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NAME: Eric Palacios
RACE: Senatorial
PARTY: Republican
VILLAGE: Mangilao
CONTACT:  Nick D. Francisco/Thelma P. Arriola, 686-1247

Born and raised on Guam, Eric is the son of Edward Borja Palacios and defunta Carmelita Francisco Mantanona. He is the third of five children.

Eric is married to Jennifer Feraer Palacios and they have four children: Erika, Christien, Edmund and Justin.

Currently, he serves the island as Governor Eddie Calvo's special assistant on education, environment and natural resources.

He previously served the island as the administrator for the Guam Environmental Protection Agency from February 2012 to March 2016. During his tenure at Guam EPA, the protection of our environment was paramount and evidenced through very proactive certification and aggressive enforcement efforts. Additionally during this time, Guam's first-ever recycling rate was established and significant increases in the recycling rate were recorded each year.

Prior to joining Guam EPA, he served as the administrator for the Guam State Clearinghouse, which has purview over all federal grants to the territory, and worked at the Office of the Attorney General of Guam. He also held editorial positions at the Pacific Daily News before joining the government of Guam in 2008.

Eric is a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Young Men's League of Guam.

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