Dems take Adelup; race for AG requires recount

Gov and first gentleman after voting.

In the race for Adelup, the incumbent team of Gov. Lourdes A. Leon Guerrero and Lt. Gov. Joshua F. Tenorio had a nearly 4,000 vote lead with 18,381 votes over challengers former Gov. Felix P. Camacho and Sen. Vicente A.B. Ada. The Republican team had 14,620 votes, according to Guam Election Commission data.

There were 33,659 ballots cast. That’s just over half, or 55.6%, of Guam’s 60,462 registered voters.

Sen. James C. Moylan took the seat of non-voting Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives with a vote of 17,075 over former Sen. Judith T. Won Pat who had 15,427 votes. This was the only race where Republicans took a definitive win.

The race for the Attorney General has to be recounted as the percentage of votes separating former AG Douglas Moylan and incumbent Leevin Taitano Camacho is smaller than 2%.  Attorney Peter Santos ran as a write-in candidate. There were 2,495 total write-in votes but the breakdown on who voters wrote in hasn’t been released.

“There are provisional votes and absentee votes that still need to be counted and we have until Nov. 23 to complete that count,” said Guam Election Commission Executive Director Maria Pangelinan. “So the outcome for that race can still change.”

The top 15 vote getters for the 37th Guam Legislature were:

    Speaker Therese M. Terlaje: 21,868

    Darrel Christopher Barnett: 21,278

    Sen. Amanda Lee Shelton: 17,707

    Sen. Joe Shimizu San Agustin: 17,374

    Vice Speaker Tina Rose Muna Barnes: 16,689

    Sen. Frank Flores Blas Jr.: 15,413

    Thomas J. Fisher: 14,069

    Roy Anthony Benavente Quinata: 13,749

    William Mark Parkinson: 13,563

    Sen. Christopher M. Duenas: 13,271

    Dwayne Thomas Diaz: 12,777

    Sen. Telo Taitague: 12,370

    Sen. Sabina E. Perez: 12,178

    Sen. Joanne Marie Brown: 12,102

    Former Sen. Jesse Anderson: 11,995

Coming in at 16 and 17, were former senators Kelly G. Marsh-Taitano and Maryann Silva Taijeron with 11,620 and 11,452 votes, respectively.  

There were write-in votes for each of the races: 149 for governor and lieutenant governor; 217 in the delegate race. Pangelinan said the names of write-ins will be available 10 working days after the election. In previous elections, voters have written Mickey Mouse and other fictional characters on their official ballots.


Guam to see part of base contract

GHD Setiadi Kaula AE JV of Honolulu was awarded a $30 million modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract for architect-engineer services for various base infrastructure and other projects. This modification increases the total ordering capacity of the ID/IQ contract to $70 million, according to a Nov. 8 release CHamoru Standard Time. “Work will be performed at various Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and other government facilities” including but not limited to Guam, 7%; Australia 77%; Virginia,13%; and the Philippines,3%. Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Pacific made the award.

GHD has a Guam office and operates in Guam and Saipan.


In other military news, for Veterans Day on Nov. 11 B-1B Lancers from the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, will fly over the ceremony held at Ypao Beach and continue to the Northern Mariana Islands and Palau. 


Bank warns of scams

ANZ urged customers to be wary online as a new scam aiming to trick people into handing over their details was circulating on social media. A message on Facebook Messenger that appears to be ANZ branded, claims to contain a link to a promotion to win $4,000, the bank said in a Nov. 8 release.


For your diary:

Nov. 12 – Nissan Guam will host its third Nissan Generation Car Show from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at its dealership in Upper Tumon. Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun enthusiasts will display cars.

In addition, NGEN will feature a remote-control drifting course, a Gran Turismo Racing Challenge, die-cast car trade show, plus vendor booths from Fewture, Prolific Guam, Car Audio Image and Proline, as well as food trucks Serendipity and Sip ’n Dip. Kids can test out their driving skills on the NISMO Kids racing course, and all attendees can enjoy a live drifting exhibition featuring local drifting champion Von Burrell. mbj