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Gutierrez/Gumataotao file gubernatorial candidacy paperwork

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by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - Less than a month since the people's movement picked up a packet for their inevitable run, former governor Carl Gutierrez and Attorney Gary Gumataotao are officially in the race for Adelup as they filed their candidacy with the Guam Election Commission today.  

Led by drummers and backed by numerous supporters, Gutierrez and Gumataotao made it official today to run as governor and lt. Governor under the democratic ticket. "Gary and I have just signed our application to bring back the government to the people of Guam," said Gutierrez.

Gutierrez, as you recall had just announced his intent to run during the Democratic Party's meeting about four weeks ago with an official declaration two weekends ago at his Agana Heights residency. He says today's official filing is a great day for the people of Guam to know they have a choice.

"A choice to be part of this island, a choice that makes sure you're safe at home, a choice that will make sure your kids will have jobs and a choice that will make sure when you start thinking we think long range, we think as a vision to bring the resources to Guam in a fashion that the one person on this island has to pull together is the governor of Guam," he said.

Among the issues Gutierrez wants to address if elected is the buildup saying it should be done in a fashion that is fair to everyone and that as governor it's your responsibility to pull everyone together instead of polarizing them. He says as governor, no one will be marginalized. "So this administration in 2015 will be so inclusive that you people will not worry about coming up to Carl Gutierrez and Gary Gumataotao and be spurned and turned away," he stated.

Gutierrez meanwhile touted his running mate as having the passion and conviction to help our people most especially our man'amko. Gumataotao says today's showing of supporters including the democratic majority in the legislature is a sign of the party's unity, noting, "We are unified as one, we are not just Democrats, we're Republicans, we're independent, we're all together at the table to lead Guam back to the best it can be."

Gutierrez added, "GG! Good for Guam, Gutierrez Gumataotao! You're still the one!"

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