"I'm running for [Guam] Attorney General because no other candidate will commit to investigating and prosecuting the corruption of the present administration... illegal Adelup raises and bonuses, illegal land trust transactions, millions in fraudulent income tax waivers, wasteful GEDA travel expenses and coverups of drug and sex scandals," Gumataotao said. I will prosecute officials before the 18 month statute of limitations expires." He asked voters to join him "in cleaning our GovGuam house."
The long time private sector attorney ran as a candidate for lieutenant governor with former governor Carl T.C. Gutierrez in 2014 and is a former Assistant Attorney General. He previously campaigned for the AGO position.
A Democrat, longtime businessman and attorney, Gumataotao most recently served as legal counsel to the Guam Department of Education.
Incumbent Elizabeth Barrett-Anderson is retiring as Attorney General at the end of her current term. Attorney Leevin Camacho has also announced he's seeking the office. Republican Sen. James Espaldon has picked up a candidate package as has former magistrate Judge Alberto Tolentino.