Guam Elects First Woman Governor

KUAM News reported today that Guam, a U.S. territory, has elected its first ever female governor, Lourdes “Lou” Leon Guerrero (D).


Leon Guerrero was joined on the Democrat ticket by Josh Tenorio for Lieutenant Governor.

KUAM reported:

The total tally puts the Leon Guerrero-Tenorio team at 18,081 votes, a 50.70%, which meets the 50% plus 1 vote threshold needed to secure a win.

The Republican team of Ray Tenorio and Tony Ada fell short behind the democratic team, receiving 9,419 votes.

Leon Guerrero worked in the medical field before entering politics; she previously served as a senator in the Guam legislature, President of the Bank of Guam, and President of Guam’s Women’s Chamber of Commerce.

Guam became a U.S. territory in 1898.

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