35th Guam Legislature
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35th Guam Legislature

The 35th Guam Legislature was the meeting of the Guam Legislature that was convened in Hagatna, Guam on January 7, 2019 and ended on January 3, 2021, during the first and second years of Lou Leon Guerrero's Governorship.

In the 2018 Guam election, the Democratic Party of Guam won a supermajority.[1] This is the first supermajority Guam Legislature since the 30th Guam Legislature. This legislature is the first to have a female supermajority.[1]

Party Summary

Affiliation Party
(shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Democratic Republican
End of previous legislature 9 6 15
Begin (January 3, 2019) 10 5 15
Latest voting share 66.7% 33.3%

Leadership

Legislative

Majority (Democratic)

Minority (Republican)

  • Minority Leader: Wil Castro
  • Assistant Minority Leader: Louise Muna
  • Minority Whip: Telo Taitague
  • Assistant Minority Whip: James Moylan[2][4]

Membership

Senator Party Assumed office Residence Born[2]
Tina Muna Barnes Democratic 2019 Mangilao 1962
Telena Cruz Nelson 2017 Yigo 1980[5]
Amanda L. Shelton 2019 Asan-Maina 1990
Kelly Marsh (Taitano) 2019 Asan-Maina
Regine Biscoe Lee 2017 Tumon 1981[6]
Joe S. San Agustin 2017 Yigo 1957[7]
Therese M. Terlaje 2017 Mangilao 1964[8]
Clynton E. Ridgell 2019 Talofofo 1979
Jose "Pedo" Terlaje 2019 Yona
Sabina Perez 2019
William M. Castro Republican 2017 Barrigada 1974[9]
Louise Borja Muna 2017 ... 1968[10]
Telo T. Taitague 2019 Tamuning
James C. Moylan 2019
Mary Camacho Torres 2015 Santa Rita 1960[11]

Committees

Committee Chair Vice Chair[12]
Committee on Rules Regine Biscoe Lee Amanda Shelton
Committee on Health, Tourism, Historic Preservation, Land and Justice Therese M. Terlaje Sabina Flores Perez
Committee on Economic Development, Agriculture, Maritime Transportation, Power and Energy Utilities, and Emergency Response Clynton E. Ridgell Tina Muna Barnes
Committee on Public Safety, Border Safety, Military and Veteran Affairs, Mayors Council, Infrastructure and Public Transit Jose "Pedo" Terlaje Tina Muna Barnes (Military and Veterans' Affairs and Mayors' Council of Guam), Telena Cruz Nelson (Public Safety), Joe S. San Agustin (Infrastructure), William M. Castro (Border Security)
Committee on Environment, Revenue and Taxation, and Procurement Sabina E. Perez Therese M. Terlaje (Environment), Telena Cruz Nelson (Revenue and Taxation, and Procurement]
Committee on Heritage and the Arts, Parks, Guam Products, Hagatna Revitalization, Self-Determination,and Regional Affairs Dr. Kelly Marsh Taitano Tina Muna Barnes, Amanda Shelton (Heritage and the Arts), Jose "Pedo" Terlaje (Self-Determination), Clynton E. Ridgell (Regional Affairs)
Committee on Federal and Foreign Affairs, Telecommunications, Technology, and Labor Regine Biscoe Lee Clynton E. Ridgell
Committee on General Government Operations, Appropriations, and Housing Joe S. San Agustin Amanda Shelton (General Government Operations Housing), Clynton E. Ridgell (Appropriations)
Committee on Higher Education and the Advancement of Women, Youth, and Senior Citizens Amanda Shelton Telena Cruz Nelson (Higher Education), Kelly Marsh Taitano (Advancement of Women), Regine Biscoe Lee (Advancement of Youth), Joe S. San Agustin (Advancement of Senior Citizens)
Committee on Education, Air Transportation, and Statistics, Research, and Planning Telena Cruz Nelson Therese M. Terlaje, Amanda Shelton (Education)
Committee on Public Accountability, Human Resources, and the Guam Buildup Tina Muna Barnes Kelly Marsh Taitano

References

  1. ^ a b KUAM. Women now control every branch of local government, Barrigada, Guam. 7 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d Guam Legislature. Senators - The 35th Guam Legislature, Hagatna, Guam.
  3. ^ Sabrina Salas Matanane. Democrats name leadership; Barnes will serve as speaker, Barrigada, Guam. 4 January 2019.
  4. ^ Chris Barnett. Republicans choose Legislative leadership, Barrigada, Guam. 5 December 2018.
  5. ^ Pacific Daily News. Candidate Profile: Telena Nelson, Hagatna, Guam.
  6. ^ Pacific Daily News. Candidate Profile: Regine Biscoe Lee, Hagatna, Guam.
  7. ^ Pacific Daily News. Candidate Profile: Joe S. San Agustin, Hagatna, Guam.
  8. ^ Pacific Daily News. Candidate Profile: Therese Terlaje, Hagatna, Guam.
  9. ^ Pacific Daily News. Candidate Profile: Wiliam Castro, Hagatna, Guam.
  10. ^ Pacific Daily News. Candidate Profile: Louise Borja Muna, Hagatna, Guam.
  11. ^ Pacific Daily News. Candidate Profile: Mary Torres, Hagatna, Guam.
  12. ^ Guam Legislature. Legislative Committees The 35th Guam Legislature, Hagatna, Guam.

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