IPI legal dept manager, former cop file candidacies

Debra Lynn Tenorio Camacho, seventh from right, poses with family members, friends, and supporters after she filed her candidacy for the Saipan and the Northern Islands Municipal Council yesterday afternoon at the Commonwealth Election Commission in Susupe. (Ferdie De La Torre)

Imperial Pacific International legal department manager Debra Lynn Tenorio Camacho filed yesterday her candidacy as a non-partisan for the Saipan and the Northern Islands Municipal Council.

Camacho, a retired government employee, was accompanied by her family members, committee-to-elect, and supporters at the Commonwealth Election Commission in Susupe at 3:30pm.

Camacho, in an interview, said being born and raised on Saipan, she always had the passion to serve the community.

The Dandan resident said she believes the municipal council is a steppingstone for her future as a public servant.

“I hope that the people will give me the opportunity to serve our community most especially Saipan and the Northern Islands,” she said.

Camacho said she wants to be the voice on how the community and the economic growth is going on in the CNMI.

She said one of the first goals that she would like to see if elected, is to really understand where the CNMI is right now in the municipality level and how to address the community as a whole.

“I hope that stepping in there I can be more of an asset and a voice really in finding direction as a whole,” she said.

Camacho is the second to file her candidacy for the Saipan and the Northern Islands Municipal Council. Three positions are up for grabs at the Nov. 6 election.

Meanwhile, former police officer Joseph Arriola Flores also filed his candidacy as an independent for House of Representatives under precinct 1.

Flores was accompanied by family members, his committee-to-elect, and supporters.

Precinct 1 covers San Antonio, San Vicente, and Koblerville.

Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a veteran journalist who has covered all news beats in the CNMI. Born in Lilo-an, Cebu City in the Philippines, De la Torre graduated from the University of Santo Tomas with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. He is a recipient of many commendations and awards, including the CNMI Judiciary’s prestigious Justice Award for his over 10 years of reporting on the judiciary’s proceedings and decisions. Contact him at ferdie_delatorre@saipantribune.com

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