Guam - Former governor Carl
Gutierrez will be running as a write-in candidate for the Office of Public
Auditor. According to Democratic Party of Guam executive director Carlo Branch,
it was during a gathering last night at Gutierrez's residence in Agana Heights when
the former governor made the announcement in front of over 200 supporters.
Branch says Gutierrez noted to the crowd that he would run because
"there is a small elite group of people who are walking away with millions
of dollars in taxes and people who are supposed to ensure that doesn't happen
aren't doing their job with that respect and that requirement."
He says Gutierrez will start a campaign as a write-in position
with less than a month until the Decision 2012 Primary Election.
Branch adds based on his reading of the law, the top two vote
getting candidates shall proceed to the General Election and will need to
receive 4% of the ballots cast in the primary to move on to the General
Election. Incumbent public auditor Doris
Flores Brooks is running unopposed.