Popular former Gov. Eddie Baza Calvo released a video lamenting crime and the skyrocketing cost of living while endorsing fellow republican former Gov. Felix Camacho to take Adelup from democrat incumbent Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero. The Guam Federation of Teachers, which includes members from several government of Guam agencies, has endorsed Ms. Leon Guerrero.
The endorsements are the latest in a series of messages both camps are pushing as the race for governor tightens the weekend before the general election. Popular former Gov. Carl Gutierrez has given his All In to Ms. Leon Guerrero, while video messages from democrat former Sen. Frank Aguon and former first lady Lourdes Perez Camacho have recently been released asking voters to bring Mr. Camacho back to office.
“Our island is in a crisis,” Mr. Calvo said in his endorsement video. “Drugs, violence, and crime are everywhere.”
“Homelessness is growing,” he said, “and the price of gas, food, and power have doubled.”
Mr. Calvo left office having presided over the largest economic expansion since the 1980s under the Ada administration. At the height of his tenure, there were about 5,000 more Guamanians in the workforce than there are today. Ms. Leon Guerrero succeeded him; and a year after taking office was faced with the global pandemic that reversed Guam’s fortunes.
“Our people, the people of Guam, are suffering,” Mr. Calvo said.
“On November 8, please elect Gov. Felix Camacho and Sen. Tony Ada,” he said. “Help is on the way. Vote Camacho Ada, and let’s bring in a new season.
“The GFT Committee on Political Education (COPE) surveyed its membership, and they are pleased to endorse the gubernatorial team they believe will best serve our public agencies and Guam’s working families,” the GFT announced in a news release. According to the union, 67 percent of the GFT COPE voted to endorse Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero and Lt. Gov. Joshua Tenorio for reelection.