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         The State of Chuuk is one of the four states that make up the Federated States of of Micronesia, along with the states of Kosrae, Pohnpei, and Yap.  Chuuk is the state with the largest population with about 53,000 people, with more than 40,000 of those living on the larger islands in the main lagoon.
         Chuuk is located about 1,000 kilometers southeast of Guam.  Chuuk consists of 11 high mangrove-fringed islands in the Chuuk lagoon, and a series of 14 outlying atolls and low islands surrounding the lagoon.  The main islands, Weno, Tonoas, Uman, and Fefan are located in the main lagoon.
         Chuuk lagoon is one of the world's best and most well known wreck diving sites, as there were dozens of Japanese warships and aircraft sunk in the lagoon during World War II.
         Chuuk State has its own constitutional government with three co-equal branches of government consisting of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches.
        The Governor and Lieutenant Governor are the leaders of the Executive Branch and have the primary duty of executing the laws and administering state government services.  See, Art. VI of the Chuuk Constitution.
         The legislative or law making power of the state is vested in the Legislature, which consists of two houses, the Senate and the House of Representatives.  This power extends to all rightful subjects of legislation not inconsistent with the Chuuk Constitution or the Constitution of the Federated States of Micronesia.
         The Senate consists of 10 members, with the President of the Senate as its highest officer.  The House of Representatives consists of 28 members, with the Speaker as it's highest officer. See, Art. V of the Chuuk Constitution.
        The Chuuk State Supreme Court has constitutional jurisdiction to review the actions of any state administrative agency, and decide all relevant questions of law, interpret constitutional and statutory provisions and determine the meaning or applicability of the terms of an agency action.  See, Art. VII of the Chuuk Constitution.
         The top state leaders and some key staff are as follows:
    Governor:   Hon. Johnson Elimo
    Lt. Governor:   Hon. Mark Mailo
    Chief of Staff:  Ignasio Stephen
    Spec. Asst., Legislative Affairs:  Harris Rain
    Spec. Asst., Soc. Affairs:  Mondale Tim
    Attorney General:   Hon. Sabino Asor, Esq.
    Director (Dir.) Admin. Services:  Hon. Jesse Mori
    Dir., Agriculture:  Hon. Kandito Kanas
    Dir., Education:Hon. Graceful Enlet
    Deputy Dir., Education: Alvios William
    Dir., Health Services:   Hon. Julio Marar
    Dir., Transportation/Public Works:  Hon. Tosh Nakayama
    Deputy Dir., Transportation/Public Works:  Season Jacky
    Dir., Marine Resources:   Hon. Curtis Graham 
    Dir., Public Safety:  Hon. Kerson Rizal
    Disaster Office:  Wilfred Robert
    Election Commission:  Antasio Bisek
    Land Commission:  Sowas Simina
    Visitors Authority:  Douglas Marar
    Acting President, Senate:  Hon. Isiro Choram
    Acting Vice President, Senate:   Hon. Nelson Stephen
    Floor Leader:  [VACANT]
    Chief Clerk, Senate:  Songkinita Bossy
    Speaker, House of Rep.:   Hon. Innocente I. Oneisom
    Vice Speaker, House of Rep.:  Hon. Karson Billy
    Floor Leader:  Hon. Kenruo Nero
    Chief Clerk, House of Rep.:  Florence P. Stanley
    Legislative Counsel:  Tuiloma Eliesa, Esq.
    Chief Justice:   Hon. Camillo Noket, Esq.
    Associate Justices:
          Hon. Kerio Wallaby
          Hon. Midasy O. Aisek
          Hon. Repeat Samuel
          Hon. Jayson Robert
    Chief Clerk of Courts:  Masiko Sipenuk
    Appellate Clerk of Courts:  Joanne Nakamura
    Director of Administration:  Isauo Kuena
    State Sup. Ct. Attorney:  Lucas Tadegimas
    Other Agencies/Organizations
    Public Defender:  Bethwel O'Sonis, Esq.
    MLSC, Directing Attorney:  Scott Hess
    MLSC, Staff Attorneys:
          Michael Marco
          Pastor Suzuki
          Fanes Meika
          Jane Iwo
    Public Auditor:  [Vacant]
    Senior Land Commissioner:  Sowas Simina

        For more visitor information on Chuuk visit the Chuuk page on the FSM Visitors Board web site.