Ballot Order: 8
Education: Father Duenas Memorial High School, 1983; University of Guam, Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice, 1997-1999; University of Guam, Masters of Public Administration, 1999-2000; University of South Pacific – Sociology PhD Program, current; – CURRENT.
Experience: United States Marine Corps, 1985-1994; Guam Police Department, 1993-2004; Guam Army National Guard, 2003-2016; Guam Police Department, Chief of Police, 2015-2020; Notre Dame High School, teaching American Government, Advanced Placement U.S. History, American History (2019-present).
If elected, what will be your priority in the Legislature?
The COVID-19 pandemic has adversely impacted our island’s economy and the world as we know it.
Inevitably, it has been nothing but domino effects on priorities such as: public safety, public health and public education.
If elected, my top priority will be our island’s economic recovery and growth. With an ailing economy with minimal revenue generation, Guam’s economy will be my main priority. I began looking at ways to lower taxes such as our island’s: liquid fuel taxes, hotel occupancy taxes and ultimately reducing the business privilege taxes from 5% to 4%.
This measure will help businesses regenerate and allow them to re-employ island residents who may have lost their jobs due to this pandemic. These efforts, if elected, alongside a Republican majority in the legislature who share the same sentiments, will not only help to revitalize our economy, but will generate revenue back into our local community and put money back into the pockets of Guam and her people.