are still in the process of selecting a candidate who expressed interest to run for a House’s Precinct 4 seat.

Precinct 4 covers Tanapag, San Roque, Capital Hill, and Northern Islands.

The party has no bet for Tinian.

Quitugua said they don’t have enough bets for the Nov. 8 election because the party just started organizing only last month.

Quitugua said their central executive committee will be meeting on Aug. 18 to discuss, among other issues, the endorsement of any candidates who are running outside of the Democratic Party.

For the U.S. delegate position, the Republican Party has already expressed its support for the re-election of Delegate Gregorio Kilili C. Sablan (Ind-MP).

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

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