Orsini seeks re-election as BOE member

Rota Municipal Council secretary Atalig seeks re-election

CNMI Board of Education member Andrew L. Orsini shakes the hand of Commonwealth Election Commission executive director Kayla S. Igitol after he filed his candidacy documents for his re-election yesterday at the CEC office in Susupe. (CONTRIBUTED PHOTO)

Andrew L. Orsini is seeking re-election as a member of the CNMI Board of Education, while Rota Municipal Council secretary Jim Michael Atalig is also running again for a council seat.

Accompanied by his wife, Orsini submitted his candidacy documents to the Commonwealth Election Commission office in Susupe yesterday before noon.

CEC executive director Kayla S. Igitol said Atalig submitted his candidacy documents to CEC commissioner Leilani Manglona on Rota yesterday.

Orsini later said in a phone interview that he wants to finish what he started as a BOE member. Orsini said he will continue his previous campaign slogan: “A Better Education For A Better Economy.”

“I’m still continuing that [slogan] as far as moving forward,” he said. His four-year term as BOE member expires in January 2023.

Orsini was elected BOE chairman in January 2021. In January 2022, Gregory P. Borja was elected as the new BOE board chairman.

Orsini previously served as a member of the Board of Regents at the University of Guam for four years. He was also a member of the Board of Regents at the Northern Marianas College for four years.

Igitol said there is one available seat for the BOE board in the Nov. 8 general election.

There are three available seats for Rota Municipal Council.

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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