Eddie Baza Calvo was sworn in as governor of Guam on January 3, 2011 and was re-elected in 2014.
Calvo is the son of Governor Paul McDonald Calvo, who served as the governor of Guam from 1979 until 1983. He worked in the private sector as the general manager for both the Pacific Construction Company and the Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. of Guam before entering politics in the late 1990s. Calvo was elected for five consecutive terms in the Guam legislature, serving as vice speaker and acting speaker during his tenure.
Calvo received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the College of Notre Dame in Belmont, California. He and his wife, Christine, have six children.
Christine Sonido Calvo is a native of Guam and a graduate of Notre Dame High School in Talofofo, Guam. She is president and owner of Todu Marketing LLC, a small graphic and printing business.
The first lady’s initiatives reflect her deep commitment to family and children, particularly at-risk youth. She co-chairs the Guam Early Learning Council, serves as honorary chairperson of AmeriCorps and plans to assist with programs aimed at both adult and children’s reading aptitude. She and her husband, Governor Eddie Baza Calvo, are fully committed to the systems-of-care concept and advocating in support of children with special needs and their families.
The first lady also will be leading efforts to enhance sports tourism. She is manager of the Guam Rugby Football Union and Women’s Team and has led Guam athletes to regional and international competitions and victories. She also is the head coach of the Academy of Our Lady of Guam and the St. Francis Catholic School girls’ rugby teams.
The Calvos have six children: Edward, Vinson, Rosae, Paul Jerome, Melva and Celine, and the first lady is deeply involved in her children’s educational upbringing, serving as a volunteer for numerous school activities. In addition, she is honorary chairperson of the Guam Memorial Hospital Volunteers Association and is an honorary member of the Filipino Ladies Association of Guam.