Honoring the Life and Service of Former Umatac Mayor Dean Sanchezby Representative Madeleine Z. Bordallo
Posted on 2013-02-04
in the house of representatives
Monday, February 4, 2013
Ms. BORDALLO. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the life and service
of Dean D. Sanchez, former Mayor of the village of Umatac, Guam. Dean
was born on June 21, 1961, and was one of the seven children of a
former village Chief Commissioner, Vincente Q. Sanchez, and his wife
Priscilla Q. Sanchez. Dean married Jennifer Aguon Sanchez and have two
sons, Alexander Dean and Chance Theo. Dean passed away on January 14,
2013, at the age of 51.
Before Dean was appointed Mayor of Umatac by former Governor Joseph F. Ada in 1991 he served as the Administrative Assistant to late former Mayor T. Topasna. Dean served as Mayor of Umatac until January 1993, after which he returned to his position as Administrative Assistant for former Mayor Daniel Q. Sanchez. In 2008, Dean ran for the position of Mayor and was elected by the residents of Umatac.
As Mayor of Umatac, Dean dedicated his life to serving the residents of his village. He paid particular attention to the wellbeing of the people of Umatac by voicing their concerns, such as the closing of F.Q. Sanchez Elementary and increasing cultural awareness in his participation in hosting Discovery Day festivities in Umatac. In addition to his elected role as Mayor of Umatac, Dean wore many hats and served the entire community of Guam as a member of the Commission on Self Determination; the Guam Product 19 Seal Task Force; the Department of Agriculture Aquatic & Wildlife 20 Resources--Fisheries; Civilian/Military Task Force; Association of Mariana Islands Mayors (AMIM), Vice Mayors, and Elected 22 Municipal Council Members.
Dean will be missed by all who knew and loved him. I extend my condolences to wife Jennifer, his family and loved ones, including his children, Alexander and Chance.