16th Legislative Assembly of Puerto Rico

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The 16th Legislative Assembly of Puerto Rico will meet from January 2, 2009, to January 1, 2013. All members of the House of Representatives and the Senate were elected in the General Elections of 2008. The House and the Senate both have a majority of members from the New Progressive Party.

Leadership[edit]

Senate[edit]

Office Senator Party District
President Thomas Rivera Schatz PNP At-Large
Vice President Margarita Nolasco PNP At-Large
Majority Leader Roberto Arango (2009-2011) PNP District I
Larry Seilhamer (2011–present) PNP District V
Minority Leader Jose Luis Dalmau PPD District VII

House of Representatives[edit]

Office Representative Party District
Speaker of the House Jennifer Gonzalez PNP At-Large
Speaker Pro Tem Gabriel Rodriguez Aguilo PNP District 13
Majority Leader Rolando Crespo (2008-2011) PNP At-large
Johnny Méndez (2011–present) PNP District 36
Minority Leader Hector Ferrer PPD At-Large

Changes in membership[edit]

Senate[edit]

District
Former senator Reason for change Successor Date of successor's
installation
VIII - Carolina Héctor Martínez Resigned March 12, 2011 after being found guilty for corruption.[1] Roger Iglesias June 25, 2011
I - San Juan Roberto Arango Resigned August 28, 2011 after personal scandal.[2] Liza Fernández May 10, 2012[3]
VI - Guayama Antonio Soto Díaz Resigned September 14, 2011 due to investigation on his campaign finances.[4] Miguel A. Rodríguez May 10, 2012[3]
At-large Eder Ortíz Resigned December 31, 2011 to become PPD Electoral Commissioner.[5] Angel Rodríguez Otero August 24, 2012[6]

House of Representatives[edit]

District
Former senator Reason for change Successor Date of successor's
installation
At-large Iris Miriam Ruíz Resigned on March 1, 2010 after being appointed Ombudswoman.[7] José Torres Zamora June 2, 2010
16 Iván Rodríguez Traverzo Expelled on December 10, 2010 after accusations of bribery.[8] Eric Alfaro April 11, 2011
At-large Luis Farinacci Resigned January 19, 2011 after allegations of domestic violence.[9] Pedro A. Rodríguez March 3, 2011
At-large Rolando Crespo Resigned February 27, 2011 after positive drug test.[10] José Enrique Meléndez May 23, 2011
At-large Héctor Ferrer Resigned March 15, 2012 after allegations of domestic abuse.[11] Eduardo Ferrer May 24, 2012
4 Liza Fernández Resigned to fill vacant seat in the Senate of Puerto Rico. Víctor Parés May 24, 2012

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fortuño exige la renuncia de Martínez[permanent dead link] on El Vocero (March 7, 2011)
  2. ^ Renuncia el Senador Roberto Arango on El Nuevo Día; Rodríguez Sánchez, Israel (August 28, 2011)
  3. ^ a b "Wapa Televisión on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2017-03-20.
  4. ^ El Chuchín renuncia a su escaño en el Senado on El Nuevo Día (September 14, 2011)
  5. ^ Alvarez Jaimes, Yennifer (December 20, 2011). "Eder Ortíz renuncia al Senado". El Vocero.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Muñiz, Alba (August 24, 2012). "Senado juramenta a Angel Rodríguez como nuevo senador del PPD". Primera Hora.
  7. ^ "Confirmada Iris Miriam Ruiz como procuradora del Ciudadano". Primera Hora (Puerto Rico). 2 March 2010. Retrieved 3 February 2011.
  8. ^ "Informe de pesquisa contra Iván Rodríguez Traverzo está a punto de caramelo". Primera Hora (Puerto Rico). 15 December 2010. Retrieved 26 December 2010.
  9. ^ Renuncia el representante Luis Farinacci on Primera Hora (January 19, 2011)
  10. ^ Rolando Crespo oficializa su renuncia a la Cámara on El Nuevo Día (February 27, 2011)
  11. ^ Renuncia de Héctor Ferrer dejaría tres vacantes on El Nuevo Día (February 24, 2012)

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