Luis Daniel Muñiz
|Luis Daniel Muñiz Cortés|
|Member of the Puerto Rico Senate
from the Mayagüez-Aguadilla district
January 2, 2004 – January 1, 2013
January 2, 2017 – Present
July 1, 1974 |
Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
|Political party||New Progressive Party|
|Alma mater||Interamerican University of Puerto Rico
Holyoke Community College
Early years and studies
Luis Daniel Muñiz was born July 7, 1974 on Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. He studied elementary and high school in the city of Moca. In 1999, he started studying at the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, where he received his Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education with a major in History and Social Studies. Muñiz then went on to study at Holyoke Community College in Massachusetts. He then finished his Master's degree in Administration and Supervision from Phoenix University.
Muñiz has worked for the Department of Family of the Government of Puerto Rico. He also worked as a history teacher for the Puerto Rico Department of Education and as Service Coordinator for the Puerto Rico House of Representatives on his district.
In 1994, Muñiz was President of the PNP Youth in Moca. Two years later, he served as Regional Director of the Youth of his party in the West. In 1998, he was appointed as Regional Director of Public Services.
In 2004, Muñiz was elected to the Senate of Puerto Rico for the District of Mayagüez at the 2004 general elections. He was the candidate with most votes for the position in that district. During that first term, he presided the Ethics Commission of the Senate, as well as the Jury Commission.
After winning the 2008 PNP primary, Muñiz was reelected at the 2008 general elections. He currently presides over the West Region Commission and the Joint Commission on Internships. He is also Vice-president of the Commissions of Education, Consumer Affairs, and Human Resources, among others.
In August 2011, Muñiz expressed interest in the position of Alternate Speaker. Senator Larry Seilhamer, the Alternate Speaker, had resigned to fill in Roberto Arango's position of Majority Speaker, leaving a vacant open.
- Elecciones Generales 2004: Recuento on CEEPUR
- Primarias 2008 Escrutinio PNP on CEEPUR.org
- Elecciones Generales 2008: Escrutinio General on CEEPUR
- Luis Daniel Muniz pide la portavocía alterna del Senado on El Nuevo Día (August 29, 2011)
- Hon. Luis Daniel Muñiz Cortés on SenadoPR