Carlos G. Camacho, First Elected Governor
In 1970, Guåhan elected its first governor, Carlos G. Camacho, a local politician and dentist. He also served as the last presidential appointee in 1969. His term was marked by a great economic boom and major hotel construction projects. Camacho made a concerted effort to bring CHamorus who studied in the US back to work for the local government. Using government resources, he increased economic opportunities by granting incentives and offering various forms of assistance to businesses in the private sector.