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Leon Guerrero takes helm of Adelup

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Fresh off from the inauguration, Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero and Lt. Gov. Josh Tenorio got to work early today.

The maga'håga addressed her cabinet during a ceremony on the front lawn of Adelup.

The nation's flag and Guam flag went up early Tuesday morning at the Gov. Ricardo J. Bordallo complex.

With Tenorio by her side, the governor addressed agency heads who swore into office.  She called them "the best of the best."

"I have entrusted in you the power to make those changes that we said we are going to make," Leon Guerrero said.

The new governor wasted no time getting right to the issues. She spoke of issues on her agenda, from rebuilding Simon Sanchez High School and repairing other public schools to securing accreditation for the Guam Memorial Hospital.

KUAM spoke with the Leon Guerrero on her first day in office.

"I feel good about our directors," she said. "I think our fiscal policy is going to get strengthened. We've been meeting with fiscal policy people. There's a lot of monitoring and a lot of supervising and a lot of looking and reviewing, but I think for the most part we will be able to get our fiscal policy in order, and then with this federal government shutdown, it's impacted us a little in terms of federal monies coming to us but we should be able to deal with that."



The new administration also has set priority to tackle one of the island's biggest social ills.

"There's of a sideline there with drug abuse issues," Tenorio said. "So really going out and building a robust drug therapy and drug treatment program is what I would like to be focusing on while I am also focusing on really taking a look at the resource allocations within the law enforcement agencies and trying to get some help to them."

Ultimately, the new administration is committed to delivering the leadership the people of Guam deserve.

"We are going to do everything we can humanly possibly do to meet up to those expectations," Leon Guerrero said.

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