Second Political Status Commission
The 13th Guam Legislature created the second Political Status Commission in 1975. The commission was tasked with educating the public about the political status options and open negotiations with the federal government. The new law identified the specific problems the commission was to try and resolve such as shipping, immigration, greater regional participation and other restrictions to Guåhan’s economy as a result of federal controls. This Political Status Commission was composed of 15 members from both political parties and two village commissioners (mayors). Republican Senator Frank Blas was the Chair and members were Edward Duenas, Thomas V. C. Tanaka, Jr., former Lt. Governor Kurt Moylan, Dr. Pedro Sanchez, and Democrats Carl T. C. Gutierrez, Adrian Sanchez, Francisco R. Santos, Edward Charfauros, Delfina Aguigui, James McDonald, Eugene Ramsey and Joseph Rios. Later a law expanded the membership to include appointees from the Commissioners’ Council Gregorio A. Calvo and Roman Quinata.