Luis Fortuno

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Luis Fortuno is the Governor of Puerto Rico

Luis G. Fortuño is the Governor of Puerto Rico since 2009. He is a corporate lawyer and politician affiliated with the New Progressive Party and the Republican Party U.S.A. He previously was the Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico to the United States Congress, having served January 3, 2005 to 2009.[1]

Record and controversies

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Iraq War

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Reparations for Japanese Latin Americans

Fortuno cosponsored The Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Latin Americans of Japanese Descent Act in the 110th Congress which would establish a commission that would determine the facts and circumstances involving the relocation, internment and deportation of Japanese Latin Americans.[2]

Main article: Redress for Japanese Latin Americans/ U.S. legislation#Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Latin Americans of Japanese Descent Act of 2007

Bio

Fortuño was born October 31, 1960. He graduated from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and later received a law degree from the University of Virginia in 1985. During this period, Fortuño was a volunteer intern at the Office of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico in Washington, D.C.

During Pedro Rosselló's tenure as governor of Puerto Rico, Fortuño served as Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company and as the first Secretary of Economic Development.

In his bid for resident commissioner, Fortuño actively campaigned alongside Pedro Rosselló, who was also seeking re-election. In the 2004 election, Fortuño was victorious. However, his running-mate Rosselló lost his bid for the governor's seat by 4,000 votes. This meant that Fortuño would be the Resident Commissioner under Governor Aníbal Acevedo Vilá of the Popular Democratic Party. This was the first time in Puerto Rican history that the governor of Puerto Rico and the resident commissioner are not from the same political party.

2006 elections

Unlike all other representatives to the U.S. House of Representatives, Puerto Rico's resident commissioner is elected every four years, not two. When in Congress Fortuño received a large bloc of donations from the tourism industry. Instead of running for reelection to Congress in 2008, Fortuño ran for governor of Puerto Rico and won in November 2008. [1]

2008 elections

In early 2008, Aníbal Acevedo Vilá, then governor of Puerto Rico, had a progressive approach to the environment and the protection 3,000 acres of coastline known as the Northeast Ecological Corridor, nesting ground for the critically endangered leatherback sea turtle and 50 other threatened native species, like the brown pelican, Puerto Rican boa, and West Indian manatee. But in November 2008 when Luis Fortuño was elected governor of Puerto Rico he made a major policy change and decided to cancael the Corridor’s nature-reserve designation to pave the way for large-scale, unsustainable development in the area. It would appear that Fortuño may have placed the short-term interests of the tourism industry above the long-term interests of the environment and some of Puerto Rico's endangered species.

Money in politics

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Links to more campaign contribution information for Luis Fortuno
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2006 election cycle Career totals


Committees and affiliations

Committees

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

More background data

Wikipedia also has an article on Luis Fortuno. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Articles and Resources

References

  1. Luis Fortuno profile, White House 2012 The Republican race for President, accessed January 2011.
  2. "SENS. INOUYE, AKAKA, LEAHY, LEVIN, BENNETT, MURKOWSKI, STEVENS," US Fed News 15, 2007.

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Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
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110th Congress
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House Committee on Natural Resources/Subcommitee on Insular Affairs
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Committees: House Committee on Education and Labor/Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education, House Committee on Education and Labor/Subcommittee on Healthy Families and Communities, House Committee on Foreign Affairs/Subcommitee on Europe and Emerging Threats, House Committee on Foreign Affairs/Subcommitee on Western Hemisphere, House Committee on Natural Resources/Subcommitee on Insular Affairs
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 2, 2004
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January 3, 2005
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January 1, 2009
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No
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Other Party Membership: New Progressive Party of Puerto Rico
District Offices:
1. 250 Calle Fortaleza, San Juan, PR 00901
Phone: 787-723-6333 / Fax: 787-729-7738





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Date of Birth: October 31, 1960