Babauta/Torres supporter Juan I. Tenorio has thrown his political support firmly behind the Heinz and Ray runoff campaign. Tenorio, a former Cabinet official under governor Juan N. Babauta’s administration, said he joins many other Babauta-Torres supporters in breaking away from Babauta’s and Juan S. Torres’ endorsement of the incumbent Inos-Torres team.
“Most of us [the former BT supporters] remain loyal to the compelling reasons for change,” said Tenorio. “We are uniting behind the independent Heinz and Ray gubernatorial campaign, as this campaign represents the best hope for all disaffected and disenfranchised island residents who remain dissatisfied with the status quo.”
Tenorio said he is speaking out because he is “not afraid of IT” and wants to encourage other voters to “forget about IT” in the runoff.
Tenorio said the current administration has been in power for way too long, and that they will continue to exclude the majority from enjoying the benefits of security that they and their followers have enjoyed for 10 years now.
“As a democracy, it’s unhealthy for a political group, whether they call themselves ‘Covenant Party members’ one year or ‘Republicans’ the next, to be in power too long,” said Tenorio.
He also expressed concern about the growing lack of diversity in the investment community. “We have lived side by side with many investors from many places and I worry about losing the diversity that has characterized our economy so far.”
“It is dangerous,” said Tenorio, “to allow one group to dominate our economy and intrude into our political processes in the way that is happening now.”
“Powerful people grow too arrogant, take the people for granted and become too entrenched; it’s ‘HY’ time to restore a functional sense of balance in our democracy, because too many other people have suffered for too long.”
“We have all heard the old saying about how power corrupts,” said Tenorio. “It’s ‘HY’ time to take some of that power back and restore it to the people through Heinz and Ray’s new administration for more accountable, and more independent and transparent government.”