17th Legislative Assembly of Puerto Rico

17th Legislative Assembly of Puerto Rico
16th 18th
Term January 2, 2013 (2013-01-02) – January 1, 2017 (2017-01-01)

November 6, 2012

25th Senate
Members 27
President Eduardo Bhatia
President pro tem José Luis Dalmau
Majority Leader Aníbal José Torres
Majority Whip Rossana López León
Minority Leader Larry Seilhamer
Minority Whip Carmelo Ríos
29th House of Representatives
Members 51
Speaker Jaime Perelló
Speaker pro tem Roberto Rivera
Majority Leader Charlie Hernández
Majority Whip Eduardo Ferrer
Minority Leader Jenniffer González
Minority Whip Carlos Méndez
1st January 14, 2013 – June 30, 2013
2nd August 19, 2013 – November 19, 2013
3rd January 13, 2014 – June 30, 2014
4th August 18, 2014 – November 18, 2014
5th January 12, 2015 – June 30, 2015
6th August 17, 2015 – November 17, 2015

The 17th Legislative Assembly of Puerto Rico is the current session of the Puerto Rican legislature that began meeting on January 14, 2013 and is expected to meet until to January 1, 2017. All members of the House of Representatives and the Senate were elected in the General Elections of 2012. The House and the Senate both have a majority of members from the Popular Democratic Party (PPD).

The house sessions are composed by the 25th Senate of Puerto Rico and the 29th House of Representatives of Puerto Rico.



     PPD      PNP      PIP
  PPD    PNP
Office District Senator Party
President At-large Eduardo Bhatia PPD
President pro tempore At-large José Luis Dalmau PPD
Majority Leader At-large Aníbal José Torres PPD
Majority Whip At-large Rossana López León PPD
Minority Leader At-large Larry Seilhamer Rodríguez PNP
Minority Whip District II - Bayamón Carmelo Ríos PNP

House of Representatives

     PPD      PNP
Office District Representative Party
Speaker of the House At-Large Jaime Perelló PPD
Speaker Pro Tem 39th District Roberto Rivera PPD
Majority Leader At-large Charlie Hernández PPD
Majority Whip 20th District Carlos Bianchi Angleró PPD
Minority Leader At-Large Jenniffer González PNP



  PPD    PNP    PIP
District Name Political party
At-large Angel Rosa PPD
At-large Aníbal José Torres PPD
At-large Antonio Fas Alzamora PPD
At-large Cirilo Tirado PPD
At-large Eduardo Bhatia PPD
At-large Rossana López León PPD
District I San Juan José Nadal Power PPD
District I San Juan Ramón Luis Nieves PPD
District IV MayagüezAguadilla Gilberto Rodríguez PPD
District IV MayagüezAguadilla María Teresa González PPD
District V Ponce Martín Vargas Morales PPD
District V Ponce Ramón Ruiz PPD
District VI Guayama Ángel M. Rodríguez Otero PPD
District VI Guayama Miguel A. Pereira PPD
District VII Humacao Jorge Suárez PPD
District VII Humacao José Luis Dalmau PPD
District VIII Carolina Luis Daniel Rivera PPD
District VIII Carolina Pedro A. Rodríguez PPD
At-large Itzamar Peña PNP
At-large Larry Seilhamer Rodríguez PNP
At-large Margarita Nolasco PNP
At-large Thomas Rivera Schatz PNP
District II Bayamón Carmelo Ríos PNP
District II Bayamón Migdalia Padilla PNP
District III Arecibo Ángel Martínez PNP
District III Arecibo José Joito Pérez PNP
At-large Maria de Lourdes Santiago PIP


  PPD    PNP
District Name Political party
At-large Brenda López de Arrarás PPD
At-large Charlie Hernández PPD
At-large Eduardo Ferrer Ríos PPD
At-large Jaime Perelló PPD
At-large Jorge Colberg Toro PPD
At-large Luis Vega Ramos PPD
District 2 Luis Raúl Torres PPD
District 3 Sonia Pacheco PPD
District 4 José Luis Báez PPD
District 11 Rafael "Tatito" Hernández PPD
District 15 César Hernández PPD
District 16 José "Tony" Rodríguez PPD
District 17 Armando Franco PPD
District 19 Efraín de Jesús PPD
District 20 Carlos Bianchi Angleró PPD
District 21 Lydia Méndez Silva PPD
District 23 Nelson Torres Yordán PPD
District 25 Víctor "Cacho" Vassallo PPD
District 27 José "Pito" Torres PPD
District 29 Carlos Vargas Ferrer PPD
District 30 Luis "Narmito" Ortíz PPD
District 31 Jesús Santa Rodríguez PPD
District 32 José "Conny" Varela PPD
District 34 Ramón Luis Cruz PPD
District 35 Narden Jaime Espinosa PPD
District 38 Javier Aponte Dalmau PPD
District 39 Roberto Rivera Ruíz PPD
District 40 Ángel Matos García PPD
At-large Jenniffer González PNP
At-large José Aponte Hernández PNP
At-large José Enrique Meléndez PNP
At-large Lourdes Ramos PNP
At-large María Milagros Charbonier PNP
District 1 José "Nuno" López PNP
District 5 Jorge Navarro Suárez PNP
District 6 Antonio "Tony" Soto PNP
District 7 Luis Pérez Ortíz PNP
District 8 Antonio "Toñito" Silva PNP
District 9 Ángel "Gary" Rodríguez PNP
District 10 Pedro Julio Santiago PNP
District 12 Héctor Torres Calderón PNP
District 13 Gabriel Rodríguez Aguiló PNP
District 14 Ricardo Llerandi PNP
District 18 Ángel Muñoz PNP
District 22 Waldemar Quiles Rodríguez PNP
District 24 Luis "Tato" León PNP
District 26 Urayoán Hernández PNP
District 28 Rafael "June" Rivera PNP
District 33 Ángel Peña PNP
District 36 Carlos "Johnny" Méndez PNP
District 37 Ángel Bulerín PNP
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