Chamber of Commerce hosts senatorial candidates


Guam’s senatorial candidates got a chance to speak with the Guam Chamber of Commerce yesterday morning during the Chamber’s monthly general membership meeting.

Out of the 29 candidates running for office, 25 attended.

During the online meeting, the candidates were allowed two minutes each to introduce themselves.

After introducing themselves, they were given one minute to answer a question.

The Chamber board developed 29 questions that were sent to the candidates in advance. The exact question posed to the candidate — as well as the order in which the candidates were allowed to present themselves and answer — was determined by draw just prior to the event.

Ernie Galito — marketing and communications director for the Chamber — served as the moderator, and was the only person who knew what question would be asked of each candidate.

Galito strictly enforced the time limit and kept the forum going in spite of some early technical glitches. 

The questions ran the gamut and included their plans for GMH and what to do about Guam’s roads, as well as their stances on the business privilege tax, the minimum wage and the military build up.

The incumbent candidates who attended were:

  • Therese Terlaje
  • Sabina Perez,
  • Joe San Agustin
  • Amanda Shelton
  • Jose “Pedo” Terlaje
  • Kelly Marsh
  • James Moylan
  • Telo Taitague
  • Mary Camacho Torres 
  • Tina Muña Barnes

The challengers in attendance were:

  • Frank Leon Guerrero
  • Fred Bordallo Jr.
  • John Albert Ananich II
  • David Duenas
  • Christopher Carillo
  • Dominic Hernandez
  • Vicente “Tony” Ada
  • Joaquin “Ken” Leon Guerrero
  • Christopher Duenas
  • Frank Blas Jr.
  • Joanne Brown
  • Vincent Borja
  • Don Edquilane
  • Michelle Lynn Armenta 
  • Joe I. Cruz.