24th Senate of Puerto Rico

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24th Senate of Puerto Rico
Senate of Puerto Rico parliament.jpg
In session
January 2, 2009 – January 1, 2013
Leadership
President Thomas Rivera Schatz
President pro tem Margarita Nolasco
Majority Leader Larry Seilhamer
Majority Whip Lucy Arce
Minority Leader José Luis Dalmau
Minority Whip Eduardo Bhatia
Non-officers
Secretary Brunilda Ortíz
Sergeant-at-Arms Billy Sánchez
Structure
Seats 31 voting members
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Parties represented      PNP
     PPD
Length of term 4 years
Elections
Legislature
16th Legislative Assembly of Puerto Rico
Lower house
28th House of Representatives of Puerto Rico
Sessions
1st January 14, 2009 – January 12, 2010
2nd January 13, 2010 – January 11, 2011
3rd January 12, 2011 – January 10, 2012
4th January 11, 2012 – January 1, 2013
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The 24th Senate of Puerto Rico was the upper house of the 16th Legislative Assembly of Puerto Rico that met from January 2, 2009 to January 1, 2013. All members were elected in the General Elections of 2008. The Senate had a majority of members from the New Progressive Party (PNP).

The body is counterparted by the 28th House of Representatives of Puerto Rico in the lower house.

Leadership[edit]

Position Name Party District
President of the Senate Thomas Rivera Schatz PNP At-Large
President pro Tempore Margarita Nolasco Santiago PNP At-Large
Majority Leader Larry Seilhamer Rodríguez PNP V
Majority Whip Luz Arce Ferrer PNP At-large
Minority Leader José Luis Dalmau PPD At-Large
Minority Whip Eduardo Bhatia PPD At-Large

Members[edit]

Summary[edit]

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
PNP PPD Ind Vacant
End of previous legislature 17 9 1 27 0
Begin 22 8 0 31 0
January 28, 2012[1] 20 28 3
Latest voting share 72.4% 27.6%

Membership[edit]

District Name Party
I - San Juan Liza Fernández Rodríguez PNP
Kimmey Raschke Martínez PNP
II - Bayamón Migdalia Padilla Alvelo PNP
Carmelo Ríos Santiago PNP
III - Arecibo José Emilio González Velázquez PNP
Angel Martínez Santiago PNP
IV - Mayagüez-Aguadilla Luis Daniel Muñiz Cortes PNP
Evelyn Vázquez Nieves PNP
V - Ponce Luis A. Berdiel Rivera PNP
Larry Seilhamer Rodriguez PNP
VI - Guayama Miguel Rodríguez PNP
Carlos J. Torres Torres PNP
VII - Humacao José R. Díaz Hernández PNP
Luz M. Santiago Gonzalez PNP
VIII - Carolina Roger Iglesias PNP
Lornna Soto Villanueva PNP
At-Large Luz Arce Ferrer PNP
Eduardo Bhatia PPD
Norma Burgos PNP
José Luis Dalmau PPD
Antonio Fas Alzamora PPD
Alejandro García Padilla PPD
Sila María González Calderón PPD
Juan Eugenio Hernández Mayoral PPD
Margarita Nolasco Santiago PNP
Angel Rodríguez Otero PPD
Itzamar Peña Ramírez PNP
Thomas Rivera Schatz PNP
Melinda Romero Donnelly PNP
Cirilo Tirado Rivera PPD
Jorge Suárez Cáceres PPD
Party Pre-Election
Seats
District
Votes
District
Seats
% of
Votes
At-Large
Votes
At-Large
Seats
% of
Votes
+/- Total
New Progressive 17 1,887,968 11 52.72 913,907 6 48.4 +5 22
Popular Democratic 9 1,535,545 5 42.88 818,770 4 43.4 -4 5
Puerto Rican Independence 1 76,555 0 2.14 82,577 1 4.41 0 0
Puerto Ricans for Puerto Rico 0 79,386 0 2.21 37,457 0 2.92 0 0
Independent 0 - 0 0.0 16,269 0 0.87 0 0
Others 0 1,572 0 0.0 549 0 0.00 0 0
 Total 27 3,581,026 16 1,869,529 11 27

References[edit]

  1. ^ New Progressive Roberto Arango (District I) resigned [1]