Kumoi: No empty promises

Posted on Oct 04 1999

Reform Party senatorial candidate for Saipan Ramon S. Guerrero, popularly known as Kumoi, on Friday pledged to institute changes in the government once elected into office as he noted the continuous economic crisis and threats of federal takeover confronting the CNMI.

A former executive director of the Commonwealth Utilities Corporation, Guerrero is facing incumbent Sen. Juan P. Tenorio of the Republican Party in a two-way race for a lone Saipan seat in the Senate during the Nov. 6 midterm polls.

Supporters attended a kick-off rally for his campaign last Friday at the Civic Center in Susupe, which also drew other Reform Party bets aiming seats for the House of Representatives.

In the party platform, Reform candidates have promised to address concerns of the community on education, health, power, water, sewer and other infrastructure improvement which the current GOP-dominated government has failed to provide.

“We, the candidates of the CNMI Reform Party are prepared to act upon the people’s concerns rather than talk about them,” they said. “Our commitment to you is to address these concerns with positive results through our actions, not empty promises.”

Reform candidates present during the four-hour event were Joseph M. Palacios, Pete P. Castro, Ben H. Sablan, Josephine DLG. Mesta and Pedro T. Nakatsukasa. Others running under the party’s banner for the Nov. 6 polls are Anicia Q. Tomokane and Joaquin T. Quitugua.

Reform Party, a breakaway group of the Democratic Party, is led by former Gov. Froilan C. Tenorio who has expressed interest to seek the gubernatorial post again in 2001.

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