Guam – Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo was sworn in at the Governor’s Hall in the Latte of Freedom complex this morning by Chief Judge Francis Tydingco Gatewood.
She had already taken the oath of office in the mainland but decided that it would be good to take the oath in the territory she represents in congress so that the people of Guam could witness it.
The congresswoman said she will still push to improve upon the progress she’s made since first taking office even though the climate in Washington is much different.
“We must seize every opportunity to work together not only because our people expect it but because it is necessary to move our island forward and our people forward for a better and greater Guam,” said Bordallo.
The Latte of Freedom was first conceptualized by Bordallo’s late husband former Governor Ricky Bordallo.
READ the release from Congresswoman Bordallo below:
Ceremonial Swearing-In for Congresswoman Bordallo
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 1, 2013 – Hagåtña, Guam –
Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today announced that U.S. District Court of Guam Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood held a ceremonial swearing-in on Guam for her sixth term as Delegate to the United States Congress.
The swearing-in ceremony was held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 1, 2013 in the Hall of Governors at the Latte of Freedom, located at the Ricardo J. “Ricky” Bordallo Governor’s Complex in Adelup.
Congresswoman Bordallo was officially sworn-in for her sixth term as Guam’s Delegate to the House of Representatives on January 3, 2013 by Speaker of the House John Boehner, for the 113th Congress in Washington, D.C.
“This ceremonial swearing-in is a way to show that we continue to build on the progress we began a decade ago when I first entered the United States Congress,” Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo said today. “I appreciate Chief Judge Tydingco-Gatewood hosting the ceremony for a second time. As we begin the work of the 113th Congress, this Ceremonial Swearing-In serves as a symbol of the bond between the people of Guam and their Congress.”
“When our country is faced with great challenges — political, social, economic — as it is today, our people’s trust in a truly democratic form of government must be reinforced, and in some cases, restored,” said Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood. “As the third and coequal branch of government, this swearing-in ceremony underscores the judiciary’s desire to strengthen its relations with the legislative and executive branch of government. It is my distinct honor and privilege to perform this swearing-in again for our Congresswoman.”