Migdalia Padilla

Migdalia Padilla Alvelo
Member of the Puerto Rico Senate
from the Bayamón district
Assumed office
May 30, 2000
Personal details
Born January 18
Barranquitas, Puerto Rico
Political party New Progressive Party
Alma mater Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico (B.A.)
Phoenix University (M.Ed.)
Profession Politician

Migdalia Padilla Alvelo (born January 18 in Barranquitas, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican politician and Senator. She has been a member of the Senate of Puerto Rico since 2000.

Early years and studies

Migdalia Padilla was born on January 18 in Barranquitas, Puerto Rico. Her parents are Monserrate Alvelo and Adrián Padilla. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Elemental Education from the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, and her Master's degree in Administration and School Supervision from Phoenix University.

Professional career

Padilla has worked for the Puerto Rico Department of Education as a teacher and school director, and for the Puerto Rico Department of Transportation and Public Works as the aide of Secretary Carlos Pesquera during the 90s.

Political career

Padilla began her political career serving at electoral colleges, and then as an Electoral Instructor, and Electoral Director of the District of Bayamón. She also served as Director of the New Progressive Party in Bayamón.

In the 2000 elections, Padilla was elected as Senator for the District of Bayamón.[1] She, along with Pablo LaFontaine, were the only District Senators elected for the PNP in that election.[2] Padilla was sworn in May 30, 2000 becoming the first female Senator of the District. She was reelected in 2004 and 2008, being the candidate with most votes in both occasions.[3][4]


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