NAME: John Cruz
RACE: Mayoral
PARTY: Republican
VILLAGE: Hagatna
CONTACT:  Michael Gumataotao              8981881                4778045

John Aguon Cruz (known as ""Chaka"" by many"" was born on September 13, 1954 to the late Teresa Aguon Cruz and the late Francisco Taijeron Cruz. John grew up in Anigua and graduated from John F. Kennedy HS in 1972.

John is married to the former Marie Duenas Mendiola, daughter of the late Tomas Flores Mendiola (Commissioner of Agana from 1972-1980) and Isabel Duenas Mendiola. John and Marie have three children, Mia Janelle, Jonathan and Jude.

John worked for the Government of Guam and retired in 1996 after 25 years of dedicated service. Together with his family, John actively participates in community sports and Hagatna village activities and was a player-coach in various basketball leagues for many years.

John and his family are also active members of the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral-Basilica Catholic Parish in Hagatna and he is a member of the Southern Guam Lions Club, with an emphasis on sight conservation.

A lifelong resident of Hagatna, John envisions Guam's capital as being a clean, revitalized and bustling business, historical and cultural hub, and one that is worthy of its designation as the capitol of Guam. John's desire to see this became a reality with the strong, positive influence of his late father in law, who inspired him to run for Mayor.

Elected for three terms, John is looking forward to another challenging but rewarding four years of serving the people of Hagatna (and in the process, all of Guam as well).

While in office Mayor Cruz worked diligently to relocate the Hagatna Mayors office to its new location (in the old GMTA office) where he is able to provide better services and opened a youth center. His other accomplishments include the completion of FEMA flood mitigation projects, the re-paving of roads in Hagatna, the Guam Museum, restoration of the Hagatna Bridge, and the regular maintenance of all public parks. His partnerships with various Government of Guam agencies, as well as with the private sector, he moved the City of Hagatna one step closer to revitalization.