Jesús Edgardo Colón

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Jesús Edgardo Colón is the mayor of Orocovis, Puerto Rico. A member of the New Progressive Party or New Party for Progress (NPP) and a Democrat, he has served as a delegate to several Democratic National Conventions[1] and campaigned actively for Hillary Clinton prior to Puerto Rico's 2008 Democratic presidential primary.

"Gardy", as he is known, was selected to replace his deceased father, "Tito" Colón, when the latter died in office of a massive heart attack. At the time, the current mayor was the Staff Director of the Rules Committee of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives.

He is a graduate of Penn State University. In 1988 he married Odette Piñeiro, Puerto Rico's former Secretary of Education and fellow Penn State alumni, from whom he is separated. They have two college-age sons.