Next week, Pacific Daily News will host forums with political candidates on Facebook live.
During “Convos with the Candidates,” those running for governor, attorney general and congressional delegate will answer questions and engage in discussions about important issues for Guam.
It’s the first time ever that candidates will come to the newsroom for a livestream of intimate discussions.
The interview series gives candidates an opportunity to let viewers get to know them better and talk about why they are running for office.
You can watch the forums streamed live on the Pacific Daily News Facebook page on the following days:
- Congressional delegate candidates: Doris Flores Brooks and Sen. Mike San Nicolas
11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15
- Attorney General candidates: Leevin Camacho and Douglas Moylan
6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17
- Gubernatorial candidates: Lou Leon Guerrero and Lt. Gov. Ray Tenorio
11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19
If you have questions you want to ask the candidates, this is your chance.
During the livestream, viewers can send in their questions for candidates in the video comment section. The interview moderator can read the questions to candidates to answer live.
Lou Leon Guerrero (D)
Leon Guerrero has served in the public sector as a nurse and assistant director of nursing at the Guam Memorial Hospital, then chair of the Guam Memorial Hospital Authority board of trustees. She served in the Legislature for five terms. Leon Guerrero has been board chair, president and CEO of the Bank of Guam, and board member of numerous foundations and companies. If elected, she plans to stabilize government finances and redirect resources to improve education, healthcare, public safety, job creation, sustainability, infrastructure and economic opportunity, according to her website.
Lt. Gov. Ray Tenorio (R)
Tenorio has spent three decades in public service, as a police officer and senator, according to his biography online. In 2010, he was elected as lieutenant governor with his running mate Gov. Eddie Calvo. The Calvo Tenorio team was re-elected in 2014. As lieutenant governor, Tenorio has overseen different areas of government including public safety, the Guam State Clearinghouse and the Islandwide Beautification Task Force. Tenorio is an advocate for stronger laws to prevent crime, advance education and protect citizens; and boasts a commitment to fiscal responsibility and transparency.
Attorney General candidates
Moylan was the island’s first elected attorney general and served from 2003 through 2006. Moylan has 28 years of experience as an attorney, and has served as legislative counsel in three Guam Legislatures. Among other legal successes, Moylan has led cases in stopping illegal government of Guam spending, secured convictions in government corruption cases, and increased child support collections, according to his Facebook page.
Camacho has been a lawyer on Guam for 12 years and has operated a private practice for seven years. He has extensive experience in civil and criminal litigation and has also taken a lead role representing Pago Bay residents fighting controversial high-rise development, and challenging the federal government over construction of a massive firing range complex over Pagat, according to a release.
Congressional delegate candidates
Doris Flores Brooks (R)
Brooks became the first elected public auditor in 2000, and served through May 2018 when she announced her bid for Congress. Brooks is a former assistant professor of accounting and finance at the University of Guam, and also formerly the controller of ESSO Eastern Inc. (EXXON) and Bank of Guam vice president and chief financial officer, according to her Facebook page.
Sen. Mike San Nicolas (D)
San Nicolas is a three-term Democratic senator. Before his time at the Legislature, San Nicolas also was an assistant vice president at the Bank of Guam, a teacher at Simon Sanchez High School and former Sen. Carmen Fernandez’s chief of staff in the 27th Guam Legislature, according to his Facebook page.
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