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Combat veteran Rodney Cruz running for senator

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by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - Another fresh face is making a run for the Guam Legislature as Rodney Cruz officially filed his candidacy for senator under the Democratic ticket. Cruz is a combat disabled veteran who served on three tours of duty in Operation Iraqi Freedom, the global war on terrorism and operation enduring freedom. He hopes to use his life and military experience to address veteran issues, homelessness and education.

"But I feel with me becoming a senator, what I can bring are fresh ideas, fresh movement, new and acceptable for the people and that's where I want to come in and through my sacrifice and service to our country that speaks for itself, I want to bring that to another level and bring that back home and do that for our island and for the people," he explained.

Cruz is a US Army retired staff sergeant and started the Iraq-Afghanistan and Persian Gulf Veterans of the Pacific non-profit organization. The deadline to file candidacy is on July 1.
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