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Elected the 9th Governor of Guam in 2018. She is the first Pacific Islander woman to serve as a state or territorial governor in the U.S.
Early Years: Born in Guam in 1950.
Education: Attended Academy of Our Lady of Guam High School and moved to California to earn her bachelor’s degree in nursing at California State University, Los Angeles and her master’s degree in public health at UCLA.
Career: Leon Guerrero was elected the 9th Governor of Guam in 2018. She is the first Pacific Islander woman to serve as a state or territorial governor in the U.S. Prior to that, the nurse and Guam Senator most recently served as the Chairwoman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President of the Bank of Guam and BankGuam Holding Company.
Nickname: Land of the Chamorro
Size: The state covers 210 square miles
Economic drivers: tourism, Department of Defense installations
Did you know? Guam's motto, "Where America's Day Begins," refers to its geographic location—it is on the other side of the International Dateline from Hawaii, and therefore a day ahead of the rest of the U.S.