Ray Tenorio

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Ray Tenorio
Raymond S. Tenorio.jpg
Lieutenant Governor of Guam
In office
January 3, 2011 – January 7, 2019
GovernorEddie Calvo
Preceded byMichael Cruz
Succeeded byJosh Tenorio
Personal details
Raymond Stanley Tenorio

(1965-02-08) February 8, 1965 (age 54)
Orlando, Florida, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Madoka Hosotani
EducationGuam Community College
University of Guam (BA, MPA)

Raymond Stanley Tenorio (born February 8, 1965)[1] is a Guamanian Republican politician and former police officer of the Guam Police Department. Tenorio served as a Senator in the Legislature of Guam from January 2003 until January 2011. He served as the ninth Lieutenant Governor of Guam from 2011 to 2019. He unsuccessfully ran for Governor of Guam, losing to Democrat Lou Leon Guerrero in the 2018 gubernatorial election.


Personal life[edit]

Tenorio was born on February 8, 1965 in Orlando, Florida.[2] He was raised in Orlando by his birth father until he was sent to live in a foster home.[2] His mother, then Helen V. Eubank (1944–2016), located him at a foster home in Tennessee.[2] She married Romeo Mantanona Tenorio and brought Ray with her to Guam when he was approximately ten years old. Tenorio has five children - LaDonna, Nicole, Raymond Jr., Rome Scott and Richard. He is married to Madoka Hosotani Tenorio, and they reside in Yigo, Guam.


Tenorio graduated from George Washington High School on Guam in 1983. He earned a Criminal Justice Academy certificate from Guam Community College in 1984. Tenorio received a bachelor's degree in public administration from the University of Guam in 2000 and a master's degree, also in public administration, from the University of Guam in July 2011. [3]


Tenorio served as a police officer in the Guam Police Department for fourteen years. He has also worked as the president of Trace Investigation Inc. and Denanche Security Agency.[3]

Tenorio was first elected to be Senator in the Guam Legislature in the November 2002 election.[2][3] He garnered the highest votes in both 2002 and 2004 elections.[3] Tenorio first swore an oath as Senator in January 2003 to become a member of the 27th Guam Legislature and served four consecutive terms, including the 28th, 29th and 30th Guam Legislatures, before becoming Lt. Governor in 2011.

Lt. Governor of Guam[edit]

Republican gubernatorial candidate and Minority Leader Eddie Calvo chose Tenorio as his running mate for Lieutenant Governor of Guam in the 2010 gubernatorial election.[3] Calvo and Tenorio defeated their Republican opponents, Lt. Governor Michael Cruz and running mate James Espaldon, in the Republican primary election on September 3, 2010.[3] The Republican ticket of Eddie Calvo and Ray Tenorio narrowly won the 2010 Guam gubernatorial election by approximately 500 votes over the Democratic ticket of former Governor Carl Gutierrez and Frank Aguon.[4] Calvo and Tenorio were sworn into office on January 3, 2011, at the Plaza de España in Hagåtña.[4] Their opponents, Gutierrez and Aguon, filed an unsuccessful lawsuit challenging the results and asking the courts to order a new gubernatorial election.[4]

Tenorio/Ada Gubernatorial Ticket (2018)[edit]

In January 2018, incumbent Lt. Governor Ray Tenorio officially announced his candidacy to be the next Governor of Guam. Tenorio selected former senator V. Anthony "Tony" Ada to be his running mate for the upcoming Republican primaries. The Tenorio/Ada ticket is currently running unopposed for the Republican primary.

Legislative history[edit]

30th Guam Legislature Jan. 2009-Jan. 2011[edit]

  • Assistant Minority Leader
  • Vice Chairman, Committee on Public Safety, Law Enforcement & Senior Citizens
  • Member, Committee on Education
  • Member, Committee on Tourism, Cultural Affairs, Public Broadcasting and Youth
  • Member, Committee on Municipal Affairs, Aviation, Housing & Recreation
  • Member, Committee on the Guam Military Buildup and Homeland Security
  • Member, Committee on Utilities, Transportation, Public Works & Veterans Affairs
  • Member, Committee on Labor, Public Structure, Public Libraries & Technology
  • Member, Committee on Economic Development, Health & Human Services and Judiciary


29th Guam Legislature Jan. 2007-Jan. 2009[edit]

  • Acting Speaker
  • Vice Speaker
  • Legislative Secretary
  • Chairman, Committee on Criminal Justice, Public Safety and Youth
  • Member, Executive Committee
  • Member, Committee on Aviation, Federal Affairs, Labor, Housing, Banking and Insurance
  • Member, Committee on Tourism, Maritime, Military, Veterans and Foreign Affairs
  • Member, Committee on Education, General & Omnibus Affairs
  • Member, Committee on Finance, Taxation, Commerce & Economic Development


28th Guam Legislature Jan. 2005-Jan. 2007[edit]

  • Majority Leader
  • Chairman, Committee on Criminal Justice, Public Safety and Youth & Foreign Affairs
  • Vice Chairman, Committee on Education & Community Development
  • Member, Committee on Finance, Taxation & Commerce
  • Member, Committee on Health & Human Services
  • Member, Committee on Natural Resources, Utilities & Micronesian Affairs
  • Member, Committee on Aviation, Immigration, Labor & Housing
  • Member, Committee on Judiciary, Governmental Operations & Reorganization
  • Member, Committee on General and Omnibus Matters


27th Guam Legislature Jan. 2003-Jan. 2005[edit]

  • Minority Whip
  • Member, Committee on Utilities & Land
  • Member, Committee on Health
  • Member, Subcommittee on Restoration of the Guam Legislature Building
  • President, Trace Investigations, Inc., 1997–2002
  • President, Denanche Security Agency, 1995–2002
  • Police Officer, Guam Police Department, 1984–1997



  1. ^ Limtiaco, Steve (2006). "Candidate Profile: Ray Tenorio". Pacific Daily News. Retrieved 2014-11-18.
  2. ^ a b c d Kellman, Brett (2010-10-22). "Tenorio explains name change". Pacific Daily News. Archived from the original on 2010-08-29. Retrieved 2010-10-31.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Calvo, Cruz take stances on issues: Sen. Eddie Calvo and Sen. Ray Tenorio". Pacific Daily News. 2010-08-23. Archived from the original on 2010-08-28. Retrieved 2010-09-01.
  4. ^ a b c Casas, Gemma (2010-12-30). "Guam's new governor set to be sworn in". Radio Australia. Retrieved 2010-12-30.
  5. ^ a b c d http://newdirection.guam.gov/bios/lt-governor/

External links[edit]

Media related to Ray Tenorio at Wikimedia Commons

Political offices
Preceded by
Michael Cruz
Lieutenant Governor of Guam
Succeeded by
Josh Tenorio
Party political offices
Preceded by
Eddie Baza Calvo
Republican nominee for Governor of Guam
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