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by Janjeera Hail

Guam - Incumbent senators like Speaker Judi Won Pat are ready to roll-up their sleeves and get back to work for the people of Guam in the 31st Guam Legislature.  she told KUAM News, "What I would like to do when I was going around is I need to connect with more of the people that's exactly what you know if you already analyzed what we need to do differently and that will be it, starting to connect with people, hearing what they have to say and always wanting to improve so definitely that's an improvement that I foresee happening."

Like Won Pat, incumbent senator Tom Ada (who placed first in the senatorial race) says he would like to continue his oversight over the Department of Public Works, and transportation, among other things.  "There's also utilities. These are also vital activities that certainly have not been managed properly that impact our quality of life on this island and, of course finally, I will continue to pursue to have oversight with the Veterans Affairs Office," he shared.

On the Republican side, Senator Tony Ada says the Democrat majority doesn't faze him.  He commented, "I think regardless of whether we have the majority or not I think working together as a legislative body is what's important. The concerns of our people and the direction our island needs to go in are the most important things at this point."

And Senator Frank Blas, Jr. stressed that he'll keep working to create opportunities for local residents.  "I will also continue to work on making sure that as this economy builds that our people get the service they need and there are employment opportunities, job opportunities, opportunities for growth for everybody," he said.

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