Leon Guerrero taps former Gutierrez-Bordallo team
Former Gov. Gutierrez, Lt. Gov Bordallo will be top advisors to new administration
Governor Lou Leon Guerrero will appoint familiar figures to advisory positions in the Lou Leon Guerrero-Joshua Tenorio Administration.
“Former Governor Gutierrez and former Congresswoman Bordallo are points of light in our island’s history of public service and I am humbled by their willingness to serve in our administration. Their combined years of public service, love of island, and fierce loyalty in fighting for the working class is immeasurable and I look forward to working with them,” said Leon Guerrero. ”
“Having served in the Gutierrez-Bordallo administration, I am honored to once again have the opportunity to work with former Governor Gutierrez and former Congresswoman Bordallo. Both have been great role models in my life and I look forward to demonstrating the same commitment to public service as we usher the return of Democratic leadership to our island,” said Lieutenant Governor Tenorio.
Former Gov. Carl T.C. Gutierrez will serve as Senior Advisor on Economic Development, National Affairs, and International Affairs. Gutierrez, the 6th governor of Guam, serving two four-year terms. He was first elected as senator in 1972 and served a total of nine terms. He served as Speaker of the 17th and 18th Guam Legislatures, and he was the Ways and Means Chairman for three terms. He was the Democratic State Party Chairman for two years. His numerous connections with Washington include, while serving as governor in 1995, bringing former first lady Hillary Clinton to Guam and in 1998, President Bill Clinton.
Former Guam Delegate Madeleine Z. Bordallo will serve the administration as its Washington, D.C. Liaison.
Bordallo served as Guam’s Delegate to the United States House of Representatives from 2003 to 2019 and was the first woman elected to serve in that position.She was the first female candidate for governor of Guam and the first female Democrat elected to the Legislature of Guam. As the wife of former Gov. Ricardo Bordallo, she was also the first lady of Guam from 1975 to 1979 and from 1983 to 1987. She served five terms as a senator from 1981 to 1982 and again from 1986 to 1994. In 1994, she ran with Carl Gutierrez as his lieutenant governor candidate and won, serving from 1995 to 2002, as the first woman in Guam's history to hold this position.