Mareham nomination for a CEC post backed


The public hearing on the nomination of Patricia Marehem to the Commonwealth Election Commission as the Carolinian representative for Saipan drew testimonies that backed her nomination.

According to Commonwealth law, the CEC must have at least one Carolinian representative on the board. Last Nov. 9, 2017, Gov. Ralph DLG Torres nominated Mareham, who is the Women’s Affairs Office Outreach coordinator, to the position.

The nomination, if confirmed, has a four-year term that ends on Aug. 8, 2021.

“I am confident that Ms. Mareham is qualified and will be an asset on this important commission,” Torres said in his letter to Sen. Francisco Cruz (R-Tinian), chairman of the Senate Committee on Executive Appointments.

Prior to being with the WAO, Mareham was employed with the Department of Youth Services Trainee-Leadership Economic for Self-Sufficiency from November 2014 to May 2015.

She started at WAO as a part-time caseworker from January 2015 to September 2015 before taking up the position full-time from Oct. 1, 2015, to Sept. 30, 2016, where she also filled the program administrator position from April 20, 2016, to Sept. 30, 2016, in an acting capacity.

From Oct. 1, 2016, to Sept. 30, 2017, Mareham was assigned as lead caseworker before being promoted to her present position as outreach coordinator starting Oct. 1, 2017.

Erwin Encinares | Reporter
Erwin Charles Tan Encinares holds a bachelor’s degree from the Chiang Kai Shek College and has covered a wide spectrum of assignments for the Saipan Tribune. Encinares is the paper’s political reporter.

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