2008 Guamanian legislative election

Legislative election also known as Senatorial election for the Legislature of Guam took place on Tuesday, November 4, 2008,[1] coinciding with the 2008 United States general elections and the Guam general election. Democrats defeated three Republican incumbents: Mark Forbes, Frank Ishizaki and Jesse Lujan however one Democratic incumbent was defeated namely Vice-Speaker David Shimizu.

2008 Guamanian legislative election

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All 15 seats of the Legislature of Guam
  Majority party Minority party
 
Leader Judith T.P. Won Pat Ray Tenorio
Party Democratic Republican
Leader's seat At-large district At-large district
Last election 7 seats 8 seats
Seats won 10 5
Seat change Increase 3 Decrease 3
Popular vote 231,409 158,300

Speaker before election

Judith Won Pat
Democratic

Elected Speaker

Judith Won Pat
Democratic

Guam legislative candidatesEdit

Democratic candidatesEdit

Republican candidatesEdit

Primary ElectionEdit

The members are elected at-large with the first 15 winning candidates are elected as the new members of the legislature. As there were many candidates running, primaries were set on September 6, 2008 for both the Democratic and Republican parties. The first fifteen candidates who win the highest votes go on to the General election.

Democratic Party PrimaryEdit

2008 Guam Legislature Primary Election (Democratic Party)[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Frank B. Aguon Jr. 8,795 4.64%
Democratic Benjamin J.F. Cruz (incumbent) 8,432 4.45%
Democratic Vicente "Ben" Pangelinan (incumbent) 8,289 4.38%
Democratic Judith Won Pat (incumbent) 8,009 4.23%
Democratic Thomas C. Ada 7,936 4.19%
Democratic Rory J. Respicio (incumbent) 7,415 3.92%
Democratic Tina Muña Barnes (incumbent) 7,317 3.86%
Democratic David L.G. Shimizu (incumbent) 7,169 3.79%
Democratic Adolpho B. Palacios Sr. (incumbent) 7,145 3.77%
Democratic Judith P. Guthertz (incumbent) 6,987 3.69%
Democratic Joseph Leon Guerrero 5,633 2.97%
Democratic Matthew J. "Matt" Rector 5,630 2.97%
Democratic Rosanna San Miguel 5,606 2.96%
Democratic Robert L.G. Benavente 4,457 2.35%
Democratic Phillipe J. Cruz 3,950 2.09%
Democratic Luis P. Duenas 3,941 2.08%
Democratic Write-in candidates 686 0.36%
Turnout 189,390

Republican Party PrimaryEdit

2008 Guam Legislature Primary Election (Republican Party)[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Eddie Calvo (incumbent) 4,150 4.89%
Republican James Espaldon (incumbent) 3,829 4.51%
Republican Ray Tenorio (incumbent) 3,508 4.13%
Republican Frank F. Blas Jr. (incumbent) 3,351 3.95%
Republican Telo Teresa Taitague 3,305 3.89%
Republican Frank T. Ishizaki (incumbent) 3,261 3.84%
Republican Mark Forbes (incumbent) 3,136 3.70%
Republican Douglas Moylan 2,980 3.51%
Republican Jesse Anderson Lujan (incumbent) 2,609 3.07%
Republican Dennis T. Borja 2,592 3.69%
Republican Vicente Anthony "Tony" Ada 0 0.00%
Republican Write-in candidates 2,587 3.05%
Turnout 84,870

General election resultsEdit

Following the primaries, there were 26 candidates vying for the 15 seats in the Legislature of Guam.[1] The members are elected at-large with the first 15 winning candidates are elected as the new members of the legislature. The Democratic Party gained full control of the legislature with 10 seats, while the Republican Party gaining only five seats.[3]

2008 Guam legislative election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Eddie Calvo (incumbent) 21,862
Democratic Frank B. Aguon Jr. 21,311
Republican Ray Tenorio (incumbent) 19,275
Republican James Espaldon (incumbent) 19,187
Democratic Thomas C. Ada 18,767
Democratic Vicente "Ben" Pangelinan (incumbent) 18,335
Democratic Judith T.P. Won Pat (incumbent) 17,952
Democratic Benjamin J.F. Cruz (incumbent) 17,484
Democratic Rory J. Respicio (incumbent) 16,567
Democratic Tina Muña Barnes (incumbent) 16,112
Republican Frank F. Blas Jr. (incumbent) 15,493
Democratic Adolpho B. Palacios Sr. (incumbent) 15,322
Democratic Judith P. Guthertz (incumbent) 14,595
Republican Telo Teresa Taitague 14,552
Democratic Matthew J. "Matt" Rector 14,363
Democratic David L.G. Shimizu (incumbent) 14,217
Republican Vicente Anthony "Tony" Ada 14,010
Republican Frank T. Ishizaki (incumbent) 13,907
Republican Douglas B. Moylan 13,839
Republican Jesse Anderson Lujan (incumbent) 10,813
Democratic Rosanna San Miguel 10,641
Democratic Joseph Leon Guerrero 10,612
Republican Dennis T. Borja 7,725
Republican Mark Forbes (incumbent) 7,637
Democratic Robert L.G. Benavente 6,090
Democratic Phillipe J. Cruz 5,134
Majority 231,409
Turnout 389,709
Democratic gain from Republican

Freshman SenatorsEdit

There will be 4 freshman Senators in the 30th Legislature. Four were elected on November 4, 2008.

  • Tom Ada (D)
  • Frank Aguon, Jr. (D)
  • Matt Rector (D)
  • Telo Taitague (R)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Candidates Page – 2008 Candidates List" (PDF). Guam Election Commission. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-10-29. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
  2. ^ a b "GEC - Results". Guam Election Commission. Archived from the original on 2009-01-23. Retrieved 2008-12-19.
  3. ^ "Candidates Page – 2008 Candidates List". Pacific Magazine. 2008-11-06. Retrieved 2008-11-06.

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