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2016 Guamanian legislative election

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2016 Guamanian legislative election

← 2014 November 8, 2016 2018 →

All 15 seats of the Legislature of Guam
  Majority party Minority party
Leader Judith Won Pat
(lost re-election)
V. Anthony "Tony" Ada
(lost re-election)
Party Democratic Republican
Leader's seat At-large district At-large district
Last election 9 seats 6 seats
Seats won 9 6
Popular vote 218,767 171,768
Percentage 55.95% 43.92%

Speaker before election

Judith Won Pat

Elected Speaker

Benjamin Cruz

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Legislative elections were held in Guam on Tuesday, November 8, 2016,[1] along with the election for the Guam delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives. The Democratic Party won nine of the fifteen seats in the Legislature and maintained control of Guam's delegate seat. The fifteen elected members of the 34th Guam Legislature were inaugurated on January 2, 2017. [2]



Party Votes % Seats +/–
Democratic Party 218,767 55.95% 9
Republican Party 171,768 43.92% 6
Write-in votes 471 0.12
Total 391,006 100 15 0
Registered voters/turnout 51,713 67
Source: [1]




  • Victor Anthony Gaza
  • Armando S. Dominguez


  • Brant Thomas McCreadie (I)
  • Albert John Balajadia
  • James V. Espaldon (I)
  • Jose Acfalle San Agustin
  • William Mendiola Castro
  • Louise Borja Muna
  • Fernando Barcinas Esteves
  • Thomas "Tommy" Aaron Morrison (I)
  • Vicente Anthony "Tony" Ada (I)
  • Frank Flores Blas Jr. (I)
  • Christopher M. Duenas
  • Amanda Francel Blas
  • Mary Camacho Torres (I)
  • Eric Mantanona Palacios
  • Benito Santos Servino


  • Barry Robert Mead
  • Ellery M. Paz

Primary Election

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 August 27, 2016 for both the Democratic and Republican parties. The first fifteen candidates who win the highest votes go on to the General election.

Democratic Party Primary

Democratic Party of Guam primary election, 2016
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Frank B. Aguon Jr. (incumbent) 9,381
Democratic Michael San Nicolas (incumbent) 9,381
Democratic Therese M. Terlaje 9,149
Democratic Benjamin J.F. Cruz (incumbent) 8,221
Democratic Telena M.C. Nelson (incumbent) 7,985
Democratic Dennis G. Rodriguez Jr. (incumbent) 7,736
Democratic Thomas C. Ada (incumbent) 7,270
Democratic Joe Shimizu San Agustin 7,217
Democratic Nerissa Bretania Underwood (incumbent) 7,022
Democratic Tina Muña Barnes (incumbent) 6,869
Democratic Judith Won Pat (incumbent) 6,526
Democratic Regine Biscoe Lee 6,281
Democratic Rory J. Respicio (incumbent) 6,278
Democratic Fred E. Bordallo Jr. 6,014
Democratic Jermaine Alerta 5,562
Democratic Victor Anthony Gaza 4,462
Democratic Armando S. Dominguez 3,649

Eliminated candidates

Two Democratic hopefuls were eliminated in the 2016 primaries:

  • Victor Gaza
  • Armando Dominguez

Republican Party Primary

Republican Party of Guam primary election, 2016
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank F. Blas Jr. (incumbent) 5,315
Republican William M. Castro 5,266
Republican Thomas A. "Tommy" Morrison (incumbent) 5,248
Republican Vicente Anthony "Tony" Ada (incumbent) 5,185
Republican Louise Borja Muna 5,036
Republican James Espaldon (incumbent) 4,996
Republican Christopher M. Duenas (incumbent) 4,796
Republican Mary Camacho Torres (incumbent) 4,543
Republican Eric M. Palacios 3,970
Republican Fernando B. Esteves 3,875
Republican Jose Acfalle San Agustin 3,806
Republican Brant T. McCreadie (incumbent) 3,795
Republican Amanda Francel Blas 3,748
Republican Albert J. "AJ" Balajadia 3,478
Republican Benito S. Servino 3,387
Republican Barry R. Mead 2,680
Republican Ellery M. Paz 2,150

Eliminated candidates

Two Republican hopefuls were eliminated in the 2016 primaries:

  • Barry Mead
  • Ellery Paz

General election results

Following the primaries, there were 26 candidates vying for the 15 seats in the Legislature of Guam. The members are elected at-large with the first 15 winning candidates elected as the new members of the legislature.

2016 Guam legislative election (Top 15 winning candidates)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Frank B. Aguon Jr. (incumbent) 21,070 5.39
Democratic Michael San Nicolas (incumbent) 19,686 5.03
Democratic Therese M. Terlaje (incumbent) 19,681 5.03
Democratic Dennis G. Rodriguez Jr. (incumbent) 17,600 4.50
Democratic Telena M.C. Nelson 16,922 4.33
Republican William Mendiola Castro 15,599 3.99
Republican James Espaldon (incumbent) 14,998 3.84
Democratic Regine Biscoe Lee 14,864 3.80
Republican Mary Camacho Torres (incumbent) 14,792 3.78
Democratic Benjamin J.F. Cruz (incumbent) 14,436 3.69
Republican Louisa Borja Muña 13,666 3.50
Republican Thomas A. "Tommy" Morrison (incumbent) 13,634 3.49
Democratic Thomas C. Ada (incumbent) 13,053 3.34
Republican Fernando Barcinas Esteves 12,982 3.32
Democratic Joe Shimizu San Shimizu 12,532
Democratic Tina Muña Barnes (incumbent) 12,510
Democratic Nerissa Bretania Underwood (incumbent) 12,325
Republican Vicente Anthony "Tony" Ada (incumbent) 12,023
Republican Frank F. Blas Jr. (incumbent) 12,005
Democratic Judith T.P. Won Pat (incumbent) 11,942
Democratic Rory J. Respicio (incumbent) 11,920
Republican Christopher M. Duenas (incumbent) 10,934
Democratic Jermaine Alerta 10,667
Democratic Fred Eugene Bordallo Jr. 9,559
Republican Amanda Francel Blas 9,533
Republican Eric Matanona Palacios 9,451
Republican Benito Santos Servino 9,332
Republican Albert J. Balajadia 8,668
Republican Jose Acfalle San Agustin 7,069
Republican Brant T. McCredie (incumbent) 7,063
Majority n/a
Turnout n/a
Democratic gain from Republican

Incoming Senators to the 34th Guam Legislature

There were 15 senators elected on November 8, 2016 to serve in the 34th Guam Legislature and were inaugurated on January 2, 2017:







  • William Mendiola Castro
  • Louisa Borja Muna
  • Fernando Barcinas Esteves


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