Guam Delegate Michael San Nicolas obtained 59.6 percent of the votes cast, defeating his challenger, former congressman Robert Underwood, in Tuesday's runoff election that had only a 31 percent voter turnout.
Official results from the Guam Election Commission show San Nicolas garnerning 10,326 of the 17,355 votes cast. Underwood received 6,996 votes. Guam has 55,884 registered voters.
"The Democratic Party of Guam would like to thank the 17,000+ voters who exercised their sacred right to vote in the runoff rlection. We congratulate Congressman Michael F.Q. San Nicolas on his victory, and thank former congressman Dr. Robert A. Underwood or stepping up to serve our Island," the Democratic Party of Guam said in a statement. "As the election season officially comes to an end, the party would like to emphasize to all incoming candidates-elects, both Democrats and Republicans, that we need to put our differences aside and work together for the sake of our island."
The Democratic Party said the recent victory of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris paved a promising path for Guam.
"But it also takes all of us striving for a common goal: which should be combatting Covid-19, and returning our Island to our more prosperous days. Our people have demonstrated that we are resilient - but as our island’s history has taught us, we can only overcome this, if we do it together," the party said.
The Republican Party of Guam a