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Guam - While the filing deadline was Tuesday, it appears one prospective candidate is asking for more time. Cary Lee Peterson is requesting for an extension to file for the congressional delegate race. According to a letter he wrote to the GEC dates June 30, due to circumstances he's been advised to exercise his rights under the regulations of US Federal Elections Commission for an extension.


GEC executive director Maria Pangelinan said, "As far as the Guam Election Commission is concerned, the Federal Election Commission only deals with campaign finances."


GEC's legal counsel further notes the FEC does not regulate elections of individuals to the US House of Representatives. According to his letter, Peterson is currently an active delegate-at-large for intergovernmental and diplomatic affairs.


Pangelinan adds she personally had never received the letter herself and that only after KUAM inquired that at least two staff found the email in their spam account folder. She tells KUAM that Peterson has never made any other contact with the GEC besides someone picking up a candidate packet on June 10. According to his letter, Peterson is currently an active delegate-at-large for intergovernmental and diplomatic affairs. An online petition states he was running under the Democratic Party.