Tenorio responds to speculations of a possible political runWritten by Janela Carrera
Guam - Court Administrator Josh Tenorio is hinting at a possibility of politics in his future, fueling speculation that a run may be possible.
He’s no stranger to politics. He served as the Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Carl Gutierrez and the Chief of Staff to Speaker BJ Cruz when Cruz was the vice speaker. Then he went into the judicial branch, serving first as the Judiciary’s director of policy planning and community relations before being promoted to administrator.
On Wednesday, he announced that he will be leaving the Judiciary effective January 13.
"Let me just say that it’s been an honor, a distinct honor to be the court administrator. I love this job. It’s been one of the best, most rewarding posts that I’ve ever had in the government," said Tenorio.
His resignation letter to Chief Justice Robert Torres does not cite a reason for his departure.
"Being the court administrator also means that I’m very limited in what I’m able to get involved in and over the last five years, I’ve not been involved in the community activities that normally I’ve been involved in and so after this year these last few months thinking about what kind of things that I might wanna get involved in, it made me decide that it was time for me to leave the court and get into looking into what else is going on in the island and see where my path takes me.
Tenorio tells us that he’ll be working for another company after he leaves the judiciary and that an announcement is forthcoming. But as far as speculation as to a political run, this is what he had to say:
"As far as aspirations, I’m not allowed to talk about politics until after the 13th but if we’re speculating I would say that it’s something that I’ve been involved with in the past and it’s certainly something that I’ll be looking at probably talking to a lot of family and friends and seeing what their opinions and what their advice would be," Tenorio said.
PNC: "You’re no stranger to politics in Guam."
"Right, that’s true. I’m one of the people that has been--I’m heavy in the policy side," he said.
Tenorio began working as the DPPCR in 2011 and then at the start of 2014 took over as the court administrator.