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Lou Leon Guerrero ‘breaks the glass ceiling’

SHE broke the glass ceiling, Bank of Guam regional manager Marcie Tomokane said, referring to Lou Leon Guerrero, who has been elected as Guam’s first female governor.

Leon Guerrero, who will be 68 on Nov. 12, announced her leave of absence from her position as president and chief executive officer of the bank to campaign for governor.

According to Tomokane, “We never doubted she would win since first announcing her interest to help the people of Guam by running as their governor.”

She added, “Being a former nurse is a testament of the kind heart that Lou has, and the willingness to care and nurture people is deeply rooted in her.”

Her extensive financial knowledge and experience, moreover, “makes Lou a powerhouse who can make things happen.”

“Guam will be great again,” Tomokane added.

For her part, former CNMI Education Commissioner Dr. Rita Sablan said “the role of women in the region is certainly changing.”

Sablan is the running-mate of independent gubernatorial candidate Juan N. Babauta.

She said Leon Guerrero’s election victory is an indication that “the political landscape is taking on a new direction in our region, and women are no longer taking the back seat — they want the very best for their people and island communities.”

“Besides Lou Leon Guerrero as the newly elected governor of Guam, we also have Ms Hilda Heine, president of the Republic of Marshalls,” Sablan said.

“We have several women in legislative offices now which tells us that the role of women is certainly changing, and it’s for the best.”