Hagåtña, Guam – Acting Governor Joshua Tenorio issues the following statement on President Biden’s nomination of Judge Johnny Cepeda Gogo for United States Attorney for the District of Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI):

“We thank President Biden for nominating Judge Johnny Gogo to serve the people of Guam and the CNMI. Judge Gogo is a son of Guam with family from Sinajana. 

Judge Gogo began his legal career as an Assistant Attorney General in the Guam Attorney General’s Office prior to joining the Calvo & Clark Law Firm as an associate. After leaving Guam, Judge Gogo worked as a deputy district attorney in Santa Clara for two decades. During his time as a deputy district attorney he prosecuted numerous felony cases, including major narcotics cases. Judge Gogo’s extensive litigation experience will be a valuable asset in Guam’s continuing fight against illegal drugs. 

In 2019, in recognition of his work as a deputy district attorney in Santa Clara, California, Governor Gavin Newsom appointed Judge Gogo to the Superior Court. Judge Gogo has continued to serve the people of California in that position.”


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