Ralph Torres

Northern Mariana Islands

Gov. Torres was elected on November 13, 2018 as the 10th Governor of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.  At age 39, Governor Torres is the youngest governor in the nation.

Early Years: Born 1979, in in Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands

Education: Boise (Idaho) High School; Boise State University

Career: After graduation, worked with his brother at Torres Brothers, Attorneys at Law; Northern Mariana Islands House of Representatives; Northern Mariana Islands Senate; Lieutenant Governor.

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About the Northern Mariana Islands

Nickname: America's Best Kept Secret

Capital: Saipan

Population: 53,467

Size: The state covers 179 square miles

Economic drivers: Tourism, garment manufacturing

Did you know? Team sports popular in the U.S. were introduced to the islands by American soldiers during World War II. Baseball is the islands' most popular sport.

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