8 Jan 2019

Guam's first woman governor sworn in

7:25 am on 8 January 2019

Guam has marked a milestone with its first woman governor, Lourdes Leon Guerrero, having taken the oath of office.

Lourdes Leon Guerrero

Lourdes Leon Guerrero Photo: White House official photo

The Pacific Daily News reports the 15-member 35th Legislature, which has record-breaking 10 women senators, was also being sworn in along with other elected officials such as the new attorney general.

A Sunday church service kicked off the four-part gubernatorial inaugural events, estimated to cost $US250,000.

Leon Guerrero, 68, is the first Democrat to become governor in 16 years after her two Republican predecessors each had two terms.

Her Lieutenant Governor is Joshua Tenorio.