Lou Leon Guerrero, A Democrat, Elected First Female Governor Of Guam

Lou Leon Guerrero, A Democrat, Elected First Female Governor Of Guam

Lou Leon Guerrero is the first woman to be elected governor of Guam.

A blue wave came early to the U.S. territory of Guam.

The islands' residents elected Guam's first female governor, Lou Leon Guerrero, on Tuesday. She wants to be Guam's first Democrat to serve as governor since 2003.

The current governor, Republican Eddie Baza Calvo, has served for the last eight years.

Guerrero said, "We are extremely grateful for the opportunity to make a positive change for all of our people," according to Guam's Pacific Daily News.

The unofficial governor-elect was a Democratic lawmaker in the territory's Legislature.

Guam, which became a U.S. territory in 1898, is an island in the western Ocean Pacific almost 4,000 miles from the Hawaiian islands. It is located west of the international date line.

Leon Guerrero, president of the Bank of Guam, and running mate, Josh Tenorio, won the Republican ticket with just over 50 percent of the vote, according to KUAM.

Democrats wants to hold 10 of the Legislature's 15 seats in the next session, Pacific Daily News reported.

Since Guam, like Puerto Rico, is a U.S. Territory and not a state, its residents may not vote for president. It is represented by one non-voting delegate in the House of Representatives.

Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un. After launching several intermediate-range ballistic missiles, North Korea identified Guam as a potential target for an attack on the U.S.. Tensions between the two leaders eased after Trump meets Kim in Singapore in June.

Leon Guerrero, the ninth person elected Governor of Guam, wants to be sworn in early next year.

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