Retired Coast Guard officer announces bid for legislature
Updated: May 1
By Pacific Island Times News Staff
Harvey Egna, a resident of Yona who recently retired from a 35-plus year career in corporate finance and 20 years of service in the U.S. Coast Guard reserve, filed his nomination papers and formally announced his candidacy to run for senator in the 37th Legislature as a Republican.
“I am proud to announce my candidacy for senator in hopes to be your new voice in the legislature. I will work hard for the people of Guam with the same energy as I have in my 35-year finance career.," Egna said.
"We must continue to find practical solutions for our island and our hard-working families. I look forward to this year’s election process and meeting with our island residents.”
Egna has held executive-level positions with Wells Fargo, Bank of Hawai’i, Baltimore Bancorp and GE Bank (Philippines.) Prior to retirement, he was self-employed as a risk management consultant.
His platform focuses on Guam’s economic recovery through tax reduction, developing an unemployment insurance program, employee retention in key areas of government, and diversifying GovGuam’s financial risk while building audit capability and process improvement. He is personally driven by the three keywords which have guided his career: Integrity Transparency Accountability.
Harvey Egna is married to Carina, an elementary school teacher. He has three teenage daughters attending public school and a son in private school.