Meet Micronesian Politician John Ehsa: Know His Wife, Children, Career

John Ehsa is a Micronesian politician. He was the Governor of Pohnpei, one of the four states that constitute the Federated States of Micronesia. Esha officially held the position on January 14, 2008.

Apart from serving the Federated States of Micronesia in several respected positions, Ehsa also leads a successful marital life. He is married and also has children with his wife.

Here is the comprehensive account of John Ehsa’s career as a politician, children, wife, and a lot more.

John Ehsa Bio: Age, Education

John was born on August 20, 1958, in Madolenihmw, Pohnpei, and spent a large part of his childhood in his home town. As of August 2020, John is 62 years of age.

Talking about his education, he finished his graduation in 1975 from Xavier High School, a Jesuit secondary school situated in Chuuk.

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Ehsa Has Ten Children with Wife Julinida Weital

As mentioned above, John is a married man. He has tied the knot with his wife, Julinida Weital, an Auditor at the Office of the National Public Auditor.

The couple has been together for around 30 years, and their marital relationship seems as beautiful as ever.

John Ehsa has two children with wife Julinida Weital
John Ehsa has two children with wife Julinida Weital  Source: Facebook

The married couple Ehsa and his wife Julinida have ten children, five daughters, and five sons. Needless to say, the family shares a great bonding.

The mother of 10, Julinida often posts photos of her family on her Facebook.

Who Is John Ehsa’s Wife Julinida?

A student of management Julinida is an auditor at the Office of the National Public Auditor in Micronesia. She joined the Office of the National Public Auditor in 2001 and worked therre for over nine years.

John Ehsa with wife and Kids
John Ehsa with wife and Kids

Before this, she served at the Division of National Treasury, FSM Department of Finance and Administration. Her positions with her tenure at the Division of the National Treasury are as follows.

  • Computer Operator III (1999 – 2001)
  • Operator I (computer) (1998 – 1999)
  • Computer Programmer Intern (1996 – 1998)


Talking about Weital’s qualification, she studied Liberal Arts at the College of Micronesia, FSM, in 1994. Likewise, she also finished a Third Year Certificate Program in Accounting from the same college in 2007.

Similarly, she also has Bachelors’ degree in Business Administration in Accounting from the University Of Guam, which she finished in 2009. Julinida’s husband and the honorable Pohnpei Governor John Ehsa also attended her graduation ceromany.

John Ehsa Professional Life

The former Governor of Pohnpei held several respected positions before becoming the governor. From June 1996 to August 2003, he served as the Secretary of the Department of Finance and Administration.

Shortly after this, from 2003 to 2004, he was the executive director of the Federated States of Micronesia Joint Committee on Compact Economic Negotiations.

Similarly, from August 2004 until August 2006, he was the Director of Administration for the Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia.

Pohnpei State Filed Criminal Information Against John Ehsa

Back in 2017, the government of Pohnpei filed eight counts of criminal information against Esha.

The Pohnpei government accused John of misusing money in the name of official travel. Reportedly on October 8, 2014, John approved $13000 to travel.

However, the Attorney General’s office by the Compliance Investigation Unit (CIU) of the Pohnpei Office of the Public Auditor said that the submitted travel authorization was invalid. Thus, the officials declared that a total of $13000 issued for traveling was inappropriate.

Former Governor of Pohnpei John Ehsa
Former Governor of Pohnpei John Ehsa

Also, John had not filed any expense vouchers or the official statement of the used funds.

Well, the Pohnpei State Department of Treasury and Administration, in a statement to the Office of the Attorney General, stated the $13000 as outstanding and unreceipted on official records.

The government filed eight counts of crime, which included Cheating; Embezzlement; Grand Larceny; forgery; removal or alteration of records or proceeds, concealment.

Fraud Connecting to Korean Trip

Apart from the $13000 fraud, Ehsa had also advanced $8000 for a trip to Korea. However, CIU reports claim Ehsa only submitted a receipt of about $4,065 from this trip.

In March 2015, the government of the Federal State of Micronesia charged him with Criminal Deprivation of Civil rights, Criminal Contempt, and Obstruction of Justice.

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