Honorable Thomas J. Duenas
Thomas Joseph Francisco Duenas, also known as Tommy/Tom, was born to Jose Pablo Duenas (Familian “Dimas”) and Maria Cabrera Francisco Duenas (Familian “JO”) on December 3, 1966. He was raised in Mangilao with his four siblings: Angela, Patricia (deceased), Matthew and Therese. He is married to Joann Sablan Duenas and together they have four children: Aikani Jesse,
Joseph Thomas, Felicia Marie and Rico Anthony. His parents-in-law are Antonio Palomo Ulloa Sablan (Familian “Te / Sam / Yomuk”) and Felicita Cruz Leon Sablan (Familian Pinalek / Mafongfung).
Education: Tommy attended Price Elementary then Barrigada Junior High (known as Untalan Middle School) and graduated from George Washington High school in 1984. Tommy attended Guam Community College to further his technical trade of Refrigeration Mechanic.
Work Experience: After high school, Tommy worked at the Mangilao Mayor’s office under the guidance Commissioner Nicolas “Nick” Francisco and Mayor Nonito “Nito” Blas. After leaving the Mayor’s office,
Tommy worked for two private Navy Contractors, HFM and Bombs Away, where he was assigned to conduct inventory on military ordnance. Tommy then went to work for Guam Power Authority in 2001, as a Maintenance worker. He then transferred to Department of Public Works as a Refrigeration Mechanic in 2004 until when he left the department as a Refrigeration Mechanic Leader I in 2016. Through his job at DPW, he also assisted Guam Department of Education in completing various projects throughout the different schools and assisting with the Island-wide Bus Shelter Restoration. In addition, Tommy assisted the Government House with their Christmas Lighting projects, Micronesia Island Fair at Ypao Beach and Guam Cancer Relay at George Washington High School with electrical connections for their customer use.
Community Involvement: Tommy’s love for the game of baseball brought him to play in California, Utah and Arizona as a representative of Team Guam and then playing for the Guam Major League with the following teams: Guam Community College Tradesman, Pepsi Giants, Miller Lite, AK Islanders and Exxon Tigers, where he has won several championships. Tommy’s career in baseball has continued into the Guam Master’s Baseball league where he has played with several teams such as Maimai Marlins, Chalan Pago Silverados, Yona Redhawks, and Guahan Old School. He also coached various Mangilao Cal Ripken Baseball League teams. Additionally, Tommy was the assistant coach for the Mangilao team that represented Central East Little League Baseball - Majors Division. Team Guam became the Pacific Champions and proceeded to the 2005 Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. As well, he coached Little League Baseball - Big League Division and accompanied the Team Guam - the Asia Pacific Champions to the 2009 Big League World Series in Easley South Carolina.
Traditional Village Name: Mangilao • Population: 15,191
• Village Flower: Red Rose or Rock Rose