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17th Legislative Assembly of Puerto Rico

The 17th Legislative Assembly of Puerto Rico is the current session of the Puerto Rican legislature that began meeting on January 14, 2013 and is expected to meet until to January 1, 2017. All members of the House of Representatives and the Senate were elected in the General Elections of 2012. The House and the Senate both have a majority of members from the Popular Democratic Party (PPD).

17th Legislative Assembly of Puerto Rico
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TermJanuary 2, 2013 (2013-01-02) – January 1, 2017 (2017-01-01)
ElectionNovember 6, 2012
25th Senate
PresidentEduardo Bhatia
President pro temJosé Luis Dalmau
Majority LeaderAníbal José Torres
Majority WhipRossana López León
Minority LeaderLarry Seilhamer
Minority WhipCarmelo Ríos
29th House of Representatives
SpeakerJaime Perelló
Speaker pro temRoberto Rivera
Majority LeaderCharlie Hernández
Majority WhipEduardo Ferrer
Minority LeaderJenniffer González
Minority WhipCarlos Méndez
1stJanuary 14, 2013 – June 30, 2013
2ndAugust 19, 2013 – November 19, 2013
3rdJanuary 13, 2014 – June 30, 2014
4thAugust 18, 2014 – November 18, 2014
5thJanuary 12, 2015 – June 30, 2015
6thAugust 17, 2015 – November 17, 2015
7thJanuary 11, 2016 – June 30, 2016
8thAugust 15, 2016 – November 15, 2016

The house sessions are composed by the 25th Senate of Puerto Rico and the 29th House of Representatives of Puerto Rico.





  PPD    PNP    PIP
District Name Political party
At-large Angel Rosa PPD
At-large Aníbal José Torres PPD
At-large Antonio Fas Alzamora PPD
At-large Cirilo Tirado PPD
At-large Eduardo Bhatia PPD
At-large Rossana López León PPD
District I San Juan José Nadal Power PPD
District I San Juan Ramón Luis Nieves PPD
District IV Mayagüez–Aguadilla Gilberto Rodríguez PPD
District IV Mayagüez–Aguadilla María Teresa González PPD
District V Ponce Martín Vargas Morales PPD
District V Ponce Ramón Ruiz PPD
District VI Guayama Ángel M. Rodríguez Otero PPD
District VI Guayama Miguel A. Pereira PPD
District VII Humacao Jorge Suárez PPD
District VII Humacao José Luis Dalmau PPD
District VIII Carolina Luis Daniel Rivera PPD
District VIII Carolina Pedro A. Rodríguez PPD
At-large Itzamar Peña PNP
At-large Larry Seilhamer Rodríguez PNP
At-large Margarita Nolasco PNP
At-large Thomas Rivera Schatz PNP
District II Bayamón Carmelo Ríos PNP
District II Bayamón Migdalia Padilla PNP
District III Arecibo Ángel Martínez PNP
District III Arecibo José Joito Pérez PNP
At-large Maria de Lourdes Santiago PIP


  PPD    PNP
District Name Political party
At-large Brenda López de Arrarás PPD
At-large Charlie Hernández PPD
At-large Eduardo Ferrer Ríos PPD
At-large Jaime Perelló PPD
At-large Jorge Colberg Toro PPD
At-large Luis Vega Ramos PPD
District 2 Luis Raúl Torres PPD
District 3 Sonia Pacheco PPD
District 4 José Luis Báez PPD
District 11 Rafael "Tatito" Hernández PPD
District 15 César Hernández PPD
District 16 José "Tony" Rodríguez PPD
District 17 Armando Franco PPD
District 19 Efraín de Jesús PPD
District 20 Carlos Bianchi Angleró PPD
District 21 Lydia Méndez Silva PPD
District 23 Nelson Torres Yordán PPD
District 25 Víctor "Cacho" Vassallo PPD
District 27 José "Pito" Torres PPD
District 29 Carlos Vargas Ferrer PPD
District 30 Luis "Narmito" Ortíz PPD
District 31 Jesús Santa Rodríguez PPD
District 32 José "Conny" Varela PPD
District 34 Ramón Luis Cruz PPD
District 35 Narden Jaime Espinosa PPD
District 38 Javier Aponte Dalmau PPD
District 39 Roberto Rivera Ruíz PPD
District 40 Ángel Matos García PPD
At-large Jenniffer González PNP
At-large José Aponte Hernández PNP
At-large José Enrique Meléndez PNP
At-large Lourdes Ramos PNP
At-large María Milagros Charbonier PNP
District 1 José "Nuno" López PNP
District 5 Jorge Navarro Suárez PNP
District 6 Antonio "Tony" Soto PNP
District 7 Luis Pérez Ortíz PNP
District 8 Antonio "Toñito" Silva PNP
District 9 Ángel "Gary" Rodríguez PNP
District 10 Pedro Julio Santiago PNP
District 12 Héctor Torres Calderón PNP
District 13 Gabriel Rodríguez Aguiló PNP
District 14 Ricardo Llerandi PNP
District 18 Ángel Muñoz PNP
District 22 Waldemar Quiles Rodríguez PNP
District 24 Luis "Tato" León PNP
District 26 Urayoán Hernández PNP
District 28 Rafael "June" Rivera PNP
District 33 Ángel Peña PNP
District 36 Carlos "Johnny" Méndez PNP
District 37 Ángel Bulerín PNP