Aníbal Vega Borges

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Aníbal Vega Borges
Mayor of Toa Baja
In office
January 2, 2005 – June 30, 2016
Preceded by Víctor Santiago Díaz
Minority Speaker of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives
In office
2002-2005
Preceded by Edison Misla Aldarondo
Succeeded by Héctor Ferrer
Member of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives for District 10
In office
1993-2005
Succeeded by Bernardo Márquez García
Personal details
Born (1957-06-21) June 21, 1957 (age 59)
Río Piedras, Puerto Rico
Political party New Progressive Party (PNP)
Spouse(s) Nydia Ivelisse Rivera
Residence Toa Baja, PR
Occupation Politician

Aníbal Vega Borges is a Puerto Rican politician and was mayor of Toa Baja until June 30, 2016. He also served as a member of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives from 1993 to 2005.

Vega Borges was elected as a representative for District 10 at the 1992 general elections. He was reelected in 1996 and 2000.[1]

He completed his secondary education at the Caribbean University at Bayamon. While working in private enterprise and public service, he continued his studies in the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico Ponce. In 1986, he obtained the degree of Juris Doctor. Exercise in private practice at the same time that continued graduate studies at the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico and at the University of Valladolid in Spain, obtaining the Ph.d. in law degree.

Vega Borges was elected as mayor of Toa Baja at the 2004 general elections.[2] He was reelected in 2008[3] receiving more than 70% of the votes. He was the mayor with the largest margin of victory.[4]

In 2016, Vega Borges was defeated by Bernardo Márquez García at the PNP primaries. The defeat was classified by a local newspaper as "the surprise of the primary".[5][6] In June 23, 2016, Vega Borges announced his resignation after being appointed by Ricky Rosselló as Electoral Commissioner for the Party.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elecciones Generales: Anibal Vega Borges on CEEPUR
  2. ^ Elecciones 2004: Alcalde de Toa Baja on CEEPUR
  3. ^ Elecciones Generales 2008: Alcaldes on CEEPUR
  4. ^ Carmen Milagros Díaz (January 15, 2012). "Hablan los alcaldes invencibles". El Vocero. 
  5. ^ Parés, Marga (June 7, 2016). ""Yo no gané, la gente ganó"". El Nuevo Día. Retrieved June 14, 2016. 
  6. ^ Irizarry, Femmy (June 5, 2016). "Aníbal Vega Borges acepta derrota ante Bernardo Betito Márquez". Primera Hora. Retrieved June 14, 2016. 
  7. ^ López, Cynthia (June 23, 2016). "Renuncia el alcalde de Toa Baja Aníbal Vega Borges". El Nuevo Día. Retrieved June 24, 2016. 

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