Judi Won Pat
NAME: Judi Won Pat
CONTACT: Frank B. Torres 671-483-8478
Speaker Judith T. Won Pat, Ed.D. is a trusted leader, who puts Guam First. She has led the Guam Legislature as the first female Speaker for the past four terms bringing values, vision, and courageous style to the floor. In her eight terms as senator, Speaker Judith T. Won Pat, Ed.D. has led with integrity and purpose, fulfilling her family’s legacy to serve the people of Guam.
Speaker Judith T. Won Pat, Ed.D. is the daughter of the first Speaker of the Guam Legislature and Guam’s first Representative in the United States Congress, Antonio B. Won Pat. Her husband is the late Melvin B. Borja. Her children are Ahtoy Won Pat-Borja, Melvin Won Pat-Borja, and Ana Maria Won Pat-Borja. Her grandchildren are Ka’isa Won Pat-Borja, Ma’ina Won Pat-Borja, and Pulan Antonio Won Pat-Borja Lizama.
She is currently the Chairperson of the Committee on Higher Education, Culture, Public Libraries, and Women's Affairs, and has chaired this committee since the 30th Guam Legislature. She received her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of San Diego and completed her Master's Degree in Guidance and Counseling from the University of Guam. She continues to be a strong advocate for Education and Women's Affairs, and a champion for the overall quality of life throughout her home island of Guam and throughout Micronesia.
Speaker Judith T. Won Pat, Ed.D. is one of the founders of Fuetsan Famalao'an, or "Women's Strength," a women's coalition created to address cultural and social issues impacting Guam’s women and youth. She also currently serves as a member of the Association of Pacific Island Legislatures, a platform through which she tackles issues such as human trafficking, universal health care, free trade among the islands, and the establishment of a Micronesian cruise industry.
Speaker Judith T. Won Pat, Ed.D. has authored laws that have funded the modernization of our island’s schools; the construction of new buildings at the University of Guam and GCC; assistance to first-time homeowners; the installation of security systems at the Department of Education; modernization to the Guam Memorial Hospital Maternity ward; and so many more.
If re-elected, Speaker Judith T. Won Pat, Ed.D. will continue to creatively introduce laws aimed at improving the overall quality of life for the people of Guam. She will uphold her pledge to assist our hospital in improving operations to provide better services and care. She will also continue to support the advancement of Guam’s schools. She wants to specifically focus on developing and supporting policies and programs that promote the overall wellness and well-being of our school children.