Itzamar Peña Ramírez

Itzamar Peña Ramírez
Member of the Puerto Rico Senate
from the At-large district
Assumed office
Mayor of Las Piedras
In office
Preceded by Angel Peña Rosa
Succeeded by Miguel López Rivera
Personal details
Born (1974-02-10) February 10, 1974
Humacao, Puerto Rico
Political party New Progressive Party
Alma mater University of Puerto Rico at Humacao (B.A.)
University of Puerto Rico School of Law (J.D.)
Profession Politician, Attorney

Itzamar Peña Ramírez (born February 10, 1974, in Humacao, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican politician. She is currently serving as a member of the Senate of Puerto Rico since 2008. She was also Mayor of Las Piedras from 2004 to 2008.

Early years and studies

Itzamar Peña was born on February 10, 1974 in Humacao, Puerto Rico to Angel Peña Rosa and Rosalia Ramírez. Her father was Mayor of Las Piedras from 1989 until she succeeded him in 2004.

Peña obtained her Bachelor's degree in Social Work from the University of Puerto Rico at Humacao, and her Juris Doctor from the University of Puerto Rico School of Law in Río Piedras.

Political career

Mayor of Las Piedras: 2004–2008

In 2004, she started her campaign for Mayor of Las Piedras. She won the party primaries in 2003 with 54.7% of the votes.[1] The next year, she won the general elections becoming the only female Mayor elected in 2004.

Senator: 2008–present

In 2008, Peña won a slot for Senator at the PNP primaries and eventually was elected at the general elections.[2] She has presided the Commissions of Municipal Affairs and Civil Jury. She is Vice-president of the Commissions of Public Safety and Judicial Affairs, as well as other positions.


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