Guam Elects First Republican Representative Since 1990

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Sarah Wilder Social Issues Reporter
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Guam elected its first Republican delegate to the U.S. Congress since 1990, after James Moylan defeated Democrat opponent Judi Won Pat on Tuesday, according to unofficial results from the Guam Election Commission.

With a 55% voter turnout, Moylan defeated Won Pat by 5 points. Guam delegates don’t have voting power in the U.S. Congress, but have floor privileges and can participate in certain House functions. (RELATED: DeSantis Admin Official Blocks DOJ From ‘Observing’ Florida Elections)

Moylan filed his candidacy for delegacy in June, with roughly 800 signatures supporting the move.

Moylan has focused on economic issues as he made his bid to voters for the delegacy.

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“Mainly, we’ll be looking at the economy … how can we help our people here on Guam with the cost of goods from electricity to gas to food, most especially,” Moylan told reporters when filing for candidacy. “These are things that we are already dealing with, but now we’ll be looking at it as a federal issue.”

The last Republican to serve in the position was T. H. Ben Garrido Blaz, who served from 1985 – 1993.