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Several incumbent mayors unseated by newcomers

by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - In the Decision 2012 mayoral elections, it was an impressive republican showing in the combined village of Asan-Maina for Joana Margaret Blas, receiving received 16 more votes then her opponent, incumbent Vincent Babauta.

Piti mayor Vicente Gumataotao retained his seat for another term, as did Agat mayor Carol Tayama and vice mayor Agustin Quintanilla.  Johnny Quinata secured the Republican win in Umatac alongside mayor Ernest Chargualaf in Merizo.

In Yona, newcomer Ken Joe Ada unseated incumbent mayor Jose Terlaje. Ada told KUAM News, "I am very honored that the people of Yona have spoken and chosen me to represent them in the future, and I look forward to working hard and I want to dedicate myself working for the people, and I'd like to say hello to Estelle Alig. I love you Estell! And to all the people and supporters that believed in me and my family. And most importantly, I want ot thank everybody that came forward and just wanted to make change happen."

In Agana Heights, another Republican victory as Mayor Paul McDonald retains his leadership in the village.  And the same applies for Mangilao mayor Nito Blas. Yigo saw a huge upset, as Republican Rudy Matanane took the victory over Mayor Robert Lizama. Matanane will work with vice mayor Anthony Sanchez.

And in the village of Inarajan, another major upset, as Democrat newcomer Doris Flores Lujan beat out longtime mayor Franklin Taitague.

 - Results from all Decision 2012 General Election races

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