Dr. Robert Underwood formally declared his candidacy for Guam’s delegate to Congress this morning at the Guam Election Commission annex in Hagatna.
He will face fellow Democrat and incumbent Congressman Michael San Nicolas in the Aug. 29 primary election. The winner will compete against Republican Guam Senator Wil Castro for Guam’s congressional seat in the November election.
Underwood was accompanied by his son and daughter, and his wife Nerissa attended remotely via a cell phone Dr. Underwood held in his hand. She is at home under a COVID quarantine.
“Hafa Adai I’m Robert Underwood and I’m running for Congress,” declared Underwood in brief remarks following his filing.
“I’ve been asked if I’m running to get my old job back or running for public office. It’s neither one,” he declared. “I’m running for public service, I’m running to restore the dignity and trust in our one voice in Washington D.C.”
Congressman San Nicolas has not yet responded to a request for comment.