Guam – Former Port General Manager Mary Torres officially filed as a candidate for the Guam Legislature this morning at the Guam Election Commission.
Torres is running as a republican. She was accompanied by her brother, former Governor Felix Camacho, and she was surrounded by other family members and friends.
A release from the Torres campaign says she will be “an advocate for the people” and focus on “Principled Leadership, Protecting Guam’s Quality of Life, and Greater Self Governance.”
The campaign slogan is “Your Voice” which, the release states, was chosen because of Torres’ belief that “the success of our villages and our island rests to a significant extent upon our representative democracy.”
READ the release from the Torres Campaign below:
Mary Camacho Torres Files Senatorial Candidate Documents
Surrounded by family and friends, Mary Camacho Torres today filed her senatorial candidacy with the Guam Election Commission. Pledging her commitment to integrity and professionalism in public service, Torres discussed her unique personal background, education and extensive work experience which has prepared her to be a trusted leader who stands up for others.
Torres’ platform objectives include: Principled Leadership, Protecting Guam’s Quality of Life, and Greater Self Governance. Mary chose ”Your Voice” as her slogan for this election believing the success of our villages and our island rests to a significant extent upon our representative democracy. She notes that when policy choices and problems arise, people should be able to turn to their elected representatives at all levels to make their voices heard. Making your views known is important because the Legislature considers issues that touch nearly every part of our lives including education, public safety, health, economic development, recreation, transportation, taxation, environmental protection, and cultural preservation, adds Torres.
As an advocate for the people, Mary will focus on policies that are responsible both today and in the foreseeable future. Lasting change begins with a broad vision and Mary will take a comprehensive approach to policy that reflects the goals and priorities of all our people and advances a position of greater self-governance for Guam.