“The Lt. Governor’s focus is on the current work of his office. An announcement on his candidacy and running mate have not been made, and will be made at the appropriate time.”- Joe Duenas, Lt. Governor’s Chief of Staff.
Although multiple sources say that Lt. Governor Ray Tenorio has selected former senator Tony Ada as his running mate, the Lt. Governor will not confirm nor deny this.
Instead his Chief of Staff Joe Duenas issued the following statement:
“The Lt. Governor’s focus is on the current work of his office. An announcement on his candidacy and running mate have not been made, and will be made at the appropriate time.”
Meanwhile there have been stickers showing up saying BOTA 2018 with the letter “T and the letter “A” highlighted in red which sources say stands for Tenorio and Ada. However, PNC reached out to the Republican Party Chairman Victor Cruz about these stickers and he replied with the following statement:
“Bota is the Chamorro word for vote and as the Republican party of Guam, we constantly want to encourage our residents to let their voices be heard by casting a vote in the 2018 election or to use the next year to register to vote and then Bota!”
So far, the first and only team to announce their intentions to run for Governor and Lt. Governor is the team of Lou Leon Guerrero and Joshua Tenorio. Former Governor Carl Gutierrez has announced his intentions to run as has Senator Frank Aguon Jr. However, neither Gutierrez nor Aguon have running mates at this time.