GEC: Quenga wins special election for mayor of Yona

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Bill Quenga garnered around 42 percent of the votes cast during Saturday's special election to fill the vacancy left by former Yona Mayor Jesse Blas who is currently facing federal extortion charges. (Photo from Bill Quenga's Facebook page)

The Guam Election Commission has announced the unofficial results of the special election for Yona Mayor.

Bill Quenga received the most votes, according to the commission.

Yona has nearly 3,000 registered voters but only 1534 ballots were cast.

Six candidates were listed on the ballot to become the next Yona mayor. They are Democrats Ethan Camacho, Bill Quenga, Edward Terlaje, Roque Eustaquio, Cedric Diaz, and Republican Franklin Hiton.

District Summary
Registered Voters – Total
2896
Ballots Cast – Total 1534
Voter Turnout – Total 52.97%
Mayor of Yoña VOTES PERCENT
QUENGA, Bill A. (D) 641 42.20%
TERLAJE, Edward T. (D) 308 20.28%
DIAZ, Cedric A.C. (D) 186 12.24%
EUSTAQUIO, Roque B. (D) 173 11.39%
HITON, Franklin E. (R) 120 7.90%
CAMACHO, Ethan A. (D) 86 5.66%
Write-ins 5 0.33%
TOTAL 1519
Over Votes 14
Under Votes 1

 

The special election became necessary following the resignation of former Yona Mayor Jesse Blas who resigned in January one day before entering a guilty plea to extortion in connection with the lease of a cluster mailbox to an FBI informant posing as a meth dealer.

The Yona special election was held on May 30, Saturday.

Here’s the summary report from GEC (as of May 30):

2020 Special Election Unofficial Results as of May 30
The Yona special election was held on May 30, Saturday at M.U. Lujan Elementary school. Whoever wins the election will fill the vacancy left by former Mayor Jesse Blas, who faces federal extortion charges. (Photo courtesy of Kate Baltazar-Dodge)