Guam - Lawmakers meanwhile
acted on a number of appointments today. The governor will have to start
searching for a new legal counsel as Maria Cenzon Duenas was unanimously
approved to fill the vacancy on the Superior Court of Guam bench. Duenas has been practicing law locally for
more than a decade and received overwhelming support from the local bar
association and others in the community.
Duenas was on hand for today's vote at the legislature this
morning and says honored with the support. "I'm very again humbled about
all the support I've received from the legislature, and from my friends and
colleague who have according to Senator [Adolpho] Palacios have continued to
submit testimony in support of the nomination so that makes me very
proud," she said.
Cenzon adds she will solely be a general jurisdiction judge and
already has a caseload of 300 already waiting for her.
Lawmakers meanwhile also approved the appointments of Dr. Lisa
Flores to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund, Reilly Ridgell to the
Contractor's License Board and Robert Marks to the Unarmed Combat Commission.