San Nicolas-Matanane team officially files candidacy for gubernatorial race
By Pacific Island Times News Staff
Gubernatorial aspirant Michael San Nicolas and his running mate Sabrina Salas Matanane officially filed their candidacy at the Guam Election Commission today.
"With over 300 million remaining in available stimulus and assistance from the federal American Rescue Plan funds, Bri and I are really hoping our constant pressure is going to be getting this dormant relief out to our people right away," said San Nicolas, the incumbent Guam delegate to Congress.
"Things are really hard right now for our people, we see it every day and read in the headlines that they need relief now, and it is unfortunate that political timelines are delaying these resources from getting to people now when they need it most - not as the election gets closer," San Nicolas said.
"The CNMI just announced they are releasing the second round of federally funded stimulus right now, in the mail, to every taxpayer and dependent while our people here on Guam continue to wait under the weight of crushing prices everywhere," Salas-Matanane said.
"All of the people of Guam will be watching this state of the island very closely, so will we because the governor needs to do the right thing and announce broad-based relief for all of our people and get it out quickly and without hassle," Salas Matanane added.
The San Nicolas-Matanane ticket will challenge Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero and Lt. Gov. Josh Tenorio in the Democratic primary.
Leon Guerrero and Tenorio were originally scheduled to file their candidacy on Thursday. They have postponed the filing because Tenorio recently tested positive for Covid-19.