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Blas baffled by Diaz's ethics complaint

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - Last week, congressional Independent candidate Jonathan Diaz filed a formal ethics complaints against Minority Leader Frank Blas, Jr., and while Speaker Judi Won Pat's office continues to further review the issue, Blas has responded saying he's baffled by the complaint.

"He first initially thanked me and the members of the Legislature for addressing the issue and now the complaint was logged," he said. "So that said, I hope that this matter is handled expeditiously so we can move on to other things that are important."

Blas says he was not in violation of any ethics code and believes he was taking responsibility in ensuring that the issue of independent candidates on the ballot was addressed. In the complaint, Diaz states he believes an ethics violation occurred when Blas failed to recuse himself from voting in favor of Bill 488 during an emergency session earlier this month that authorizes the Guam Election Commission to reconfigure the Primary Election ballot to accommodate Independent candidates.

Blas is running under the Republican ticket for Guam's delegate to Congress.

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