|Lieutenant Governor of Guam|
January 1, 2007 – January 3, 2011
|Governor||Felix Perez Camacho|
|Preceded by||Kaleo Moylan|
|Succeeded by||Ray Tenorio|
Michael Warren Cruz|
September 8, 1958
|Political party||Republican Party|
|Spouse(s)||Jennifer Rosario Cruz|
Michael Warren "Mike" Cruz, M.D. (born September 8, 1958) is a surgeon and former politician in Guam, a U.S. territory. Cruz served as the eighth elected Lieutenant Governor of Guam from 2007 to 2011.
He has three children from his first marriage: Shaunn, Mika’ele and Christine. Cruz is currently married to his second wife, Jennifer Rosario Cruz. The couple have two daughters, Taylor & Bella, as well as Rosario Cruz's son, Christian, from her previous relationship.
Cruz is a Colonel in the Guam Army National Guard. He is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm. Cruz volunteered as a commander in the Rapid Advanced Medical Team during the Iraq War, serving from 2003 to 2004. He was a recipient of Bronze Star Medal for his tour of duty in Iraq.
Cruz is a surgeon, and served as the Medical Director of the Guam Memorial Hospital. He is a member of the American Board of Surgery, and the American Society of Breast Surgeons, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Cruz was elected as a Republican Senator in the 28th Guamanian Legislature from 2005 to 2006. He served on the legislature's Health and Human Services Committee, authoring legislation to combat childhood obesity in Guam.
Cruz declared his candidacy for the 2010 gubernatorial election and was a candidate in the September 2010 Republican primary. His running mate for Lt. Governor was Senator Jim Espaldon. Cruz was defeated by Eddie Baza Calvo in the Republican primary election on September 3, 2010.
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