Tag: US territory

  • Antonio Soto resigns from Puerto Rico House of Representatives

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    Antonio Soto (New Progressive Party) resigned his seat in the Puerto Rico House of Representatives on Feb. 28. Soto cited a need to take over his family’s businesses due to his parents’ advanced age as the reason for his resignation.  “There are circumstances in life that make us make decisions and the family always comes…

  • Franklin Babauta appointed to Northern Mariana Islands House of Representatives

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    On Nov. 11, Northern Mariana Islands Governor Ralph Torres appointed Franklin Babauta to the District 1 seat in the NMI House of Representatives. The seat had been vacant since October when former NMI House Minority Leader Edwin Propst resigned due to sexual misconduct allegations.  The Northern Mariana Islands constitution requires that legislative vacancies that occur…