‘Democratic Party members free to endorse candidate of their choice’


The Democratic Party of Guam has unanimously adopted a motion to encourage the general public to go out and vote for the congressional candidate who can best represent Guam in Congress, and that the Democratic Party members are free to openly endorse the candidate of their choice.

Tony Benavente, a Democratic Party Leader from Hagåtña, moved this motion and seconded by Rikki Orsini, a Democratic Party Leader from Barrigada.

Guam Democrats convened a special virtual meeting of the Central Executive Committee (CEC) on Tuesday evening to hear from its party leaders how best to proceed with the runoff election. Both candidates are running under the Democratic Party’s banner.

Daily curbside and in-office voting at the Guam Election Commission is from 9 am to 6 pm until Friday, November 13, 2020, and on Monday, November 16, 2020, curbside and in-office voting will be from 9 am to noon. The runoff election will be on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, from 7 am to 8 pm.

In attendance at this CEC virtual special meeting were the village representatives, the party’s officers, former Congressman Robert Underwood, and two campaign staffers from the Office of Congressman Michael San Nicolas, namely Jennifer Winn and T’Nelta Mori.

“Democrats recognize that both congressional candidates running under the Democratic Party’s banner will represent another election victory for not only Guam Democrats but Democrats throughout our Nation as we have seen with the recent US elections. Indeed, there are stark differences between these two congressional candidates, so we are encouraging the Guam voters to vote for a congressional candidate who can best represent Guam in Congress,” said Democratic Party Chairperson Sarah Thomas Nededog.

(Democratic Party of Guam News Release)