AG candidate files ethics complaint against ethics instructor
The attorney general candidates are set to go head to head before the Guam Bar Association this month.
The forum will include incumbent AG Leevin Camacho, former AG Douglas Moylan, and write-in candidate Peter Santos.
Ahead of the forum, Santos filed a complaint with the Guam Ethics Commission calling for an investigation into Dr. Ron McNinch for his discussion during a mandatory ethics class for government officials he lead at the University of Guam last Friday.
The complaint alleged McNinch abused his role as an instructor when he used “80 percent of the class time discussing his personal opinion on why Guam law does not permit a write-in candidate for ag in the general election.”
McNinch, a political analyst on KUAM, said the group of about 40 participants, were talking about the headlines in the news.
He called Santos’ claims unfounded.
"I disagree with many of the things he said in his letter and they’ll hear my side of it and I think that’ll be that," he said. "In general, I think it’s healthy for the public to discuss headlines when they talk about public ethics because the media are an important part of raising ethical issues."
The Guam Election Commission is set to discuss the write-ins for the ag race during tomorrow’s meeting.
The Guam Bar’s AG forum is set for Sept. 29 at the Hilton Guam Resort and Spa. KUAM will bring you coverage from that event.