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Frank Aguon

 

Frank Aguon

Frank Aguon, Jr.
Born Frank Blas Aguon, Jr.
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Guam
Occupation Politician
Organization Democratic Party of Guam
Spouse(s) Jennifer Lujan Aguon

Frank Blas Aguon, Jr. (born ?) is a Guamanian Democratic Party of Guam politician. He has served for six terms as a Senator in the Legislature of Guam.[1] Aguon has also run as a candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Guam in the 2006 and 2010 gubernatorial elections. Aguon is formerly the running mate of former Guam Governor Carl Gutierrez in the 2010 election.

Biography

Early life

Aguon is the son of the late father Frank Blas Aguon, Sr. and his mother Marcelina Leon Guerrero Aguon. He was raised on a farm in Guam. Aguon attended St. Francis School and graduated from Father Dueñas Memorial School, a Catholic high school in Mangilao. He received his bachelor's degree in 1988 from the University of Denver.[2] He continued his education and obtained a M.B.A. also from the University of Denver in 1990.[1][2]

Political career

Aguon began working in government in 1988. He has served as the Director of the Guam Department of Commerce, a research analyst and the Chairman of the Guam Territorial Planning Council.[1][2] Aguon enlisted in the Guam Air National Guard in 1999.[1] He was deployed to Afghanistan in 2007 and 2008 as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.[1]

Aguon was first elected as a Senator in the 24th Guam Legislature in 1997.[2]

He has since served six, two years terms in the Legislature.[1]In 2003 Aguon has served as Vice Speaker during one term in office.[1] His committee assignments have included the Committee on Micronesian, Veterans, and Military Affairs as well as the Committee on Education.[2] His current term in the Legislature will expire in January 2015.

Aguon was the running mate of Guam gubernatorial candidate Robert Underwood in 2006. However, the Underwood-Aguon ticket was defeated in the general election by incumbent Republican Governor Felix Camacho and Lieutenant Governor Michael W. Cruz.[3]

In 2010, former Guam Governor Carl Gutierrez chose Aguon as his running mate for Lieutenant Governor in the 2010 gubernatorial election.[4] Gutierrez and Aguon ran unopposed in the primary, marking the first uncontested Democratic primary election for Governor in forty years.[5] Gutierrez and Aguon received 8,140 votes in the primary election.[6]

Gutierrez and Aguon would lose the 2010 general election to Eddie Calvo and Ray Tenorio by 487 votes. Aguon along with Gutierrez would file a lawsuit challenging the recount. In February 2012 Aguon requested to drop the suit.[7]

Personal life

Aguon is currently married to Jennifer Lujan Aguon, who played for the Women's Softball team won a gold medal for Guam at the 1998 Micronesian Games in Palau, Aguon has five children.[1] He is member of St. Francis Roman Catholic Parish on Guam.[2]

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