Gov. Ralph DLG Torres has been named as Trump campaign honorary state chair for the Northern Mariana Islands by the Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. and the Republican National Committee over the weekend.
“I am honored by this announcement and the trust our President has in placing me in this esteemed position at this critical moment in our nation’s history,” Torres said in a statement. “President Trump has been an incredible friend to the CNMI and working closely with his administration throughout the course of his first term has resulted in great progress for our people.”
The governor also thanked Trump for being an advocate for the CNMI and “for being an exemplary example of continuing to lead despite political tactics aiming to impede progress,” and added that he looks forward to working with the President in the years to come.
Aside from Torres, seven others from the U.S. island territories were called in by the Trump-Pence campaign and the RNC to advance the agenda of Trump and the Republicans in the upcoming elections.
These include Resident Commissioner Jennifer Gonzalez for Puerto Rico, Delegate Aumua Amata for American Samoa, former governors Eddie Calvo and Felix Perez Camacho for Guam, and Lt. Cmdr. Vince Danet and Steve Hardy for the U.S. Virgin Islands. Brian Barrett was named Trump Victory regional political director.
“President Trump has fought on behalf of all Americans since Day 1 and the results of his common sense, pro-growth, pro-family policies can be seen across the nation and our territories,” said Brad Parscale, Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. campaign manager, and RNC chairwoman Tonna McDaniel in a joint statement.
“Support of President Trump is growing daily, and this is a direct result of him delivering on his promises,” the statement further read. “Whether it’s delivering on a robust and expanding economy, lowering healthcare costs or rebuilding our military, he has delivered. We look forward to delivering yet another win in 2020!”