Today, Guam voted to elect its governor and delegate to the United States House of Representatives.
Incumbent Democratic governor Lou Leon Guerrero has been reelected to the Guam executive office with 55.45% of the vote. Her running mate, Josh Tenorio, will assume the position of Lieutenant Governor. Trailing behind with 44.1% of the vote was the Republican Camacho-Ada campaign.
Leon Guerrero’s win comes two months after Democrats Michael San Nicolas and Sabrina Salas Matanane told the citizens of Guam not to vote for the incumbent governor. Despite being on the same side of the aisle, the San Nicolas-Salas Matanane campaign cited foul play in this election on the part of Leon Guerrero and Tenorio. San Nicolas’s comments about the Governor did not tip the scales away from her and Tenorio, but the lasting effect of his accusations is still to be seen.
The next non-voting Delegate will be the Republican James Moylan, who won with 52.19%. The Democratic candidate, Judith Won Pat, came in second with 47.15%. Moylan’s platform highlights issues such as increased military buildup in the territory and increased resources toward their customs and immigration services. He has stated that he plans on joining the Committee on the Armed Forces in his term as delegate. Moylan is only the second Republican, and the first since 1993, to represent the territory in Congress.
Douglas Moylan beat out incumbent Leevin Taitano Camacho for Attorney General with a lead of 0.2%. The other positions on the ballot included positions in the Guam Legislature, where Democrats retained and expanded their majority with nine seats to six seats for Republicans, the Guam Education Board, and the Consolidated Commission on Utilities.
Finalized results are yet to come. You can find details of these unofficial results in our 2022 Elections Dashboard.