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
January 2, 2001 – January 1, 2009
March 3, 2011 – January 1, 2013
|Preceded by||Luis Farinacci|
September 25, 1968|
San Juan, Puerto Rico
|Political party||Popular Democratic Party (PPD)|
|Alma mater||Interamerican University of Puerto Rico (B.A.)|
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
Since the mid-90s, Rodríguez has worked as a retailer.
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. In 2004, he was reelected and remained in the position until 2008, when he was defeated by the PNP candidate.
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. 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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