List of Secretaries of State of Puerto Rico

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Twenty-three people have served as Secretary of State since the adoption of the Constitution of Puerto Rico in 1952.

# Image Name Assumed office Left office Party Affiliation
1 Roberto Sánchez Vilella Roberto Sánchez Vilella 1952 1964 PPD Democrat
2 No image.svg Carlos J. Lastra 1965 1966 PPD Democrat
3 No image.svg Guillermo Irizarry 1966 1969 PPD Democrat
4 No image.svg Carlos Fernando Chardón 1969 1973 PNP Republican
5 No image.svg Victor M. Pons 1973 1974 PPD Democrat
6 No image.svg Juan A. Albors 1975 1977 PPD Democrat
7 No image.svg Reinaldo Paniagua Diez 1977 1979 PNP Democrat
8 No image.svg Pedro R. Vazquez 1979 1981 PNP Democrat
9 No image.svg Carlos Quiros 1981 1985 PNP Republican
10 HectorLuisAcevedo2005nyc.jpg Héctor Luis Acevedo 1985 1988 PPD Democrat
11 No image.svg Alfonso Lopez Char 1988 1988 PPD Democrat
12 Sila M. Calderón Sila M. Calderon 1988 1990 PPD Democrat
13 Antonio Colorado.jpg Antonio J. Colorado 1990 1992 PPD Democrat
14 No image.svg Salvador M. Padilla Escabi 1992 1992 PPD Democrat
15 Corrada.jpg Baltasar Corrada del Rio 1993 1995 PNP Republican
16 No image.svg Norma Burgos 1995 1999 PNP Republican
17 Morey.jpg Angel Morey 1999 2001 PNP Democrat
18 No image.svg Ferdinand Mercado 2001 2004 PPD Democrat
19 No image.svg Jose Izquierdo Encarnacion 2004 2 January 2005 PPD Democrat
20 No image.svg Marisara Pont Marchese 2 January 2005 1 March 2005 PPD Democrat
21 Fernando J. Bonilla Fernando J. Bonilla March 2005 2 January 2009 PPD Democrat
22 Kenneth McClintock PR.jpg Kenneth D. McClintock 2 January 2009 2 January 2013 PNP Democrat
23 David Bernier.jpg David Bernier 2 January 2013 30 October 2015 PPD Democrat
24 No image.svg Víctor Suárez Meléndez[a] 9 December 2015 January 2, 2017 PPD Democrat
25 No image.svg Luis G. Rivera Marín January 2, 2017 present PNP Republican

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  1. ^ Javier González served as acting secretary of state after Bernie's resignation and until Suárez' appointment.

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