by Mindy Aguon
Guam - Immediately following their inauguration, members of the 31st Guam Legislature immediately go to work nominating 30th Guam Legislature Speaker Judith Won Pat to lead the body for another two years. Vice-Speaker BJ Cruz and Legislative Secretary Tina Rose Muna Barnes will also keep their respective positions for another term.
Lawmakers also voted on the various committees and who will be responsible for chairing them, electing the following:
Senator Rory Respicio has also been named the Majority Leader, while Senator Judi Guthertz was named the Assistant Majority Leader. Senator Tina Muna Barnes and Senator Dennis Rodriguez Jr. were named Majority Whip and Assistant Majority Whip, respectively.
Senator Frank Blas Jr. has been named the Minority Leader while Senator Dr. Aline Yamashita was named the Assistant Minority Leader. Senator Tony Ada and Senator Mana Silva Taijeron were named Minority Whip and Assistant Minority Whip, respectively.