Abel Nazario

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Abel Nazario
Member of the Puerto Rico Senate at large
Assumed office
January 2, 2017
Mayor of Yauco
In office
January 2, 2001 – January 2, 2017
Preceded by Pedro Jaime Torres
Succeeded by Ángel Luis Torres Ortiz
Personal details
Born June 24, 1970
Springfield, Massachusetts
Political party New Progressive Party (PNP)
Residence Yauco, City, Puerto Rico
Alma mater Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico
Occupation Politician

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.[1][2][3][4] Nazario is also the Vicepresident[5] of the PNP and also for the local Grand Old Party[6] (GOP).

Early career[edit]

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.[7] 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).[8][9]


  1. ^ "CEE Event". Retrieved 2015-09-30. 
  2. ^ Elecciones Generales 2000: Alcalde de Yauco on CEEPUR
  3. ^ Elecciones Generales 2004: Alcalde de Yauco on CEEPUR
  4. ^ Elecciones Generales 2008: Alcalde de Yauco on CEEPUR
  5. ^ @Cindy_Andreina, Cindy Burgos. "Pierluisi les sale al paso a los "cizañeros"". Retrieved 2015-09-30. 
  6. ^ "Partido Republicano de Puerto Rico revalida escaños en Asamblea en Yauco". Retrieved 2015-09-30. 
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  8. ^ Alcaldes con unos sueldos de envidia from Primera Hora
  9. ^ Frances Rosario (September 22, 2011). "Los alcaldes penepés son los mejor pagos". El Nuevo Día.