ABOUT THE STATE OF CHUUK
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 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.
top state leaders and some key staff are as follows:
Hon. Johnson Elimo
Governor: Hon. Ritis Heldart
Staff: Wilfred Robert
Spec. Asst., Legislative
Affairs: Masachiro Christlib
Spec. Asst., Soc.
Affairs: Kichy Joseph
Sabino Asor, Esq.
Admin. Services: Hon. Jesse Mori
Agriculture: Hon. Kandito Kanas
Education: [Acting] Hon. Noah Ruben
Dir., Health Services:
Hon. Julio Marar
Transportation/Public Works: Hon. Johnny Killion
Transportation/Public Works: Binasto Ruben
Dir., Marine Resources: Hon.
Dir., Public Safety: Hon. Kerson Rizal
Disaster Office: Frank Cholymay
Election Commission: Yasen Harry
Land Commission: K. M. Mailo
Visitors Authority: Mason Fritz
Senate: Hon. Mark Mailo
Vice President, Senate: Hon. Isiro Choram
Leader: Hon. Alanso Cholymay
Chief Clerk, Senate: Songkinita Bossy
Speaker, House of
Rep.: Hon. Innocente I. Oneisom
Vice Speaker, House of
Rep.: Hon. Karson Billy
Leader: Hon. Marius Akapito
Chief Clerk, House of
Rep.: Florence P. Stanley
Brian Dickson, Esq.
Justice: Hon. Camillo Noket, Esq.
Hon. Keske S.
Hon. Midasy O. Aisek
Hon. Repeat Samuel
Hon. Jayson Robert
Chief Clerk of Courts: Kency
Appellate Clerk of Courts: Kereta
Administration: Isauo Kuena
State Sup. Ct. Attorney: Michael R.
Public Defender: Bethwel O'Sonis,
Attorney: Deren Konman, Esq.
Public Auditor: [Vacant]
Senior Land Commissioner: K. M. Mailo
For more visitor information on Chuuk visit the Chuuk page on the FSM Visitors Board web site.