Party Affiliation: Democrat
Campaign Manager: Victoria-Lola M. Leon Guerrero
Treasurer: Chris Duenas
Hope Alvarez Cristobal is a respected community leader, former senator, educator, and farmer. She has been a voice for our people and an advocate for human rights. She continues to be active in the community, promoting a healthy and sustainable island society that lives in harmony with our environment. It is no surprise that Senator Cristobal was awarded “Public Citizen of the Year” in 2011 for advancing human rights and social justice in Micronesia by the National Association of Social Workers, Guam Chapter.
Senator Cristobal has dedicated much of her life to learning and teaching. She earned a Masters degree in Education and a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in Secondary Education (General Science), both from the University of Guam. She also completed Doctoral classes at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon.
Senator Cristobal served in the 23rd Guam Legislature. Among numerous laws aimed at improving the quality of life on Guam, her landmark measures include granting an 85 percent discount on real estate taxes charged on the primary home of senior citizens, creating the rules and regulations for the Chamorro Land Trust Act with Senator Angel Santos, and creating the Commission on Decolonization and the Chamorro Registry. Senator Cristobal chaired the Legislative Committee on Federal and Foreign Affairs and she was also the Vice Chair of the Committee on Education. She created Guam's first Drug Free School Zones with mandatory prison sentences for offenders. As a senator, she participated in local and U.S. Congressional meetings and hearings on Guam’s political status quest. She was also actively involved in national, regional and international forums on legislative, federal, and foreign affairs including BRAC congressional hearings, House Resources Committee and United Nations’ Decolonization meetings and seminars.
Senator Cristobal was also a teacher and school administrator at the Guam Department of Education for 14 years and is a former professor of Guam History at the University of Guam. She has served on several community and government Boards including the Guam Visitors Bureau, the Guam Public Library, the Northern Guam Soil and Water Conservation District, Catholic Social Services, and the Farmer’s Cooperative Association of Guam. She is currently a backyard farmer and sells her produce to local stores and restaurants. Senator Cristobal has represented Guam in various international, national and local forums as an advocate of human rights.
Senator Cristobal believes there are important issues impacting our island and our environment that need to be addressed now - issues that affect the lives of all of Guam’s people. These issues include the contamination of our environment; our people’s high incidences of cancer; our unresolved issues with the federal government; the need to grow our local farming and fishing industries; the need to expand Guam’s participation in regional forums that will advance local businesses; and other efforts aimed at ensuring a more sustainable future for Guam and our people.
"Hope for Guam"