Ballot Order: 11
Education: Graduate, George Washington High School; Attended UOG; Fayetteville Technical College (Paralegal Program).
Experience: Senator, 35th and 30th Guam Legislature; deputy general manager, Guam Visitors Bureau; special assistant for external affairs, Office of the Governor; director, Bureau of Women’s Affairs; small business owner; professional musician; tennis instructor.
If elected, what will be your priority in the Legislature?
I’ll concentrate on helping to rebuild our economy by lowering the BPT, permit fees and other costs of doing business, and funding more workforce development programs to help retrain unemployed Guamanians for new occupations beyond tourism, including healthcare, construction, agriculture and aquaculture, and IT.
I’ll also work with stakeholders to expand capabilities in the submarine cables industry that will create new jobs through data centers and associated economic activity.
I will continue pushing for safe and modern hospital facilities with adequate personnel, equipment, and supplies – especially as COVID-19 shows no signs of letting up.
Although the current emergency has set aside planning efforts, it is important for the next legislature to keep stakeholders focused on the target, in order to help address this and future public health emergencies.
And, I’ll be consistent in calling for fiscal responsibility and transparency across government by scrutinizing spending priorities of the executive branch.