Guam – Matt Rector is claiming victory in Friday’s GFT election.
In a tweet sent out Sunday morning, Rector writes the the results were certified Saturday by the election committee and he and his team will lead the GFT for another 3 years.
“Victory!!! The election committee certified the results last night & our team will continue to lead GFT for 3 more years!!! Biba GFT!!!”
The election pitted current President Rector against Agana Heights Elementary teacher Carol Somerfleck and school bus driver Edward Quintanilla.
Somerfleck has led a dissident group of GFT members who have been critical of Rector’s leadership.
Rector has defended his stewardship of the union.
GFT has over two thousand members. Somerfleck said she hoped for a 75% turn-out.