Washington, D.C. liaison office opened in August
The office for the Leon Guerrero-Tenorio administration's Washington, D.C. liaison just opened in August, but Adelup spokeswoman Krystal Paco says Madeleine Bordallo has been working all year.
In a text message to KUAM Paco says Bordallo was unable to work from an official physical location but was able to facilitate meetings in the capitol complex. She adds Bordallo's office opened in August after months of procurement delays.
As previously reported by KUAM, the liaison office was closed during the Calvo-Tenorio administration in 2018.
"Upon assuming office, Gov. Leon Guerrero decided to staff and reopen the office, which was subject to local procurement," Paco says.
The State Services Organization, which has historically been the landlord for the liaison office, was the sole bidder. Former Congresswoman Bordallo was named D.C. liaison for the administration in January. She is being paid an annual salary of $50,000. A formal opening of the office with Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero is scheduled for October.