Carlo Branch leaving Legislature for Adelup

The administration's Director of Policy Carlo Branch (PNC file photo)

Carlo Branch, the executive director of the 35th Guam Legislature and a longtime Democratic strategist, is leaving his post at the Legislature.

According to Sen. Regine Biscoe Lee, the chair of the committee on rules, Branch’s last day as executive director will be this Friday.

The senator issued the following statement on Branch’s departure from the Legislature: “I want to thank Carlo for all of his help and hard work in support of the Guam Legislature. During his tenure as executive director, we’ve focused on adopting a standardized method of evaluating employees, employee training, and streamlined operations within the Guam Congress Building. In his prior role as chief policy advisor to Speaker Benjamin J.F Cruz, he played an essential staff role in the passage of the hybrid retirement plan, raising the minimum wage, passing balanced budgets, and promoting tobacco control policy.”

Joseph R. San Agustin, the Legislature’s protocol and facilities officer, will serve as acting executive director until a permanent replacement is announced.

According to PNC sources, Branch is headed to Adelup where he will be involved in policy formulation.