Frank Blas, Guamanian politician, Died at 75


Frank Flores Blas, Sr. was born on March 20, 1941, and died on August 1, 2016.
He was a Guamanian politician, businessman and member of the Republican Party of Guam.
He served as the Lieutenant Governor of Guam from 1987 until 1995 for two consecutive terms under Governor Joseph Franklin Ada.
Blas initially worked in the private sector for the Mobil Petroleum Company of Guam from 1965 until 1969.
He then became the Director of the Department of Commerce of Guam from 1969 to 1972.
Frank was elected to Legislature of Guam and served as a Senator in 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th and 18th Guam Legislatures from 1974 until 1984.
During 1982, Republican Senator Kurt Moylan teamed with running mate, Senator Frank Blas, to challenge incumbent Republican Governor Paul McDonald Calvo in the primary election.
But, Governor Calvo and his new running mate, Peter F. Perez Jr., easily beat the Moylan-Blas ticket in the Republican primary by 12 percent of the vote.
Ultimately, Governor Calvo lost to Democrat Ricardo Bordallo in the November 1982 general election.
He left elected office in January 1995 when he retired as Lieutenant Governor after two terms.
Frank Blas passed away at 75 years old.