Biography

Lieutenant Governor of Guam
Ray Tenorio

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Ray Tenorio was born in 1965 to Helen V. Tenorio, who later married the late Romeo Mantanona Tenorio, Ray’s dad. His five children: LaDonna, Nicole, Ray Jr., Rome Scott and Richard, and now six grand children are the heart and soul of his life, and his inspiration to improve Guam for the next generation.
 
He spent three decades working for the people of Guam, channeling his passion for our island into a humble career of public service. From putting his life on the line by keeping our neighborhoods safe as a police officer, to voicing our community’s concerns in the Guam Legislature, Ray Tenorio embodies the leadership, experience and courage our island needs to move Guam in the right direction.
 
Ray Tenorio is committed to improving our government because he loves his island home. As a graduate of George Washington High School and the 23rd Criminal Justice Academy at Guam Community College, his education and subsequent police career at the Guam Police Department inspired him to continue his studies. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration in 2000 and his Master’s of Public Administration in 2011, both from the University of Guam.
 
In 2002, Ray Tenorio took his public service career to the next level, successfully winning his first bid for elected office in the 27th Guam Legislature. He assured the people, “No empty promises. Just work hard,” and that’s what he did. Ray Tenorio fulfilled his commitment as a leader by accomplishing more than he set out to do, by fighting for what is right and giving back to the community he loves. As a result, he twice garnered the highest votes and lived up to the peoples’ confidence.
 
People trust Ray Tenorio because they know he says what he means and does what he says. He is a man of the people; working hard all his life to succeed and ensuring opportunities for success are available to everyone. He has served tirelessly to champion policies, law and public safety initiatives in the best interest of our community and the future of our island.
 
In 2010, Ray Tenorio ran a successful campaign for Lieutenant Governor with his colleague, then Senator now Governor, Edward Baza Calvo, in the closest election in Guam’s history. As Lieutenant Governor, Ray has overseen a great many areas, including Public Safety, the Guam State Clearinghouse, and the Islandwide Beautification Task Force. During Ray’s first four years as Lieutenant Governor, all public safety agencies enjoyed dramatic improvements, more federal funds and grants have been obtained and optimized, and an already beautiful island has become even more so.
 
Today, he is continuing his mission to help shape the vision for Guam’s future. Throughout his life, Ray Tenorio has been an advocate for stronger laws to advance education, prevent crime, and protect individuals. He implemented initiatives to support Guam’s growth, increase government accountability, and demand better service. His policies for enhanced fiscal responsibility, transparency, and commitment to making tough decisions will ensure that Guam and her people are poised through maximized opportunities to take on the challenges ahead.
 
After four productive years serving as Lieutenant Governor, Ray was re-elected to serve along side Governor Calvo for another four years in a historic successful election. Governor Calvo and Lieutenant Governor Tenorio were sworn in and began their second term on January 5, 2015.