Congressman Michael San Nicolas has recommended Jennifer M. Romero to serve as Assistant Secretary of the Interior.
As one of his duties as the senior elected federal official for Guam, Congressman San Nicolas may make formal recommendations to the Biden-Harris transition team for presidentially appointed positions.
“We are proud to recommend for nomination Jennifer M. Romero for an Assistant Secretary position in the Department of the Interior. Romero’s deep Senate, House, and Executive Branch experience coupled with her Guam upbringing and territory perspective is an invaluable resource for the country and our region. It is an honor to recommend this accomplished daughter of Guam to serve her people and country,” San Nicolas said in a news release.
In a letter to President-elect Joe Biden, SanNicolas pointed out that the Department of the Interior, as the administering agency of insular territories of the United States, must possess the knowledge and ties to the insular territories critical for informed decisions to be made that affect the region, people, and future relationships with the United States.
“It is in this spirit that my office as Congressional Delegate of the Territory of Guam does hereby transmit the name of Jennifer M. Romero for your consideration of a position as an Assistant Secretary of the Department of the Interior. As evidenced in her attached background, Jennifer M. Romero will bring significant Senate, House, and
Executive Branch experience to the position that would be complemented with direct life experiences in the territory of Guam. This period of restoration in our democracy affords us the invaluable opportunity to meaningfully connect the people to the Presidency, and an affirmative appointment of Jennifer M. Romero as recommended would do so for the insular areas in general and Guam in particular,” San Nicolas wrote.
Jennifer Romero was raised on Guam, growing up in the village of Tamuning with her parents, Dr. Francisco and Mrs. Regina Romero, and older brother, Darrell, who attended Father Duenas Memorial School and raised his two children on the island.
Jennifer’s father was the first pediatric dentist to practice full time on Guam, and her family continues to have strong ties to the community as residents of Tamuning and Tumon. She is a proud graduate of Cathedral Grade School in Hagatna and St. John’s School in Upper Tumon.
“We will continue to evaluate appointment opportunities and candidate viability in the days ahead and make respective recommendations to ensure that the incoming administration has diverse options to consider with unique and exceptional attributes,” Congressman San Nicolas said in a news release.