Statement of Régine Biscoe Lee
Announcement of Candidacy for 2016 Election Cycle
(Hagåtña, Guam) Thursday, January 28, 2016 — Tomorrow, I plan to be one of the first at the Guam Election Commission to pick up a candidate package for the upcoming 2016 cycle.
As a daughter of Guam, I’m excited to put my experience and accomplishments before the people of Guam. I look forward to the opportunity to share my ideas and contribute to Guam’s future and its success.
I will be running as a Democrat because I believe in the party’s values and principles for our community. This is my first time running for elected office, but I’m no stranger to hard work or public service. I believe Guam is in the midst of challenging times and I know I can make a difference.
I was raised in the village of Barrigada by my parents who taught me respect. Throughout my career I have been resourceful to the benefit our community. I will be relentless as a Senator in fighting for our island and our families.
Respectful. Resourceful. Relentless.
Régine Biscoe Lee.
Born and raised on Guam, Régine Biscoe Lee is a Public Relations/Marketing professional and community advocate and has served in both the public and private sector. In 2009, Régine was named one of the “100 Most Influential Women in the U.S.” by the Filipina Women’s Network for her work on behalf of the rights of WWII Filipino Veterans. In 2011, she received a FLAG (Filipino Ladies Association of Guam) Sampaguita Award and was elected delegate for Guam to the 2012 Democratic National Convention. In January 2015, Régine was named the Guam Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Reina A. Leddy Young Professional of the Year.
After over a decade of education and political work in the U.S., Régine returned home to use her experience in policy and constituent advocacy to benefit the people of Guam. In the seven years since returning, she has publicly served as Policy Advisor for Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo (D-Gu) and Chief of Staff for Senator Tina Muña Barnes, as well as a consultant to local and federal government agencies and various local businesses. Régine currently serves as Chairwoman of the Board at Sanctuary, Incorporated of Guam, as Board Secretary of Breaking the Cycle – Guam, as a member of the Guam Women’s Club and volunteer for Guam Cancer Care, the Guam Young Professionals, the Guam Girl Scouts, Micronesian Conservation Coalition and other civic organizations. Ms. Lee is a graduate of the Academy of Our Lady of Guam and the University of Washington. Régine & her husband, Andy reside in Tumon with their daughters, Mia & Nina.