Party leaders of the House of Representatives of Puerto Rico

The majority and minority leaders of the House of Representatives of Puerto Rico are two Puerto Rican Representatives who are elected by the party conferences that hold the majority and the minority respectively. These leaders serve as the chief House spokespeople for their parties and manage and schedule the legislative and executive business of the House. By rule, the Presiding Officer gives the Majority Leader priority in obtaining recognition to speak on the floor of the House.

Majority leadersEdit

  New Progressive Party    Popular Democratic Party
Portrait Name Took office Left office Party Majority Whip
Ernesto Ramos Antonini 1941 1943 PPD
Ernesto Ramos Antonini 1945 1949 PPD
Hernán Padilla Ramírez 1969 1973 PNP
José R. Morales 1973 1977 PPD Olga Cruz de Nigaglioni
David Urbina Urbina 1977 1978 PNP Celia V. Monrouzeau Martínez
José N. Granados Navedos 1978 1982 PNP Celia V. Monrouzeau Martínez
José R. Jarabo Alvarez 1982 1985 PPD
Presby Santiago García 1985 1993 PPD Héctor López Galarza
Néstor Aponte Hernández 1993 1997 PNP Ángel Cintrón García
Pedro Figueroa Costas 1997 1999 PNP Edwin Mundo Ríos
Ángel Cintrón García 1999 2001 PNP Iris M. Ruiz Class
Roberto Maldonado Vélez 2001 2004 PPD Héctor Ferrer Ríos
Iris M. Ruiz Class 2005 2009 PNP María L. Ramos Rivera
Rolando Crespo Arroyo 2009 2011 PNP Ángel Pérez Otero
Carlos J. Méndez Núñez 2011 2013 PNP Ángel Pérez Otero
Charlie Hernández 2013 2017 PPD
Gabriel Rodríguez Aguiló 2017 present PNP

Minority leadersEdit

  Liberal Party    New Progressive Party    Popular Democratic Party    Puerto Rican Independence Party
Portrait Name Took office Left office Party Whip
Manuel Martínez Dávila 1933 1934 Liberal
Ernesto Ramos Antonini 1934 1937 Liberal
Ernesto Ramos Antonini 1943 1945 PPD
Leopoldo Figueroa Carreras 1950 1967 Statehood Republican Baldomero Roig Vélez
Baldomero Roig Vélez 1967 1969 Statehood Republican
Luis E. Ramos Yordán 1969 1973 PPD Olga Cruz de Nigaglioni
Angel Viera Martínez 1973 1977 PNP Hernán Padilla Ramírez
Severo Colberg Ramírez 1977 1981 PPD José R. Jarabo Alvarez
1981 1982 PPD
Angel Viera Martínez 1982 1983 PNP José N. Granados Navedos
José N. Granados Navedos 1983 1989 PNP Edison Misla Aldarondo
Edison Misla Aldarondo 1989 1993 PNP Carlos J. López Nieves
Alfonso López Chaar 1993 1994 PPD Rolando Ortiz Velázquez
José E. Arrarás Mir 1994 1995 PPD Severo E. Colberg Toro
Severo E. Colberg Toro 1995 1997 PPD Ferdinand Lugo González
  Aníbal Acevedo Vilá 1997 2001 PPD Roberto Cruz Rodríguez
Víctor García San Inocencio 1997 2009 PIP N/A
Edison Misla Aldarondo 2001 2002 PNP Iris M. Ruiz Class
Aníbal Vega Borges 2002 2005 PNP Iris M. Ruiz Class
Héctor Ferrer Ríos 2005 2012 PPD Luis R. Torres Cruz
Luis R. Torres Cruz 2012 2013 PPD
Jennifer González 2013 2017 PNP Johnny Méndez
Tatito Hernández 2017 present PPD

Assistant party leadersEdit