Lou Leon Guerrero Net Worth, Family, Husband, Education, Children, Age, Biography and Political Career

Lou Leon Guerrero Net Worth

Lou Leon Guerrero is us Governor of Guam since 2019 know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children, Education and Career Earnings

Quick Facts

Name

Lou Leon Guerrero

Category

Governor

Birthday

1950-11-08

Spouse

Jeffrey Cook

Education

California State University, Los Angeles (BS)
University of California, Los Angeles (MPH)
University of Washington (GrDip)

Country / Nationality

United States

State / Province

Guam

Party

Democratic

Net Worth

$ 200 Million

Lourdes Aflague “Lou” Leon Guerrero is a Guamanian politician, nurse, and businesswoman serving as the 9th Governor of Guam since 2019. Leon Guerrero served 5 terms as a senator in the Guam Legislature from 1995 to 2007 and served for 14 years as President and CEO of the Bank of Guam.

Leon Guerrero grew up in Guam, earned a BS in Nursing from California State University in 1973 and an MPH from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1979.

After working as a nurse in California and the Guam Memorial Hospital for several years, Leon Guerrero worked for Family Health Plan clinic and became its Director of Operations before her entry into public service. Leon Guerrero served as Senator in 5 separate legislative terms from 1995 to 2007. She was Senator Thomas C. Adas running mate during the 1998 Democratic gubernatorial primary against the incumbent Gutierrez-Bordallo ticket.

Leon Guerrero left public service in 2007 to serve as President and CEO of the Bank of Guam until 2017, when she began her successful campaign for Governor of Guam with running mate Josh Tenorio. Leon Guerrero has served as Governor since her inauguration in 2019.

Lou Leon Guerrero Net Worth

Lou Leon Guerrero Net Worth is $ 200 Million in 2021.

Lou Leon Guerrero Family

Born in Guam, Lou Leon Guerrero is the daughter of Jesus Sablan Leon Guerrero (1927–2002), founder of the Bank of Guam, and Eugenia Calvo Aflague Leon Guerrero. She has two brothers, Jesse and Anthony (1952–2005).

Lou Leon Guerrero Husband and Children

Guerrero married attorney Jeff Cook. She has two children, Joaquin and Mariana and seven grandchildren.

Lou Leon Guerrero Career and Achievement

Lou Leon Guerrero worked as a staff nurse at Santa Monica Hospital in Santa Monica, California, US before returning to Guam in 1980. She worked at Guam Memorial Hospital in 1980, eventually becoming the hospitals assistant nursing director. She then went to work at the Family Health Plan clinic and served as Director of Operations (1990–1994).

In 1989, Lou Leon Guerrero, as the president of the Guam Nurses Association, provided the sole testimony from a Chamoru woman against Bill 848, a legislative measure intended to outlaw abortion on the island. In politics, Leon Guerrero served as a senator of the 23rd, 24th, 26th, 27th, and the 28th Guam Legislatures.

Legislative Career

Entry to the Guam Legislature (1995–1999)

23rd Guam Legislature

Lou Leon Guerrero first ran to become senator in the Guam Legislature in 1994. Leon Guerrero advanced to the general election after having placed 9th, with 10,611 votes, in a field of 30 candidates in the Democratic Party of Guams legislative primary election held on September 3, 1994. Leon Guerrero won election, receiving 20,168 votes and placing 9th in the general election on November 8, 1994. Leon Guerrero was inaugurated to serve in the 23rd Guam Legislature on Monday, January 2, 1995. During her first term in the Guam Legislature, Leon Guerrero was in the majority and sponsored or co-sponsored 18 public laws.

24th Guam Legislature

Lou Leon Guerrero ran for reelection into the 24th Guam Legislature in 1996. Leon Guerrero advanced to the general election after having placed 12th, with 10,185 votes, in a field of 31 candidates in the democratic primary election of September 7, 1996. She won reelection, receiving 20,050 votes and placing 8th in the general election on November 5, 1996. As a minority member of the 24th Guam Legislature, Leon Guerrero sponsored or cosponsored 6 public laws.

Return to the Guam Legislature (2001–2007)

26th Guam Legislature

Lou Leon Guerrero returned to public service in 2000, when she ran for a seat in the 26th Guam Legislature. The legislative primary election was cancelled that year, so Leon Guerrero automatically advanced to the general election held on November 7, 2000. She secured a seat in the legislature by placing 5th in the legislative general election with 18,748 votes. As a minority member of the 26th Guam Legislature, Leon Guerrero sponsored 5 public laws.

27th Guam Legislature

Lou Leon Guerrero stood for election in the 27th Guam Legislature in 2002. Leon Guerrero advanced to the general election after placing 3rd in the Democratic primary election on September 7, 2002 with 14,112 votes. Leon Guerrero placed 5th in the general election on November 5, 2002 with 23,651 votes. As a majority member of the 27th Guam Legislature, Leon Guerrero sponsored 21 public laws.

28th Guam Legislature

Lou Leon Guerrero ran for re-election into the 28th Guam Legislature in 2004. After placing fourth in the Democratic primary election on September 7, 2004 with 7,983 votes, Leon Guerrero advanced to the general election. Leon Guerrero was elected into the 28th Guam Legislature, placing 14th and garnering 14,853 votes in the general election on November 2, 2004. During this term she authored 27 bills, 9 of which became public laws. As a senator in the 28th Guam Legislature.

Legislative Accomplishments

Lou Leon Guerrero authored the public law which created the Healthy Futures Fund, which currently funds medical care and cancer research in Guam. In addition, she introduced and secured the passage of the Natasha Protection Act, which regulates public smoking.

Business Career

In 2007, Leon Guerrero was honored as Guams Small Business Administrations Women in Business Champion. She then attended Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington, graduating from its program in 2009. Succeeding her father and her brother, Leon Guerrero is the Chairwoman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President of the Bank of Guam. In August 2011, she was appointed director of the BankGuam Holding Company, and is also a director at Teleguam Holdings, LLC. Leon Guerrero was deemed Guam’s 2010 Executive of the Year by Guam Business Magazine.

Governor of Guam (2019–Present)

Lou Leon Guerrero was inaugurated on January 7, 2019, as the 9th Governor of Guam at the University of Guam Calvo Field House in Mangilao.

Policy Initiatives

Responsibly Raising the Minimum Wage

Leon Guerrero expressed her support for a proposal to raise Guams minimum wage to $9.25 in September 2019. She signed the bill increasing in the minimum wage in stages in October 2019. The first stage, increasing the minimum wage to $8.75 per hour went into effect in March 2020. A bill has since been passed and signed into law by Governor Guerrero delaying the increase in the minimum wage by 6 months, to reduce its impact to businesses during the Covid-19 Pandemic. However, the minimum wage is still set to reach $9.25 per hour in September 2021.

War claims advance payments to World War II Survivors

Speaker Tina Rose Muña Barnes introduced a bill to expedite the payment of war claims to survivors of atrocities committed on Guam during World War II in July 2019. In October 2019, the Lieutenant Governor Josh Tenorio and Chief of Staff Tony Babauta visited Washington, D.C., to lobby for war claims, among other administration initiatives. Congressman Michael San Nicolas claimed that the local bill to pay war claims was a sham.

Leon Guerrero signed the war claims bill into law on January 3, 2020. The first war claims checks were distributed at a ceremony on January 29, 2020. By February, hundreds of Guam World War II survivors received their compensation through the local advance payment system.

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