Quenga sworn in as Yona mayor by Governor

Yona's mayor-elect Bill Quenga was officially sworn in at the Guam Election Commission office in Hagåtña. (Viewer submitted photo)

It’s official: Bill Quenga is now the mayor of Yona.

Quenga garnered around 42 percent of the votes cast during the May 30 election.

He fills the vacancy left by former Yona Mayor Jesse Blas who is currently facing federal extortion charges.

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero swore Quenga into office Friday evening at the Guam Election Commission.

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“Being a mayor is a very sacred public service. Mayors are the first line of defense for their communities who rely on you. And I certainly as the Governor of Guam rely on the mayors in terms of working with the community and getting things done in the community,” the governor said.

1,534 ballots were cast in the Yona special election. That’s about 52 percent of the 3,000 registered voters in Yona.

Of the 6 candidates in the race, Quenga won 42 percent of the votes cast.