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Jude Hofschneider
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President of the Northern Mariana Islands Senate
Assumed office
January 11, 2021
Preceded byVictor Hocog
In office
January 14, 2013 – February 20, 2013
Preceded byPaul Mangloña
Succeeded byRalph Torres
9th Lieutenant Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands
In office
February 20, 2013 – January 12, 2015
GovernorEloy Inos
Preceded byEloy Inos
Succeeded byRalph Torres
Personal details
Born (1966-09-12) September 12, 1966 (age 54)
Mariana Islands, Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands
Political partyRepublican
EducationNorthern Marianas College
University of Wisconsin, Madison
University of Phoenix

Jude Untalan Hofschneider (born September 12, 1966) is an American Republican politician from the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. He served as the ninth Lieutenant Governor. He was automatically elevated to this position on February 20, 2013, when the former lieutenant governor, Eloy S. Inos, assumed the governorship.

Background and personal life[edit]

Hofschneider graduated from Reynolds High School at Troutdale, Oregon in 1988. His initial civil service job was as a soil and water conservation coordinator. He went on to receive an associate degree from Northern Marianas College in 1996. Hofschneider then served as an environmental specialist in the Tinian Department of Public Works, and later the deputy director of that agency. Enrolled with University of Phoenix on-line curriculum.

Political career[edit]

Municipal office[edit]

In 2004, Hofschneider was elected to the Tinian & Aguiguan Municipal Council. He served for two years on the Association of Mariana Islands Mayors and Municipal Councilors (AMIM).[1]

Commonwealth Legislature[edit]

In 2006, Hofschneider won election to the Northern Mariana Islands Commonwealth Legislature as a senator. In his seven years serving with that body, he acted in a variety of roles. From 2010 to 2013 he was the vice president of the Senate. In January 2013, he won election to the presidency of the Senate.

Lieutenant Governorship[edit]

Hofschneider took up the lieutenant governorship in February 2013. He served as acting governor while the governor was out of the commonwealth.[2] His term ended in 2015.


  1. ^ "Jude Hofschneider biography". Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Governor's Office. Retrieved August 17, 2013.
  2. ^ Eugenio, Haidee (May 9, 2013). "Acting governor Hofschneider appoints Ray Quichocho as judge". Saipan Tribune. Retrieved August 17, 2013.[permanent dead link]

See also[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Paul Mangloña
President of the Northern Mariana Islands Senate
Succeeded by
Ralph Torres
Preceded by
Eloy Inos
Lieutenant Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands
Preceded by
Victor Hocog
President of the Northern Mariana Islands Senate