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Prospective GOP senators talk platforms

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - The Republican Party of Guam's slate of prospective senatorial candidates participated in a forum hosted by students at the University of Guam. Aside from incumbents there are several new candidates running this year.

Felix Benavente, "Guam's economy is not moving very good we need to start we need to start taking initiate and help our economy we need to use our location in Asia and the Pacific."

Mary Torres added, "My platform slogan for this campaign is your voice and I believe we need strong leaders who have the conviction to do what is right for the common good for our island and to preserve these things that are essential for the future and for our island."

Roland Blas said, "People ask me why are you running for senator I tell them its simple its about elping the people and that's is my slogan."

Glenn Leon Guerrero said, "My platform centers around strengthening and diversifying Guam's economy inclusive in that effort we need a strong work force."

Val Perez said, "What I bring to the table is the ability to goring the private sector finance and economic know how to the legislature so that I can prioritize our wants and our needs."

And Wil Castro added, "If I'm given the privilege to derive I'm going to work very hard to bring the bottom up so if you have brothers sisters friends, relatives who seek a GED if I have to fund it from the future office of senator Will Castro or my colleagues I humbly submit to you it will be done."

KUAM News learned that one prospective candidate Romeo Carlos was not allowed to participate in last night's forum. According to one of the student organizers Davita Palacios, he did not meet the requirements to participate one of which is that he must be a recognized candidate of the Republican Party. Palacios added last night at 6 o'clock was the first time she had ever heard from him and simply could not allow him to participate at the last minute without confirming he was an actual potential candidate.  The GCC student forums continue this evening with the Democrat senatorial candidates.
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