• Shelton for Guam

    ABOUT SENATOR AMANDA SHELTON

     

    Senator Amanda L. Shelton currently serves as a senator in the Guam Legislature. She was chosen by her colleagues to serve as Legislative Secretary and Majority Whip and Chairperson of the Committee on Higher Education and the Advancement of Women, Youth, and Senior Citizens.

     

    Senator Shelton is from the village of Asan, is the daughter of the late former Senator Austin "Sonny" Shelton and Gracialla Shinohara Shelton. She is the granddaughter of late pioneering nurse Amanda Guzman Shelton and the late Austin James Shelton. Her grandmother Amanda Guzman Shelton was chief native nurse during the Japanese occupation of Guam in World War II, when Japanese forces took over control of the hospital. When the Japanese military ordered nurses to treat Japanese military personnel before native Chamorros, Shelton would smuggle medicine and medical supplies to local people in order to ensure their well-being.

     

    Shelton graduated from the Academy of Our Lady of Guam in 2008. Shelton has earned a Master Degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Communication from the University of Guam.

     

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    GRANDPARENTS:

    • Amanda “Mac” Guzman and Austin J. Shelton,
    Serafina Quitigua (Familian Carabao) and Gil Torres
    Shinohara


    PARENTS:
    • Senator Austin J. “Sonny”† and
    Gracialla Shinohara Shelton
    SIBLINGS AND SPOUSES:
    • Melinda S. and Ray Slattery; Madeline S. and Rob Cannon;
    Dr. Austin J. Shelton III and
    Lei Shelton

     

    EDUCATION:
    • Master of Public Administration, University of Guam, 2018
    • Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and
    Communications (cum laude), University of Guam, 2012
    • Academy of Our Lady of Guam, 2008

     

    NATIONAL AND LOCAL POLICY EXPERIENCE:
    • Press Secretary, U.S. House of Representatives
    (Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo)
    • Chief of Staff, Guam Legislature (Sen. Dennis Rodriguez, Jr.)
    • Chief Policy Analyst, Committee on Health and Human
    Services, Guam Legislature
    • Democratic Party of Guam, CEC Representative
    • Young Democrats of Guam, Secretary
    • Guam Youth Congress, Legislative Secretary

     

    COMMUNITY SERVICE:
    • GMH Volunteer Association, Corresponding Secretary
    • University of Guam Alumni Association, President
    • Soroptimist International of the Marianas, President
    • Nino Perdido Y Sagrada Familia (Asan) Catholic Church,
    Parish Council Member and CCD Teacher
    • Kamalen Karidat, Volunteer
    • Guam Girl Scouts, Troop Leader
    • AmeriCorps, Member
    • Beauty World Guam Organization, Miss World Guam
    Assistant Pageant Director

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