05 Feb 2018
- By Cherrie Anne E. Villahermosa – [email protected] – Variety News Staff
SENATE Vice President Steve Mesngon said he is disappointed with the Rota Republican Party for not acting on his intent to run as the party’s mayoral candidate, adding that he may run as an independent in this year’s elections.
In an interview on Friday, he said he submitted a letter of intent to run as mayor on the Republican slate over two months ago.
“But there has been no response, no decision yet. That’s why I am kind of disappointed right now. My other option is to run as an independent,” Mesngon said.
“I will not keep waiting for them [the GOP] — my family and my constituents have waited long enough. They have been waiting for my announcement so I’m now leaning toward running as an independent.
“This whole situation is too much already. Although I am a strong supporter of the Republican Party, and I am always advocating for the party, I just can’t wait anymore. I did not come out publicly with my plan because I waited for the GOP’s decision, but now I am officially announcing my intention to run as mayor of Rota in the general elections.”
Variety learned that the Rota GOP will endorse incumbent Republican Mayor Efraim Atalig.
Source: Marianas Variety : http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/102015-mesngon-disappointed-with-rota-gop-may-run-as-independent