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Candidates for the position of Guam Delegate to the U.S. House of representatives are Madeleine Z. Bordallo (Democrat), Karlo Dizon (Democrat), Frank Blas Jr. (Republican), and Jonathan Dias (Independent). Although a packet was picked up to nominate former Gov. Carl T.C. Gutierrez as a delegate, it was not filed.
All incumbents have filed for re-election, with the exception of Sen. Frank Blas Jr. who will run for the Guam Delegate position.
Former Sen. James Espaldon had picked up a candidacy packet, but did not file.
The last candidate to file at 10 minutes before 5 p.m. was William Sarmiento (Republican) for senator. In fact, Sarmiento did not file the packet himself as he is off-island. Instead, his wife, Dorothy Sarmiento, submitted the packet.
The filing of candidacy was overseen by Maria Pangelinan, executive director of GEC. This is Pangelinan’s first election since she assumed office last year. Pangelinan and the GEC staff will meet in the GEC conference room on Saturday at 1:30 pm to certify the petitions.
The primary election will be held in September, with the general election to follow in November. The last day to register to vote is Aug. 22.
Candidates who filed had to complete the packet, which includes a $100 filing fee; candidate’s information card; an organizational report; certification of qualification; nominating petitions; and an affidavit stating he or she has not been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor in any state, territory or foreign country.