CNMI Governor Ralph Deleon Guerrero Torres wins bid for re-election


(Guam) The CNMI Governor won his bid for re-election. The election was postponed by a week due to Supertyphoon Yutu. The election took place on November 13, 2018.

Here is his victory speech:

Governor Ralph Deleon Guerrero Election Victory Speech

November 14, 2018

Today, progress moves forward for the Marianas.

It moves forward because of you. It moves forward because you believe in progress, a brighter future, and a stronger Marianas.

On behalf of Lt. Governor-elect Arnold Indalecio Palacios and his family, thank you, Un Dangkulu na Si Yu’us Ma’ase yan Ghilisou for all of our supporters who stuck with us through thick and thin and through all the criticism. To our people of the Marianas who are off island, thank you also for all of the support.

I want to thank everyone that came and exercised their right to vote this election. Whether you voted for the very first time, whether you helped on any campaign, whether you were a Republican, or an Independent, or a Democrat, you made your voice heard by voting for the direction you want for your islands.

The people have spoken, and I want to congratulate all those that made it.

I want to extend my appreciation to the CNMI Republican Party, we are all one family. We take care of each other, and you are all among the best people I know.

To all of our people who have given us their blessing and to those who campaigned against us, remember always that we are one Marianas, and we will make sure that we continue our progress together so that you and your families can live prosperously.

This is your victory.

Marianas, we will continue with our progress.

We will continue to grow and stabilize our economy, so that every resident has a good-paying job to help their families.

We will continue to invest into our education and workforce development, so that we can alleviate poverty through the success of our students.

We will continue to better our healthcare system, so that our hospital can take care of our patients here on island and that our doctors and nurses can continue to do good work.

We will continue to ensure that our villages are safer and free from drugs by developing and training more law enforcement officers to patrol our streets and protect our children.

We will continue to lead our recovery efforts so that every person, regardless of income or citizenship, can feel a sense of normalcy again. Our short-term and long-term recovery efforts will remain our top priority. Please continue to stay patient and resilient, Marianas. Assistance continues to come in from partners near and far.

To all of our hard working and dedicated government employees and passionate private sector partners, thank you for all the support since Day One. This is a great day for the people of the CNMI. It has been a long day, a long battle, and a long election season. I want to congratulate all of those who have been voted in by the people. It is a process that we respect, and wee are just blessed.

Arnold and I are blessed to be given this greatest honor to guide our people for the next four years. We are very humbled.

Together, with your help and God’s blessings, we will continue to build on the progress we have made and move the Marianas forward.

On behalf of our family and my wife Diann, Un Dangkulu na Si Yu’us Ma’ase, Ghilisou, and thank you for all the support. We love you, Marianas.

Un Familia, Un Guinaiya, Tipiyeew.

Let’s get to work, Marianas.