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Ladies & gentlemen, your candidates...

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - Today was the deadline for candidates to file their paperwork to run in the upcoming September primary election for Decision 2010.  The Guam Election Commission now has the task of verifying all the petitions to ensure they are eligible to in fact run.  Here's the tentative look at all the candidates starting with the gubernatorial race.

On the Democratic ticket Carl Gutierrez is running with Frank Aguon, Jr.; as for the Republicans, Eddie Calvo and Ray Tenorio will go head-to-head this September against Mike Cruz and Jim Espaldon.

Moving over to the congressional race, it looks like incumbent delegate Madeleine Bordallo will still run unopposed depending on what the GEC decides in terms of whether they will still hold an election.  If they do, Bordallo will have to garner 4% to of the total votes cast during the primary.

Moving on the senatorial race and starting with the Democrats, here's a look at those who are tossing their hats in the ring:

  • Adolpho B. Palacios, Sr.
  • Tomas M. Fejeran
  • Joe S. San Agustin
  • Judith P. Guthertz
  • Robert LG Benavente (DRAFT CANDIDATE)
  • Dennis Rodriguez, Jr.
  • Tina Rose Muna Barnes
  • Corinna Gutierrez-Ludwig
  • Phillipe J. Cruz
  • Benjamin JF Cruz
  • Tom Ada
  • Sarah M. Thomas-Nededog
  • Judith T. Won Pat
  • Rory Respicio
  • Steven A. Dierking

Moving on to the Republicans, here are you tentative candidates:

  • Telo T. Taitague
  • Mana Silva Taijeron
  • Vic Gaza
  • Armando S. Dominguez
  • Stephen J. Guerrero (DRAFT)
  • William Q. Sarmiento
  • Dr. Dennis Borja
  • Dr. Aline Yamashita
  • Chris Duenas
  • William U. Taitague
  • Frank Blas, Jr.
  • Anthony "Tony" Ada
  • Sam Mabini
  • Douglas Moylan (DRAFT)

Now on the primary ballot there will also be the Agat vice-mayoral election. Beginning with Democrats, the candidate is Derick Hills, you may remember he made a lot of noise with Bill 185, which involves same-sex civil unions.  This is his first time running for an elected position.  As for the Republicans, seeking the nomination are Joseph N. Salas and incumbent Agustin Quintanilla.

Moving to the non-partisan election for attorney general, your candidates are Lenny Rapadas and Gary Gumataotao.  The Guam Election Commission will be meet next week Wednesday to officially ratify who will make it on the ballot with another meeting.

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