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Ralph Torres Biography, Career, Education, Age, Height, Family, and Net Worth.
Who is Ralph Torres?
Ralph Torres (Ralph Deleon Guerrero Torres) is an American politician currently serving as the 9th governor of the Nothern Mariana Islands. He took over as the governor after the death of Eloy Inos on December 29th, 2015.
After that, he was elected as governor for a full term in 2018. Before taking over as the governor he was working as lieutenant governor for four years after he was elected in 2014. At the age of 41, he is the youngest sitting governor in the United States.
Torres was elected to the House of Representatives of the Northern Mariana Islands in 2008. After that, he was elected to the Northern Mariana Islands Senate in 2010, where he served in numerous roles. In addition, he was the head of the Health and Welfare Committee from 2010 until 2015. He was elected Senate President in February 2013.
Career as a Lieutenant Governor
Torres became the lieutenant governor on January 12th, 2015. This was after he won the half tickets in the 2014 gubernatorial election.
Serving as the Governor
After the death of Governor Eloy Inos. Torres was appointed to the new governor of the Northern Mariana Islands on December 29, 2015.
As per the constitution the Senate president, Victor lieutenant governor. Furthermore, after taking office, Torres signed a bill, Public Law 19-42, that imposes a $1,000 excise tax on gun purchases, the highest tax on pistol sales in the United States.
However, this bill was ultimately found unlawful under the United States Constitution. The bill was then turned down by the United States District Court.
Torres and his family got millions of dollars in payments from the Imperial Pacific casino in Hong Kong, according to Bloomberg Businessweek in February 2018.
In addition, he signed the Taulamwaar Sensible CNMI Cannabis Act into law on September 21, 2018. After signing he said, “Today, our people made history.” We advocated for the legalization of marijuana in the CNMI for recreational, medicinal, and commercial purposes.
After being appointed to complete the Late Eloy Inos term. During 2018, election, he teamed up with Arnold Palacios as his running mate to seek a full term as governor of Nothern Mariana Islands. After a long campaign battle, he defeated former governor Juan Babauta and Rita Sablan’s ticket.
Moreover, after taking office, the FBI executed a search and seizure warrant on November 7, 2019. They were targeting to search Torres’ office, house, and car, as well as his brothers’ law company and numerous other companies across Saipan. The investigations were conducted to get evidence of wire fraud, schemes to defraud, conspiracy, money laundering, and unlawful political donations.
After the controversies, The Northern Mariana Islands House of Representatives petitioned for Torres’ impeachment in November 2019. In addition, at the time they petitioned for the impeachment, the FBI was still investigating his companies. Torres faced more impeachment pressure as evidence grew of his misappropriation of CNMI funds in violation of CNMI procurement laws.
How Old is Ralph Torres?
He was born on August 6th, 1979, and currently, he is aged 41 years old.
Ralph Torres Family
Who are Torre’s Parents?
He was born in Northern Mariana to Vincete Deleon Guerrero and Primitiva Deleon Guerrero.
Does He Have Siblings?
He has a brother, whom they were working with at the Torres Brothers.
Ralph Torres Education
He attended Boise High School, where he graduated in 1996. After that, he received a Bachelors’s in political science from Boise State University in 2001.
Ralph Torres Wife
Currently, he is married to Diann Mendiola Tudela, though much is not known about his wife.
Ralph Torres’ Kids
Together with his wife, they have been blessed with six children, Ralph Anthony, Vaniqa Marie, Deon Titus, Tristan Dane, Divannie
Ralph Torres Height
He stands at a height of 5ft 8inches and weighs 70 kgs
Ralph Torres’ Net worth
His net worth is estimated to be around $180 million.
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