Luis Fortuno

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Luis Fortuno currently serves as the Resident Commissioner for Puerto Rico

Luis G. Fortuño is a corporate lawyer and politician from Puerto Rico affiliated with the New Progressive Party and the Republican Party U.S.A.. He has been the Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico (map) to the United States Congress since January 3, 2005.


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.[1]

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


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 is 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. Fortuño will next be up for reelection in 2008. [1]

Money in politics

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Links to more campaign contribution information for Luis Fortuno
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Committees and Affiliations


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.


DC Office:
126 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-2615
Fax: 202-225-2154
Web Email

District Office- Old San Jaun:
250 Calle Fortaleza
San Juan, PR 00901
Phone: 787-723-6333
Fax: 787-729-7738

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