Mark O. Rabauliman and Richard Seman were sworn in Friday to lead the Department of Commerce and Department of Lands and Natural Resources, respectively.
Gov. Eloy S. Inos swore in the incoming Cabinet officials on Capital Hill in front of supporters.
The swearing-in ceremony followed the two officials’ Senate confirmation on March 5.
Seman was the first to be confirmed as top honcho of DLNR, followed by Rabauliman who will lead Commerce.
Seman and Rabauliman are expected to immediately buckle down to work and address the concerns of their respective departments.
Seman and Rabauliman were both nominated for their respective posts in January.
Seman, who earlier bid adieu to his House of Representatives seat, said he is grateful for Inos and Lt. Gov. Ralph DLG Torres’ trust in him to lead once again an important agency like DLNR. He takes over from now Sen. Arnold I. Palacios (R-Saipan), who was sworn in as senator in the 19th Legislature.
For his part, Rabauliman said he looks forward to continue leading the agency, which is responsible for growing the economy.
Rabauliman has been serving as acting secretary since former Commerce secretary and now Sen. Sixto Igisomar (R-Saipan) took a leave of absence to run in the special elections for senator.