Senate confirms first set of cabinet members

The Commonwealth Senate Wednesday confirmed the first five of Gov. Arnold Palacios’s nominees. The unanimous votes to confirm the cabinet appointees came after rigorous vetting and questioning by the Senate’s Executive Appointments and Government Investigations committee, led by Sen. Celina Roberto Babauta.

Confirmed were:

Leila Staffler, Secretary of Labor

Ross Manglona, Resident Executive for the Indigenous Affairs Office

Mary Margaret Sablan, Secretary of Cultural and Community Affairs

Sylvan Igisomar, Secretary of Lands and Natural Resources

Anthony Torres, Commissioner of Corrections

Late Wednesday, Mr. Palacios was able to administer the oaths of office to Ms. Sablan, Mr. Manglona, and Mr. Torres.

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