by Ken Quintanilla
Guam - More candidates continue to file with the Guam Election Commission as just days remain until the filing deadline. Today joined by family and friends, two new candidates under the Republican ticket filed their candidacy for senator. Wil Castro is the governor's special assistant on telecommunications and cybersecurity and pushing for an aggressive educational agenda for change.
He said, "I think bringing new people to the table with fresh ideas with cross section of the community and their experiences is always an awesome shakeup to put together an progressive agenda for change."
Felix Benevante has been a planner for GovGuam for over 13 years and hopes to contribute to Guam's growing economy, and said, "New faces and new ideas are always good, and Guam is leaping into the global economy and swimming right there with the giants in the industry so we need to work on new ideas and new methodologies to move the island forward."
Along with the fresh faces, there are incumbents like Senator Michael San Nicolas seeking a second term under the Democratic Party. "We've already begun the journey of building a responsible Guam and we want to continue it we've done a lot of good things in the past two years and we hope the people will give us another chance."
The deadline to file is on July 1. Late this afternoon, Valentino Perez filed his candidacy for senator under the Republican ticket. For the Democrats, new candidate Frank Ungacta Jr. and incumbent senator Tina Muna Barnes filed for senator.
The deadline to file is on July 1.
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