Republican Party of Guam
|Republican Party of Guam|
|Chairperson||Michael "Mike" Benito|
|Executive Director||Joe Duenas|
|National Committeeman||David Sablan|
|National Committeewoman||Margaret Glover McDonald Metcalfe|
|Preceded by||Territorial Party|
|Headquarters||P.O. Box 2846, Hagåtña, Guam 96932|
|National affiliation||Republican Party|
|Villages held by Republican Mayors|
|Politics of Guam
In the 2012 General Election, Republican Party candidates won 6 out of 15 seats in the Guam Legislature.
The Republican Party of Guam stems from the old Territorial Party of Guam, which existed from 1956 through 1968. The Territorial Party, was established in 1956, by discontented former Popular Party members including Frank D. Perez, Pedro Leon Guerrero, Edward T. Calvo, Cynthia Torres, B.J. Bordallo, Vicente Reyes, Felix Carbullido, and Antonio Duenas. The Territorial Party had only one successful election, in 1964, when it won a majority in the Guam Legislature with 13 thirteen of the 21 twenty-one seats.
This changed during the 1966 election, when the Territorials lost all twenty-one seats to the Democrats. The Territorials’ demise came after they blocked a popular urban renewal plan, which was supported by the Democrats, as the Territorials backed private investment. The Territorial Party dissolved soon after.
On November 21, 1966, a few weeks after the general election of that year, former Governor Joseph Flores, along with former Territorial senators Carlos Garcia Camacho, Kurt S. Moylan, and Vicente C. Reyes, officially formed the Republican Party of Guam. Other Territorials soon became active, including Senators G. Ricardo Salas and Frank D. Perez. The new Republicans were careful not to portray their new party as a criticism of the Territorial Party, whose members they hoped to attract.
Republican Members of the Guam Legislature
|Senator V. Anthony Ada, Minority Leader|
|Senator Christopher M. Duenas, Assistant Minority Leader|
|Senator Aline A. Yamashita|
|Senator Brant McCreadie|
|Senator Michael Limtiaco|
|Senator Thomas "Tommy" Morrison|
The 2012 General Election saw the defeat of two incumbent Republican Senators, but their seats were taken by newcomer Senator Michael Limtiaco, another newcomer Brant McCreadie, and Thomas "Tommy" Morrison, the son of former Umatac mayor Cecilia Quinata Morrison.
Repbulican Mayors and Vice Mayors of Guam
|Mayor Paul M. McDonald||Agana Heights|
|Mayor Carol S. Tayama||Agat|
|Vice Mayor Agustin G. Quintanilla||Agat|
|Mayor Joana Margaret C. Blas||Asan-Maina|
|Mayor John A. Cruz||Hagatna|
|Mayor Nonito "Nito" C. Blas||Mangilao|
|Vice Mayor Allan "Al" R.G. Ungacta||Mangilao|
|Mayor Ernest T. Chargualaf||Merizo|
|Mayor Andrew C. Villagomez||Mongmong-Toto-Maite|
|Mayor Vicente "Ben" D. Gumataotao||Piti|
|Mayor Louise C. Rivera||Tamuning-Tumon|
|Vice Mayor Kenneth C. Santos||Tamuning|
|Mayor Johnny A. Quinata||Umatac|
|Mayor Rudy M. Matanane||Yigo|
|Vice Mayor Anthony "Tony" P. Sanchez||Yigo|
|Mayor Ken Joe M. Ada||Yona|
|Michael "Mike" Benito||Chairman|
|David Sablan||National Committeeman|
|Margaret Metcalfe||National Committeewoman|
|Jose "Joe" Duenas||Executive Director|
- Members - Guam GOP.com, Retrieved April 21, 2014
- Mar-Vic Cagurangan. Democrats seek to revitalize party; executive director named. Marianas Variety. Tamuning, 11 November 2013.
- Republican Party of Guam Facebook.com, Retrieved April 21, 2014
- Guam Legislature, 32nd Guam Legislature - Senators, Hagatna, 2013.
- Mayors' Council of Guam. Mayors/Vice Mayors Directory, Hagatna, 2013.
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