Guam – Guam’s Democratic lawmakers have announced their leadership assignments for the 31st Guam Legislature and they look much like the leadership for the 30th Legislature.
Speaker Judi Won Pat will continue in her leadership role and B.J. Cruz remains Vice-Speaker.
The leadership decisions were made during a caucus Thursday, but only announced Friday evening after the election results ere certified by the Guam Election Commission.
In a release, Speaker Judi Won Pat is quoted as saying that “The spirit of unity was alive and well during yesterday’s caucus. We are humbled that the people of Guam have cast their votes of confidence in support of a continued Democrat majority for the 31st Legislature.”
And Majority Leader, Senator Rory Respicio, said “We have affirmed the current leadership and committee assignments, with a few changes.”
The leadership positions and standing committee assignments are:
Speaker Judith T. Won Pat, Ed.D.
Committee on Education
Vice Speaker Benjamin J.F. Cruz
Committee on Youth, Cultural Affairs, Public Broadcasting, and Libraries
Legislative Secretary and Majority Whip Senator Tina Rose Muña Barnes
Committee on Municipal Affairs, Tourism, Housing, and Recreation
Majority Leader Senator Rory J. Respicio
Committee on Rules, Federal, Foreign & Micronesian Affairs and Human & Natural Resources
Assistant Majority Leader Senator Judith P. Guthertz, DPA
Committee on the Guam Military Buildup, Homeland Security and Public Governance
Assistant Majority Whip Senator‐Elect Dennis Rodriguez, Jr.
Committee on Health & Human Services, Senior Citizens, Economic Development and Election Reform
Senator Thomas C. Ada
Committee on Utilities, Transportation, Public Works and Veterans Affairs
Senator Adolpho B. Palacios, Sr.
Committee on Judiciary, Public Safety, and Law Enforcement
Senator Vicente Pangelinan
Committee on Appropriations, Taxation, Banking, Insurance, Retirement and Land