The U.S. territory of Guam has elected its first Republican to represent the island as a non-voting delegate to U.S. Congress for the first time in nearly 30 years.
Pacific Daily News reported that Republican Sen. James Moylan, a senator in the island’s legislature, beat former Speaker of the Guam Legislature Judith Won Pat.
The local newspaper said that the projection was based on partial, unofficial results that showed Moylan leading Pat 17,075 votes to 15,427 votes.
“Congratulations to Guam Republican James Moylan for becoming the next delegate to the United States Congress,” The Republican Party said in a statement. “Guam hasn’t sent a Republican to Congress since 1993.”
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