|8th Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands|
February 20, 2013 –December 29, 2015
|Lieutenant|| Jude Hofschneider |
|Preceded by||Benigno Fitial|
|Succeeded by||Ralph Torres|
|8th Lieutenant Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands|
May 1, 2009 –February 20, 2013
|Preceded by||Timothy Villagomez|
|Succeeded by||Jude Hofschneider|
|Born||Eulogio Songao Inos|
September 26, 1949
Saipan, Mariana Islands, Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands
|Died||December 28, 2015 66) (aged |
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
|Political party|| Covenant (2001–2013)|
|Education||University of Guam (BBA)|
Eulogio "Eloy" Songao Inos (September 26, 1949 – December 28, 2015) was an American politician in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Inos, a member of the Republican Party, served as the eighth Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands from 2013 to 2015; he previously served as eighth Lieutenant Governor from 2009 to 2013.
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The Northern Mariana Islands, officially the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, is an insular area and commonwealth of the United States consisting of 14 islands in the northwestern Pacific Ocean. The CNMI includes the 14 northernmost islands in the Mariana Archipelago except the southernmost island of the chain, Guam, which is a separate U.S. territory. The CNMI and Guam are the westernmost point and territory of the United States.
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He was nominated as Lieutenant Governor by Governor Benigno Fitial to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Lieutenant Governor Timothy Villagomez. Villagomez was convicted on federal fraud charges. Inos was confirmed by the Senate and was sworn into the Lieutenant Governor office on May 1, 2009.He was elected to a full term as Lieutenant Governor in November 2009.
Benigno Repeki Fitial is the former seventh governor of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). The second longest-serving governor in CNMI history, Fitial was elected on November 6, 2005, assumed office on January 9, 2006, and was re-elected to a second (five-year) term in 2009. He was impeached by the CNMI House of Representatives on February 11, 2013 and was scheduled to face trial before the CNMI Senate to determine if he should be removed from office. He resigned on February 20, 2013 after 7 years, 1 month, and 11 days in office.
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Timothy Pangelinan Villagomez was the seventh Lieutenant Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands, who served under Governor Benigno R. Fitial, until his resignation on April 26, 2009. Villagomez took office as Lieutenant Governor on January 9, 2006, after being elected as a ticket during the 2005 gubernatorial election. Villagomez, like Fitial, is a former member of the Republican Party, but is currently a member of the Covenant Party.
Inos became governor on February 20, 2013, following the resignation of Benigno Fitial, after he was impeached by the House for fraud-related activities. Inos was elected to a full-term as governor in the 2014 gubernatorial election.
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Inos died in office on December 28, 2015, local time, in Seattle, Washington, at the age of 66.
Eloy Inos attended Mount Carmel School on Saipan, graduating there from high school in May 1967. Inos obtained a bachelor's degree in accounting (cum laude) from the University of Guamin May 1981. He also studied business administration while at the University of Guam.
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Inos has five children.He was the brother-in-law of the late Education Commissioner Rita Inos.
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Inos worked as a tax manager for the now defunct Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands' revenue division.Inos was also a former Vice President of the Tan Holdings Corporation, one of the largest garment manufacturers in the Northern Mariana Islands.
He was elected to the First Saipan and Northern Islands Municipal Council, including a stint as council chairman, from 1990 until 1992.
Inos was appointed the Secretary of Finance in the Fitial administration. As Secretary Inos oversaw the financial affairs of the Northern Mariana Islands' government, including taxation, accounting, treasury, electronic data processing, procurement and customs. Inos became Secretary on January 9, 2006, and held the post until May 1, 2009.
Lieutenant Governor Timothy Villagomez, who had held office since 2006, issued his resignation on April 24, 2009 following his conviction on federal fraud charges.Villagomez became the highest ranking CNMI official ever convicted at the time.
According to Article III, Section 3 of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, when a vacancy is created for Lieutenant Governor, the Governor must appoint a replacement with the confirmation of the Northern Mariana Islands Senate.On April 27, 2009, Governor Fitial nominated Inos, the then Secretary of Finance in his administration, as the new Lieutenant Governor to serve for the rest of Villagomez's original term in office. Fitial and Inos had first met years earlier while both were working for the government of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands.
Inos was unanimously confirmed by all nine members of the Senate in a vote on May 1, 2009.More than a dozen community and political leaders had offered testimony in support of Inos' confirmation during the hearing, with no opposition by any of the 20 House members. Inos had noted the difficulties of replacing his predecessor during the confirmation hearing, "It’s a very difficult situation. would have liked to go ahead and fill the position through the normal election process but again the situation presents itself. We have to fill the vacancy. It’s a constitutional mandate. I am very happy that I have an overwhelming support from the people." Governor Fitial swore Inos into office shortly after the conclusion of the Senate's confirmation vote. In taking office through appointment, Inos became the first un-elected Lieutenant Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands in history.
On July 23, 2009, Governor Fitial and Lt. Governor Inos filed to run for re-election with the Election Commission.Fitial won re-election, and Inos was elected to a full term, in a gubernatorial runoff election held on November 23, 2009, defeating Republican Heinz Hofschneider. He was originally scheduled to serve as Lt. Governor for a five-year term, instead of the unusual four years due to changes in the election calendar.
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Inos became governor on February 20, 2013, following the resignation of Benigno Fitial. Fitial was impeached by the House, for multiple counts, related to the commission of felonies, corruption and to neglect of duty, but resigned before his trial before the Senate.Inos won election to a full four-year term in the 2014 gubernatorial election.
Governor Eloy Inos, died in office at the age of 66 while recovering from open heart surgery in Seattle, Washington, on Monday afternoon, December 28, 2015, Pacific Standard Time (corresponding to 9:45 a.m. Tuesday morning, December 29, Chamorro Standard Time in the Northern Mariana Islands). Inos, who also suffered from diabetes, had been hospitalised in Seattle since November 2015 for treatment.
Inos' Lieutenant Governor, Ralph Torres, was sworn in as Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands on December 29, 2015.
President Barack Obama called Inos a "tireless advocate".Funeral services for Inos were held on January 12, 2016, which the Governor of neighboring Guam, Eddie Calvo, proclaimed as a day of mourning.
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| Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands |
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