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José Garriga Picó

José Garriga Picó (born March 19, 1948) is a Puerto Rican politician and former senator affiliated with the New Progressive Party (PNP). He served as a member of the Senate of Puerto Rico from 2005 to 2009.

José Garriga Picó
Member of the Puerto Rico Senate
from the At-large district
In office
Personal details
Born (1948-03-19) March 19, 1948 (age 71)
Coamo, Puerto Rico
Political partyNew Progressive Party
Spouse(s)Miriam B. Toledo David
Alma materPontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico (B.A.)
New York University (M.D. and PhD.)

Political careerEdit

In 2003, José Garriga Picó entered the political field with the New Progressive Party (PNP). He gained a position as a candidate to the Senate of Puerto Rico at the 2003 PNP primaries.[1] He was elected at the 2004 general elections being the fifth candidate with most votes, and the third among PNP candidates.[2]

José Garriga Picó ran for a second term, but was defeated at the 2008 PNP primaries.[3] He then served as an adviser on Federal Affairs to Senate President Thomas Rivera Schatz.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

During his college years, José Garriga Picó started practicing judo. In 1979, he received the black belt degree, Sho-Dan, in judo by the Kodokan Institute in Japan.[5]


  1. ^ Primarias 2003: Senadores por Acumulación on CEEPUR
  2. ^ Elecciones Generales 2004: Senadores por Acumulación Archived 2014-12-28 at the Wayback Machine on CEEPUR
  3. ^ Primarias 2008 Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine on CEEPUR
  4. ^ Educación Legislativa[permanent dead link] on SenadoPR
  5. ^ "Biografía de José Garriga Picó". Archived from the original on August 14, 2007. Retrieved 2012-02-05.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link) on SenadoPR

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