FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 30, 2014
Speaker Won Pat Files Candidacy Packet for
33rd Guam Legislature
(Hagåtña, Guam)- Surrounded by family, friends, and supporters, Speaker Judith T. Won Pat, Ed.D. officially filed her candidacy packet for the 33rd Guam Legislature at the Guam Election Commission at 12:30 p.m. today.
“It has been an honor to serve the people of Guam,” Speaker Won Pat said after filing. “I believe in our island, our people and our future, and I hope to be able to continue to protect the things that matter most to us. I have dedicated my life to serving Guam’s people, especially our school-children, because they deserve to be part of a community that values their health, education, and safety.”
Speaker Won Pat has served eight terms in the Guam Legislature. She was selected by her colleagues to serve as Speaker during the 29th Guam Legislature and has held this leadership position for three-and-a-half terms. She is also the Chairperson of the Committee on Education, Public Libraries and Women’s Affairs in the 32nd Guam Legislature.
This term, Speaker Won Pat introduced thirty-five bills, and most of these bills have become public laws that provided funds for new police cars; Medicaid; the expansion of Okkodo High School; the renovation of Simon Sanchez High School; the modernization of the rest of our island’s schools; the construction of new buildings at both the University of Guam and the Guam Community College; assistance to first-time homeowners; the installation of solar energy and security systems at the Department of Education; the operations of the Department of Revenue and Taxation and the Department of Administration; and the groundbreaking of the new Tiyan Parkway.