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Governor of Guam 2011- Present

Eddie Baza Calvo (1961 — ), a Republican, the thirteenth civilian Governor of Guam is now severing a second term. He was first elected in 2010 by a slim margin and sworn into office in January 2011 having defeated Democrat former Governor Carl T.C. Gutierrez and his running mate former Senator Frank Aguon Jr. in the 2010 gubernatorial election.

He won a second term, this time garnering 63.7 percent of the vote in 2014. Calvo-Tenorio defeated former Governor Carl T.C. Gutierrez and his running mate, attorney Gary Gumataotao. Ray Tenorio, also a former senator, is his Lieutenant Governor. They were sworn into office 5 Jan. 2015.

Four years ago, Calvo was sworn-into office  just as the sun was setting. “I asked you to look up at the stars, then I told you that what shines brighter is the light from within – that’s where we started: with you,” he stated. Monday morning on the lawns of Adelup before hundreds of people and the sun this time shining bright, Calvo took the oath of office to once again serve the people of Guam.

“This vision means one thing ladies and gentlemen, we have a lot of work to do – this is not simply a Calvo/Tenorio agenda or a Government of Guam effort. This is our journey to the Guamanian Dream,” he stated.

Calvo said there was lots of uncertainty on Guam – whether it be about society, the economy, the government and even about family life. Today, however ,was a much different situation. “For the first time in two decades, our financial house is in order,” he said.

From higher wages to more people working to a brighter economic outlook, Governor Calvo said history was made over the past four years and it can be made again with this administration.

“Our calling is to serve the voiceless and defenseless, the poor and the outcast, the frail and the weak. For what good does it serve if we build this beautiful city and fill the treasurer with abundance, if there are still children neglected, our elderly forgotten, and our families are broken by strife? How we improve the lot of the least of our brothers and sisters will determine whether we have really attained the Guamanian Dream,” Calvo said.

Calvo, born 29 August 1961, is the son of Governor Paul McDonald Calvo, who was the Governor of Guam from 1979 until 1983, and Rosa Herrero Baza. Calvo attended Father Duenas Memorial School before moving to California, where he graduated from St. Francis High School in Mountain View, California, in 1979. Calvo earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California in 1983.

He is married to Christine Lujan Sonido. The couple has six children: Eddie, Vinson, Rosae, PJ, Melva and Celine.

Career

Before entering politics Calvo worked in the private sector for fifteen years as the general manager of the Pacific Construction Company and the Vice President and General Manager of the Pepsi Bottling Company of Guam.

Calvo was first elected as a Senator in the Guam Legislature in 1998, taking office in 1999. He was elected to five terms in office (with a two-year break after his defeat in 2002). Calvo has served as the Vice Speaker of the Legislature.

In 2002, Calvo ran for Lieutenant Governor of Guam as the running mate of Republican gubernatorial candidate, Speaker Antonio Unpingco. The Unpingco-Calvo ticket, however, was defeated in the Republican primary election by gubernatorial candidate Felix Camacho and Kaleo Moylan, who went on to win the election in the 2002 general election.

By Shannon J. Murphy