Pedro A. Rodríguez

Pedro A. Rodríguez
25th Senate of Puerto Rico
Assumed office
January 2, 2013
Puerto Rico House of Representatives from the 38th District
In office
January 2, 2001  January 1, 2009
In office
March 3, 2011  January 1, 2013
Preceded by Luis Farinacci
Personal details
Born (1968-09-25) September 25, 1968
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Political party Popular Democratic Party (PPD)
Alma mater Interamerican University of Puerto Rico (B.A.)
Profession Politician

Pedro A. Rodríguez (born September 25, 1968) is a Puerto Rican politician from the Popular Democratic Party (PPD). Rodríguez was elected to the Senate of Puerto Rico in 2012. He also served as member of the House of Representatives of Puerto Rico in two separate instances (2001-2009 and 2011-2013), the last one to fill the vacancy left by Luis Farinacci.

Early years and studies

Pedro A. Rodríguez was born in San Juan on September 25, 1968. He has a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico.

Professional career

Since the mid-90s, Rodríguez has worked as a retailer.

Political career

Rodríguez began his political career in 1993, when he was elected to the Municipal Assembly of Trujillo Alto.

In 2000, Rodríguez was elected to the House of Representatives for District 38 at the general elections.[1] In 2004, he was reelected and remained in the position until 2008, when he was defeated by the PNP candidate.[2][3]

In March 3, 2011, with the resignation of Representative Luis Farinacci to the House of Representatives surfaced, Rodríguez became a representative again because of the Minority Law.[4] As representative, he became speaker of his party in the Commissions of Sports and Recreation, and Youth Affairs. He also served as member of the Commissions of the Development of the Tourist Industry, Retirement Systems, and Transportation.

Rodríguez decided to run for a seat in the Senate of Puerto Rico under the Popular Democratic Party (PPD) at the 2012 elections. After winning a spot on the 2012 primaries, he was elected to represent the District of Carolina.

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