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Calvo & Tenorio sworn-in for second term

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 by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - Following a historic landslide victory during the general election, Governor Eddie Calvo and Lieutenant Governor Ray Tenorio were officially sworn-in this morning to embark on the second half of their journey charted four years ago.

Four years ago, Calvo was sworn-into office as the island's eighth elected governor just as the sun was setting. "I asked you to look up at the stars, then I told you that what shines brighter is the light from within - that's where we started: with you," he stated. Monday on the lawns of Adelup before hundreds of people and the sun this time shining bright, Calvo took the oath of office to once again serve the people of Guam.

He declared, "This vision means one thing ladies and gentlemen, we have a lot of work to do - this is not simply a Calvo/Tenorio agenda or a Government of Guam effort. This is our journey to the Guamanian Dream."

Calvo says when he first came into office, there was uncertainty whether it be in our society, our economy, our government and even our families. Today however was a much different situation. "For the first time in two decades, our financial house is in order," he said.

From higher wages to more people working to a brighter economic outlook, Governor Calvo says history was made over the past four years and it can be made again with this administration. "Our calling is to serve the voiceless and defenseless, the poor and the outcast, the frail and the weak; for what good does it serve if we build this beautiful city and fill the treasurer with abundance, if there are still children neglected, our elderly forgotten, and our families are broken by strife? How we improve the lot of the least of our brothers and sisters will determine whether we have really attained the Guamanian Dream," he said.

And while their second term will begin by continuing to provide opportunities to improve the quality of life, Tenorio says it cannot stop there as the key to success begins with yourself. "As we head into our island's next chapter, Guamanians must be a proud and self-reliant people, a community that celebrates hard work, not the easy way out, a culture that prioritizes knowledge for its children, not letting them move up until they are ready an island whose people replace criminals with critical thinkers, a home not filled with poverty but overflowing with prosperity, a Guam intent on making education a reality, with a resurgence of pride, based on achievement," he said.
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