Ronny Jarabo

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José R. Jarabo Alvarez
24th Speaker of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives
In office
GovernorRafael Hernández Colón
Preceded bySevero Colberg Ramírez
Succeeded byZaida R. Hernández Torres
Personal details
BornJosé Ronaldo Jarabo Alvarez
(1944-04-07) April 7, 1944 (age 74)
Cayey, Puerto Rico
Political partyPopular Democratic
Spouse(s)Teresa Bengoa
ParentsFather: José María Jarabo

José Ronaldo "Ronny" Jarabo Alvarez (born April 7, 1944), born and raised by his mother in Cayey, Puerto Rico, was the Speaker of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives from 1985 to 1992, having served as a member of that legislative body for twenty years from 1973 to 1992. Currently, he is an advisor to Puerto Rico Senate Minority Leader José Luis Dalmau and his expertise as a political analyst is tapped by local news media.

Personal life[edit]

Jarabo was married to Teresa Bengoa. Graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Law in 1972.

His father was executed in Spain for four murders in 1958.

In 1992, Jarabo was involved in a scandal when he went to the apartment of former beauty queen Elizabeth Zayas and her husband, Frank Kolodziej, to confront him on an alleged extramarital relationship he was having with Bengoa, Jarabo's wife. Jarabo was accused on several charges, including aggression.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Políticos involucrados en casos de violencia doméstica". El Nuevo Día. February 23, 2012. Archived from the original on February 27, 2012.
  2. ^ Joel Ortíz Rivera (July 10, 2011). "Navajas de doble filo". El Nuevo Día.
Political offices
Preceded by
Severo Colberg Ramírez
24th Speaker of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives
Succeeded by
Zaida R. Hernández Torres

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