Former Guam Governor To Run For U.S. House

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Pacific Islands Development Program, East-West Center With Support From Center for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawai‘i

Republican Felix Camacho to challenge Bordallo

HAGÅTÑA (The Guam Daily Post, April 27, 2016) – Former Gov. Felix P. Camacho on Monday filed his candidate documents with the Guam Election Commission and officially announced his candidacy for Guam delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives.

"Reason. Collaboration. Cooperation," said Camacho. "These three values have been lacking in the nation’s capital to support the patriotic American citizens of Guam in our constant quest for a brighter future in a world where such values have been essentially lost by our country’s leaders."

As a two-term Republican governor, Camacho said he built strong bonds with former colleagues, administration officials and industry leaders that have lasted to this day. He said many on Capitol Hill remain committed to assisting him in the efforts to grow Guam.

"Many of them share his desire to protect the equity of the people of Guam as part of the American family. And all of them remain honest brokers to bring about public policy to help Guam and all the U.S. territories realize their collective futures in an ever-changing world."

He added, "We must believe in Guam and the dynamic change that is happening here. A change in our delegate leadership is timely and as such will usher in a new era of representation as the next decade for Guam will be significant — all driven in Washington, D.C."

Guam’s delegate since 2003 has been Democrat Madeleine Z. Bordallo, 83.

Camacho, 58, was elected Guam’s sixth governor in 2002 and re-elected in 2006.

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