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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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Nickname: America's Best Kept Secret
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.