- By Pacific island Times News Staff
San Nicolas the youngest man to hold congressional seat
Sen. Michael San Nicolas, who has been elected Guam’s delegate to the U.S Congress, is the youngest person to serve in that position, a distinction previously held by Robert Underwood who was 44 when he was first sworn in Guam Delegate.
San Nicolas, 37, won the delegate seat with 19,053 votes (54.90 percent), beating former public auditor Doris Flores Brooks, who obtained 15,263 (43.98 percent) at Tuesday’s elections.
"The people have spoken and I am truly humbled by the trust they have placed in me," San Nicolas said. "I look forward to serving the people of Guam in Washington DC and working together with our new Governor-elect and the newly elected Senators of the 35th Guam Legislature."
San Nicolas pulled a surprise when he defeated the typically unbeatable Madeleine Bordallo, who held the seat for 24 years.
He was first elected in the Guam Legislature in 2002.
San Nicolas joins Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard, CNMI Delegate Gregorio Kilili Sablan, and American Samoa Delegate Amata Radewagen as the only Pacific Islanders in Congress.