|Member of the Puerto Rico Senate at large|
January 2, 2017
|Mayor of Yauco|
January 2, 2001 – January 2, 2017
|Preceded by||Pedro Jaime Torres|
|Succeeded by||Ángel Luis Torres Ortiz|
|Born||June 24, 1970
|Political party||New Progressive Party (PNP)|
|Residence||Yauco, City, Puerto Rico|
|Alma mater||Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico|
Abel Nazario Quiñones (born June 24, 1970) is currently a senator at large of the 26th Senate of Puerto Rico and was mayor of Yauco, Puerto Rico. He was first elected in 2000 representing the New Progressive Party (PNP). He was reelected in 2004, 2008 and 2012. Nazario is also the Vicepresident of the PNP and also for the local Grand Old Party (GOP).
Prior to serving as mayor, Nazario served as staff director of the Senate of Puerto Rico Committee on Tourism, chaired by then-senator Enrique Rodríguez Negrón. As such, he was instrumental in the passage of most of the bills in then executive director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company Luis Fortuño's legislative agenda, including a new Casino Law. Fortuño later on became Governor of Puerto Rico in 2008 in what was the biggest margin of any election in Puerto Rico. On his actual working days, Abel Nazario is known for being one of the many mayors to reduce his salary from $3,000 (2012 amount) to $1,500 (actuall salary).
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