AG Barrett-Anderson will not seek re-election

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Guam – Attorney General Elizabeth Barrett-Anderson will not be seeking re-election.

The two-time attorney general made the announcement on News Talk K57 with Patti Arroyo Monday morning.  Barrett-Anderson has been in public office for nearly four decades, serving in all three branches of government.

She made history in 1987 by becoming the first female attorney general of Guam. Barrett-Anderson also served as a senator in the 23rd and 24th Guam Legislatures. Then, in 1998, she was nominated by former Gov. Carl Gutierrez to serve as a judge in the Superior Court of Guam. She retired from the bench in 2012 but remained a Senior Judge Pro Tempore for two years before seeking a second term as attorney general.

Barrett-Anderson says after 38 years, she’s ready to step back and spend more time with her grandchildren.

“I will not be running for re-election as attorney general but I also won’t be running for any position. I think there’s some rumors out there that I’m not running for attorney general because I’m seeking other positions, and that’s not true,” said Barrett-Anderson.

Barrett-Anderson says she will spend her remaining seven to eight months in office preparing a smooth transition for whomever is elected the next attorney general of Guam.