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  • By Pacific island Times News Staff

Won Pat elected chair of Guam Democratic Party

Judi Won Pat

Former Speaker Judith. Won Pat has been chosen by local Democrats to lead their party in to the 2020 election year.

Won Pat, who served nine terms in the Guam Legislature including five terms as speaker, has been elected to serve her first term as chairwoman of the Democratic Party of Guam.

Won Pat said she is humbled and honored by the support she garnered in a party election this past Saturday and looks forward to building upon 2018 when Guam elected our first Democrat Governor in 16 years (and first female governor ever) and 10 Democrats to the Guam Legislature.

“Under Democratic leadership, in just the first 9 months of this year we've passed a Minimum Wage increase and placed over 1,000 workers in apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs. We have increased revenue collections and prioritized tax refunds, public safety, healthcare, and the environment,” Won Pat said

“Now as we roll into 2020 we have important local legislative and mayoral elections, and of course perhaps the most important Presidential election year in generations that Guam Democrats will be able to participate in via the primary process and right through the nominating convention in Milwaukee next July,” she added.

Re-elected party Vice-Chairman Saturday was Jon Junior Calvo; Secretary Jennifer Louise Dulla; Treasurer Arlene P. Bordallo; National Committeeman Former

Senator Rory J. Respicio and Senator Régine Biscoe Lee as National Committeewoman. Democrats also elected 21 District Representatives to the party’s Central Executive Committee:

Agana Heights: Scott Cruz & Josefa “Pep” Pangelinan

Agat: Gerard Toves & Elaine Tajalle

Asan: Leslie San Nicolas & Celeste Hernandez

Maina: Joseph S. Angoco & Eliza “Lisa” Dames

Barrigada: Joseph P. Mafnas & Rikki Orsini

Chalan Pago: Wayne Santos & Ariana Villaverde

Ordot: J’Kin Santos & Candise Aragon

Dededo: Marcus G. Finona & Evangeline Cepeda

Hagåtña: Tony Benavente & Michaelene Arroyo

Inarajan: Dominic Sablan & Josephine S.N. Paulino

Mangilao: Dominic Muna & Ina V. Carillo

Merizo: Carlos Garrido & Rosie Tainatongo

Mongmong-Toto-Maite: John T. Burch & Deborah “Debbie” C. Belanger

Piti: Ian Taitano & Christina T. Cruz

Santa Rita: Ernie Candoleta & Lillian P. Kosaka

Sinajana: Joshua J. Aguon & Dina Rose Hernandez

Talofofo: Thomas C. Diego & Magdalena Atoigue

Tamuning-Tumon: Julian C. Janssen & Angela Camacho

Umatac: Carl C. Sanchez & Lorraine Q. Aguon

Yigo: Venido “Coy” Torres & Frances S. Lizama

Yona: Ignacio “Ike” Peredo & Nicole B. Nelson

Also in the election included newly elected Officers of the Young Democrats of Guam:

Chair: Lawrence Jay Alcairo

Vice-Chair: Laurie Tumaneng

Secretary: Vicente “Ben” Taijeron

Treasurer: Al Edrich Labang

National Committeeman: Javan Santos

National Committeewoman: Stephanie Lorenzo

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