Females finish strong in general election - KUAM.com-KUAM News: On Air. Online. On Demand.

Females finish strong in general election

Posted: Updated:

Another one for the record books in the senatorial race. The final tally - a win for democrats and women, who swept the majority of the seats.

Who run the world? In Guam's 2018 General Election - women.

"I'm very glad to see the majority democrat, I'm glad to see all the women come in. I'm glad to see our new candidates that are so qualified come on in," said Speaker Therese Terlaje, who upon running for reelection kept the top spot. The final count a democrat supermajority with 10 democrats, and 5 republicans. The majority? Women.

All incumbents were re-elected including democrat Senator Regine Lee and Senator Telena Nelson. "I think we've done a really good job working in our women's caucus and I want to continue that work," said Lee. Nelson added, "I look forward to us working together it's gonna be a very interesting group 320 a lot of us are very well experienced in our personal lives but also in our careers."

Careers with previous terms in the Guam Legislature.

For Republican Incumbent Senator Louise Muna, a women majority was no surprise, as she said, "That's the reaction I got, "oh we're gonna vote for mostly women", not that I think the men aren't doing a good job, but I just think people are ready for a change."

And for first time democrat candidate and Senator-elect Dr. Kelly Marsh Taitano, who told KUAM News, "This is a wonderful moment to see some of that matrientiality continuing along and seeing what females and  the different ways we might be thinking, being very community oriented at times, family oriented at times, and how we might be making some differences."

Men now a minority in a woman's legislature, incumbent Senator Joe San Agustin enthusiastic about working together. "We have three kids, two daughters, I have 9 grand, 6 of them are girls. so working with women is a pleasure," he said.

The Top 15 also include Mary Torres, Amanda Shelton, James Moylan, Clynton Ridgell, Wil Castro, Sabina Perez, Telo Taitague and Jose Terlaje. The women majority join a national trend after the U.S. mainland midterm election.

Female candidates continue to make waves in the polls.

  • NEWS HEADLINESMore>>

  • Guam sees record high for visitors in March

    Guam sees record high for visitors in March

    March was another record month for visitor arrivals. The Guam Visitors Bureau reports the 146,332 tourists marked a 6.2 percent increase over last year and was the best-ever for March. Japanese visitors increased by 18.4 percent, and there were an additioMore >>
    March was another record month for visitor arrivals. The Guam Visitors Bureau reports the 146,332 tourists marked a 6.2 percent increase over last year and was the best-ever for March. Japanese visitors increased by 18.4 percent, and there were an additioMore >>
  • Gutierrez will get new space with office bid packet

    Gutierrez will get new space with office bid packet

    Former Gov. Carl Gutierrez should be moving into a new office soon According to documents obtained from Adelup, an invitation for bid has gone out to rent office space for the "Council of Advisors"The bid for office space - according to a letter from theMore >>
    Former Gov. Carl Gutierrez should be moving into a new office soon According to documents obtained from Adelup, an invitation for bid has gone out to rent office space for the "Council of Advisors"The bid for office space - according to a letter from the More >>
  • UOG honors first inductees to Athletic Hall of Fame

    UOG honors first inductees to Athletic Hall of Fame

    The University of Guam Triton Athletics Department honored the first two classes of their Athletic Hall of Fame at the UOG Calvo Field House lobby with a ceremony, opening the Wall of Fame. UOG Athletics Director Doug Palmer said, "The Wall of Fame will sMore >>
    The University of Guam Triton Athletics Department honored the first two classes of their Athletic Hall of Fame at the UOG Calvo Field House lobby with a ceremony, opening the Wall of Fame. UOG Athletics Director Doug Palmer said, "The Wall of Fame will sMore >>
Powered by Frankly