Guamanian gubernatorial election, 2014

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Guamanian gubernatorial election, 2014

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Nominee Eddie Calvo Carl Gutierrez
Party Republican Democratic
Running mate Ray Tenorio Gary Gumataotao
Popular vote 22,089 12,632
Percentage 63.9% 36.1%

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Governor before election

Eddie Calvo
Republican

Elected Governor

Eddie Calvo
Republican

The 2014 Guam gubernatorial election took place on November 4, 2014, to elect the Governor of Guam. Incumbent Republican Governor Eddie Calvo, who was elected in 2010, is sought re-election for a second four-year term.[1]

The Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Guam are elected on the same ticket.

Calvo won the election with 64 percent of the vote, defeating Gutierrez.[2]

Background[edit]

The 2014 gubernatorial race was essentially a rematch of the 2010 gubernatorial election. In 2010, Eddie Calvo, a Republican, defeated the Democratic nominee, former Governor Carl Gutierrez (1995–2003), with 50.61% of the vote. Calvo took office in January 2011.

Governor Eddie Calvo and Lt. Governor Ray Tenorio announced their intention to seek re-election for a second, four-year term. The team held the first official rally to kickoff their campaign on June 7, 2014, at their campaign headquarters in Anigua, following a motorcade of supporters from Yigo.[3]

In contrast to the Republicans, the Democratic Party of Guam was initially unable to find a candidate willing to run against Governor Calvo in the 2014 contest.[4] Noting the lack of a nominee, former Governor Carl Gutierrez, who initially declined to enter the election, announced his intention to run for governor on June 26, 2014, just days before the July 1 filing deadline.[5] Gutierrez chose Gary Gumataotao, an attorney, as his running mate. Gutierrez and Gumataotao filed their candidacy papers on June 30, 2014, followed by a campaign rally in Hagåtña.[6]

Candidates[edit]

Republican candidate[edit]

Democratic candidate[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Former First Lady of Guam Joanne Camacho (2003–2011), a Republican and former General Manager of the Guam Visitors Bureau, endorsed Gutierrez for governor in the election.[7] Rumors of a potential split in the Republican Party of Guam between factions loyal to either Governor Calvo or former Governor Felix Perez Camacho spread following her endorsement.[8]

Results[edit]

Primary Election[edit]

Democratic Party of Guam primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Carl T.C. Gutierrez and Gary W.F. Gumataotao 7,330 98.14
Total votes 7,330 100
Republican Party of Guam primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Eddie B. Calvo and Ray Tenorio 11,034 99.36
Total votes 11,034 100

General Election[edit]

Election results, Governor of Guam, November 4, 2014
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Eddie B. Calvo and Ray Tenorio 22,365 63.91
Democratic Carl T.C. Gutierrez and Gary W.F. Gumataotao 12,632 36.09
Total votes

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Raymundo, Shawn (2014-10-31). "Sparks fly at Calvo-Gutierrez debate". Pacific Daily News. Archived from the original on 2014-11-03. Retrieved 2014-11-02.
  2. ^ Barro, Josh (November 4, 2014) – "Republicans Have Already Won a Governor's Race Today, in Guam". The New York Times. Retrieved February 3, 2015.
  3. ^ Aoki, Dance (2014-06-08). "Calvo, Tenorio kick off campaign". Pacific Daily News. Archived from the original on 2014-11-03. Retrieved 2014-11-02.
  4. ^ Cagurangan, Mar-Vic (2014-03-25). "Guam Voters Unenthusiastic About This Year's Election: Governor's race considered to be a foregone conclusion". Marianas Variety. East–West Center. Retrieved 2014-11-02.
  5. ^ Sablan, Jerick (2014-07-10). "Former Guam Governor Officially Enters Gubernatorial Race". Pacific Daily News. East–West Center. Retrieved 2014-11-02.
  6. ^ Sablan, Jerick (2014-07-10). "Gutierrez, Gumataotao file for candidacy". Pacific Daily News. Retrieved 2014-11-02.
  7. ^ Raymundo, Shawn (2014-09-15). "Former Republican First Lady Joanne Camacho Backs Gutierrez/Gumataotao". Pacific Daily News. Retrieved 2014-11-02.
  8. ^ Cagurangan, Mar-Vic (2014-09-15). "Former first lady Joann Camacho endorses Gutierrez team". Marianas Variety. Retrieved 2014-11-02.