Honorable Jessie P. Bautista
Jessie P. Bautista was bom on May 13, 1966, to fAntonio G. Bautista and fAugustina A. Perez, and is father to Devin Herrera. He is the 8th child out of 11 children and the brother to Connie, Doris, fBernie, Anita, Anthony, Joseph, Frederick, Therese, Frances and Robert. He was raised in the village of Barrigada where he was first elected Vice Mayor in 2012 and because of his commitment and dedication to make a difference, he has achieved his second term in the November 2016 election. He is a charter member of the Association of Pacific Island Local Governments (APILG), to foster regional municipal government cooperation and networking.
Vice Mayor Bautista graduated from George Washington High School. During his high school years, he worked as a pre-check in agent and an accounts receivable clerk in the visitor industry. After graduation, he attended Downey Community College in California for two years, then returned to Guam. He worked at Guam's AK Yamaha as a supervisor, and later dedicated his life to taking care of his parents for several years.
In the early 2000’s he partnered with a longtime friend, assisting with maintenance and repairs of thirty rental property units. Jessie spearheaded renovations of the units as needed. Concurrently, he managed a road restoration team, working closely with several GovGuam and private entities in the restoration of asphalt and concrete on Guam roads. Jessie believes that the relationships he has built over the years with businesses and their owners will help him obtain the resources to get things done in Barrigada.
Vice Mayor Bautista’s Accomplishments/Projects/Highlights: Vice Mayor Baustista hosted 64 Papau New Guinean Delegates, Honorable Governor Eddie B. Calvo & First Lady Christine Calvo, Congresswoman Madeline Z. Bordallo, Rear Admiral Bette Bolivar and village residents for the 12th Annual Festival of Pacific Arts (Guam) in May, 2016; Vice Mayor Bautista is the current Vice Chairman of the Committee on Stray Animal Round-up, 2012 to present; He has successfully completed the Tobacco Control Enforcer’s Training on September 27, 2016 and the National Emergency Response & Rescue Training Center with the OHS State & Local Government Coordination Preparedness; National Disaster Preparedness Training - Tsunami Awareness; forthcoming of Traffic Signal Light on the intersection of Canada Toto Loop Road and Purple Heart Memorial Highway (Route 8); Compact Impact funding to resurface basketball/volleyball courts and repair of Barrigada Koban, community center facility and lighting; $28,943 in New installation of Sleeping Policeman Speed Humps; Acquired $41,000 from IT&E for the upgrade of the Children’s Park Equipment; Launched an active Neighborhood Watch program to assist in deterring resident break-ins and illegal activity June, 2013; Re-acquisition of Barrigada Koban for the Barrigada Veteran’s Organization; Launched an active Neighborhood Watch program to assist in deterring resident break-ins and illegal activity June, 2013; MCOG Ethics Training for Elected Officials in July, 2013. MCOG Ethics Training for Elected Officials in July, 2013; Re-acquisition of Barrigada Koban for the Barrigada Veteran’s Organization; Non Communicable Disease (NCD) training in 2014; Pioneered the first Village Community Garden in partnership with the Department of Public Health and Social Service. Vice Mayor Jessie believes in teamwork, to achieve a better community of Barrigada.
Traditional Village Name: Barigada • Population: 8,875
• Village Flower: Adelfa or Oleander Roselaurel