JUST four months before the congressional primaries, Democrat Karlo Dizon has announced his intention to run for Congress.
The 27-year-old 2002 Simon Sanchez High School graduate will be making his campaign launch today at his campaign headquarters in Tamuning.
"I'm running because we need a new way forward," Dizon said. "Our relationship with the United States has fractured. This election is an opportunity to mend the cracks."
Despite his youth, Dizon already has an impressive background. According to a press release, Dizon holds a bachelor’s degree with distinction in Political Science from Yale University. He earned his Master of Science degree with distinction in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics.
Just some of his accomplishments so far:
- Interned at the U.S. Embassy in Manila under the Economics division;
- Worked for Sidley Austin LLP, a top American law firm in Shanghai;
- Worked for the Joint U.S.-China Collaboration on Clean Energy in Beijing;
- Worked for the Guam Obama campaign then supervised the Iowa Obama campaign during the general election;
- Was selected for a prestigious internship at the Parliament of the United Kingdom under Nia Griffith MP; and
- Worked with the Justice and Regulatory Affairs Team at the White House.
Dizon is a product of public education on Guam, attending Harmon Loop Elementary, Dededo Middle School and SSHS. He was born in Bataan, Philippines and immigrated to Guam with his father Wilner, an engineer, and his mother Lorie, a public school nurse.
Incumbent Guam Delegate Madeleine Z. Bordallo has not been defeated for the last five terms. But Dizon says that has not discouraged him from seeking the delegate seat.
"We have a chance to emerge from this stronger," Dizon explained. "But doing so requires a delegate who can convince Washington that it is our shared interest to build a Guam economy that is self-sufficient."
Dizon's campaign headquarters is located at 335A Sanford Building along S. Marine Corps Drive, between 76 fuel station and the Jay Ease Building in Tamuning.
For more information or other inquiries, contact Comms Director Tessa B. Weidenbacher via email at Press[at]KarloDizon.com, or call (671) 487-2660.