Leon Guerrero wins reelection
Updated: Nov 9, 2022
By Pacific Island Times News Staff
Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero and Lt. Gov. Josh Tenorio will serve four more years after winning the gubernatorial election in a close race against their Republican opponent, former governor Felix Camacho and Tony Ada.
Unofficial results of Tuesday’s elections showed the Democratic team receiving 55.45 percent of the total votes cast against the Camacho-Ada team’s 44.10 percent.
"Joshua Tenorio and I, and our families, are so very humbled and thankful that you have given us your vote of confidence to lead our people forward into prosperity for another four years," the governor said in a statement posted on Facebook. "We hear you. And we thank all of you for helping to give us four more years to work for you—to move Guam forward for you and your children—into a better future for everyone who calls our beautiful island home."
There was a 55.6 percent voter turnout.
The Camacho-Ada team issued a statement, congratulating Leon Guerrero and Tenorio.
“While the outcome of the election is not what we expected or hoped, the work is not done. The movement that began with this campaign must continue. We encourage the people of Guam to continue to take a stand against corruption, greed and intimidation. Change begins with us and we can make the change together,” the Camacho-Ada team said.
“We want to thank our family, friends, volunteers, and fellow candidates. You and the people of Guam have been a driving force throughout this campaign. We also want to thank Gov. Eddie Baza Calvo, Governor Joseph Ada, Frank and Jen Aguon, Congressman Mike San Nicolas, Sabrina Salas Matanane and the Republican, Democrat, and Independent voters who united with us for a new season,” the Camacho-Ada team said in a statement.
Sen. James Moylan defeated former Speaker Judi Won Pat in the race for Guam delegate, becoming the first Republican to win the congressional seat.
Former attorney general Douglas Moylan is set to return to his old office after his successful bid against the incumbent Attorney General Leevin Camacho.
The 37th Guam Legislature is shaping with a split majority. Based on the unofficial election results, eight Democrats and seven Republicans are headed to the session hall.
Speaker Therese Terlaje topped the race for the legislature, followed by former journalist Chris Barnett and Sen. Amanda Shelton in the third spot.
Also reelected were Vice Speaker Tina Muna Barnes, Sens. Joe San Agustin, Frank Blas, Joanne Brown, Chris Duenas, Telo Taitague and Sabina Perez. New to the scene were Thomas Fisher and Roy Quinata, William Parkinson, Dwayne San Nicolas and former Sen. Jesse Lujan landing on the 15th spot.