Sablan WIll Stand For NMI Delegate Position
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Gregorio Sablan, executive director at the Commonwealth Election Commission, has announced he will run as an independent candidate for delegate this November.
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Details of his platform will be released later, he added.
Both of his declared opponents are seeking the endorsement of the local Republican Party.
Sablan, who has headed the election commission for almost 10 years, took leave from his post last Friday. He will resign once he has used up his leave credits.
He served two terms as a member of the Northern Marianas House of Representatives in the 1980s.
Retired Judge Juan T. Lizama, who stepped down from the bench last Saturday, is also believed to be interested in joining the congressional race.
The official period for submitting candidacy papers will run from July 7 to August 6, 2008.
The Northern Marianas congressional delegate seat was included in a measure that requires the
Under the new law,