2012 Guamanian legislative election

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Guamanian legislative election, 2012

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All 15 seats of the Legislature of Guam
  Majority party Minority party
 
Leader Judith Won Pat V. Anthony Ada
Party Democratic Republican
Leader's seat At-large district At-large district
Last election 6 seats
Seats won 9 6
Seat change Increase 9 Decrease 6
Popular vote 211,475 176,740
Percentage 54.41% 45.47%

Speaker before election

Judith Won Pat
Democratic

Elected Speaker

Judith Won Pat
Democratic

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Legislative elections were held in Guam on November 6, 2012,[1] alongside a referendum on a for-profit bingo initiative.[2] The Democratic Party won nine of the fifteen seats in the Legislature, whilst the referendum was rejected by 64.8% of voters.[2]

Results[edit]

Legislature[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Democratic Party 211,475 54.41 9
Republican Party 176,740 45.47 6
Write-in votes 441 0.11
Invalid/blank votes 122,469
Total 511,125 100 15 0
Registered voters/turnout 67
Source: GEC

Referendum[edit]

Choice Votes %
For 10,920 35.49
Against 19,850 64.51
Invalid/blank votes 3,252
Total 34,022 100
Registered voters/turnout 50,700 67.10
Source: Direct Democracy

General election candidates[edit]

Democratic candidates[edit]

Republican candidates[edit]

  • Christopher M. Duenas (I)
  • MiChelle Hope Taitano
  • Antonio Aquiningoc
  • Jose Servino
  • Mana Silva Taijeron (I)
  • Brant McCreadie
  • Vicente Anthony "Tony" Ada (I)
  • Michael "Mike" Limtiaco
  • Thomas "Tommy" Morrison
  • Roland Blas
  • Aline A. Yamashita (I)
  • Shirley "Sam" Mabini (I)
  • Javier M. Atalig
  • Adonis J.C. Mendiola
  • William "Bill" Q. Sarmiento

Defeated in primary

  • Elmore "Moe" Cotton

Primary Election[edit]

The members are elected at-large with the first 15 winning candidates are elected as the new members of the legislature. As there were many candidates running, primaries were set on September 1, 2012 for both the Democratic and Republican parties. The first fifteen candidates who win the highest votes go on to the General election.

Democratic Party Primary[edit]

Democratic Party of Guam primary election, 2012[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Dennis G. Rodriguez, Jr. 7,721 8.01%
Democratic Frank Aguon, Jr. 7,572 7.86%
Democratic Thomas C. Ada 7,447 7.73%
Democratic Tina Muna Barnes 6,833 7.09%
Democratic Benjamin J.F. Cruz 6,697 6.95%
Democratic Judith T. Won Pat 6,674 6.92%
Democratic Vicente "Ben" C. Pangelinan 6,570 6.91%
Democratic Michael F.Q. San Nicolas 6,570 6.82%
Democratic Rory J. Respicio 6,392 6.63%
Democratic Joe S. San Agustin 6,382 6.62%
Democratic Adolpho B. Palacios, Sr. 6,306 6.54%
Democratic Judith P. Guthertz 6,175 6.41%
Democratic Leah Beth Naholowaa 5,401 5.60%
Democratic Gary W.F. Gumataotao 4,457 5.09%
Democratic Benedicto C. Toves 4,442 4.61%
Democratic Write-in candidates 11,594 54.24%
Turnout

Republican Party Primary[edit]

Republican Party of Guam primary election, 2012[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Thomas "Tommy" Morrison 5,175 8.19%
Republican Michael Limtiaco 5,012 7.93%
Republican Vicente Anthony "Tony" Ada 4,979 7.88%
Republican Christopher M. Duenas 4,763 7.54%
Republican Mana Silva Taijeron 4,553 7.20%
Republican Brant McCreadie 4,516 7.15%
Republican Aline A. Yamashita 4,421 7.00%
Republican Roland Blas 3,944 6.24%
Republican Adonis J.C. Mendiola 3,890 6.16%
Republican Shirley "Sam" Mabini 3,579 5.66%
Republican MiChelle Hope Taitano 3,553 5.62%
Republican Javier Atalig 3,196 5.06%
Republican William "Bill" Sarmiento 3,109 4.92%
Republican Jose Servino 3,013 4.77%
Republican Antonio Aquiningoc 2,804 4.44%
Republican Elmore "Moe" Cotton 2,571 4.07%
Republican Write-in candidates %
Turnout

General election results[edit]

Following the primaries, there were 26 candidates vying for the 15 seats in the Legislature of Guam. The members are elected at-large with the first 15 winning candidates are elected as the new members of the legislature.

2012 Guamanian legislative election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Dennis G. Rodriguez, Jr. 20,038 n/a n/a
Democratic Frank Aguon, Jr. 19,518 n/a n/a
Democratic Thomas C. Ada 18,079 n/a n/a
Republican Thomas "Tommy" Morrison 16,983 n/a n/a
Democratic Michael F.Q. San Nicolas 16,625 n/a n/a
Republican Vicente Anthony "Tony" Ada 15,796 n/a n/a
Republican Michael Limtiaco 15,787 n/a n/a
Republican Christopher M. Duenas 15,703 n/a n/a
Democratic Benjamin J.F. Cruz 15,090 n/a n/a
Democratic Judith T.P. Won Pat 15,031 n/a n/a
Democratic Tina Muna Barnes 14,746 n/a n/a
Democratic Vicente "Ben" C. Pangelinan 14,707 n/a n/a
Republican Aline A. Yamashita 14,203 n/a n/a
Republican Brant McCreadie 14,058 n/a n/a
Democratic Rory J. Respicio 14,042 n/a n/a
Democratic Adolpho B. Palacios, Sr. 13,656 n/a n/a
Democratic Joe S. San Agustin 13,447 n/a n/a
Republican Mana Silva Taijeron 12,936 n/a n/a
Democratic Judith P. Guthertz 12,612 n/a n/a
Republican Adonis J.C. Mendiola 11,785 n/a n/a
Republican Shirley "Sam" Mabini 11,153 n/a n/a
Republican Roland Blas 11,038 n/a n/a
Democratic Leah Beth O. Nahalowaa 9,775 n/a n/a
Republican MiChelle Hope Taitano 9,222 n/a n/a
Republican William "Bill" Q. Sarmiento 8,463 n/a n/a
Democratic Gary W.F. Gumataotao 8,417 n/a n/a
Republican Jose Servino 7,791 n/a n/a
Republican Javier Atalig 6,481 n/a n/a
Democratic Benidicto C. Toves 5,692 n/a n/a
Republican Antonio Aquiningoc 5,341 n/a n/a
Majority 3,780
Turnout 118,689
Democratic gain from Republican

Freshman Senators[edit]

There will be 5 freshman Senators in the 32nd Legislature. Five were elected on November 6, 2012.

  • Frank Aguon, Jr. (D)
  • Michael F.Q. San Nicolas (D)
  • Thomas "Tommy" Morrison (R)
  • Brant McCreadie (R)
  • Michael Limtiaco (R)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Electoral Calendar - international elections world elections". Retrieved 2011-05-12.
  2. ^ a b Guam, 6 November 2012: Commercial bingo game Direct Democracy (in German)
  3. ^ a b "GEC - Results". Guam Election Commission. Archived from the original on 2009-01-23. Retrieved 2008-12-19.