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Pablo Jose Hernandez launches exploratory bid for Puerto Rico’s Resident Commissioner seat

by | Feb 23, 2023 | Elections, Puerto Rico | 0 comments

Pablo Jose Hernández (PDP, D), a grandson of former Puerto Rico Governor Rafael Hernandez Colon, recently launched his exploratory bid for Puerto Rico’s Resident Commissioner seat. 

The Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico is a member of Congress that is chosen in the General Election. They participate in the United States House of Representatives but do not have a vote due to Puerto Rico being a territory. 

The current Resident Commissioner is Jennifer González-Colón (NPP, R), who was elected in 2016 and was the first woman to hold the office.

Hernández has been working as a lawyer in Federal Court in Puerto Rico and in Washington, DC.   

He also is the author of Compatriots: Exile and Return of Luis Muñoz Marín and the co-author of Full Sail: Memories of Rafael Hernández Colón (1985–1992). Pablo also edited Towards the End Goal: The New Deal and the Commonwealth: Nature and Development. According to his campaign website, his bid was “a result of his frustration with the disrupted priorities of the [NPP] in Washington during the almost 20 years that they have held the resident commissioner seat”. 



Lahari Lingam

Lahari Lingam

Lahari Lingam is a sophomore at the Emma Willard School in Troy, New York. Lahari has a strong passion for politics and government and hopes to have a career in a related field. Lahari loves history and is on the Mock Trial team at her school. In her free time, Lahari loves to weightlift, read, spend time with friends and family, and cook. She is a Political Affairs Intern Correspondent at Pasquines.


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