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Democrats elect their convention delegates
FORMER Gov. Carl T.C. Gutierrez’s name won’t appear on the ballot for Guam Delegate in the upcoming election.
According to Democratic Party of Guam spokesman Carlo Branch, Gutierrez opted to give his full support to incumbent Guam Delegate Madeleine Bordallo to continue uniting the party.
Branch said the decision was made recently when Bordallo attended a Democratic Party meeting.
Branch said Gutierrez wanted to focus on helping the Democrats keep the majority even though the former governor had about 4,200 signatures in a petition urging him to run for Congress.
“He believes the best way to do that is to unite every faction. That will mean working closely with the delegate,” Branch said.
With Gutierrez out of the race, three other people are vying for the position: Sen. Frank Blas Jr., Karlo Dizon and Jonathan Blas Diaz.
Meanwhile, more than 700 registered voters of the Democratic Party of Guam went to their respective precincts to select delegates and an alternate to attend the Democratic National Convention this fall.
The female delegates are Therese Arriola, Sarah Thomas Nededog, Pilar Lujan, and Regine Biscoe Lee. Male delegates are Col. Joseph Mafnas, Derrick Baza Hills, and Darren Gutierrez.
National Committee Man is Dr. David Shimizu and National Committee Woman is Taling Taitano.
The results for the alternate will be announced after the individual has accepted the position.
They will represent Guam at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., which is set for Sept. 3 to 7.