Northern voters sound off on what priorities next Yigo mayor, Guam delegate should have

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Rexie, a resident of Yigo, where a mayoral recount is underway, said: "The next Yigo mayor should be focused on fixing roads and street lights should be installed, to keep the citizens safe while driving."

With residents casting their ballots for the 2020 runoff election, we asked residents of the northern villages, what key issues the next Yigo mayor and the next Guam delegate to Congress should prioritize.

First, PNC went to Yigo and spoke with Rexie, a resident of the village, where a mayoral recount is underway.

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“The next Yigo mayor should be focused on fixing roads and street lights should be installed, to keep the citizens safe while driving,” Rexie said.

She added: “Public safety should be another priority of the next elected village mayor. Voting is a right and it’s important to use that right to its fullest potential.”

Republican and current Vice Mayor Anthony Sanchez won the race for Yigo Mayor, defeating Democrat Frances Lizama by eight votes, which caused an automatic recount.

Sanchez had 779 votes while Lizama had 771.

Meanwhile, Alfredo, a resident of Dededo, expressed his thoughts on what our next congressional seat should focus on in Washington.

“Well, we need someone who is accessible. Due to the economic and health crisis, we are facing, I think it’s very important to have our voices heard to get the funds needed. We need someone who will communicate with the island while in Washington, and we need to work together as a team,” Alfredo said.

He added that elected officials should work in a bipartisan way, forget the politics and prioritize getting assistance to the families, businesses, and those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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