Pedro Pierluisi

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Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

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Pedro Pierluisi, a member of Puerto Rico's Partido Nuevo Progresista, represents the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico as the territory's Resident Commissioner in the United States House of Representatives.


Positions, record and controversies

Puerto Rican Statehood

Pierluisi is pro-statehood for Puerto Rico. He has said he will work to get Congress to pass a bill to create a referendum in Puerto Rico on the question of whether Puerto Ricans would prefer to keep their political status the way it is or would prefer to change it.[1] He says his primary goal is to get 'state-like' treatment for Puerto Rico in federal programs. [2]


He says he will encourage growth in the private sector by reducing taxes on the working class and on corporations. He supports the National Enterprise Zones Bill, which will provide disadvantaged areas with additional incentives for economic development.[2]


Pedro Pierluisi earned a J.D. at the George Washington University law school and was an aide in Washington to former Resident Commissioner Baltasar Corrada del Rio, who represented Puerto Rico in the 1980s. He was also Secretary of Justice for Puerto Rico from 1993 to 1996.[3]

2008 elections

Pierluisi, of the Partido Nuevo Progresista, won in the general election to replace incumbent Resident Commissioner Luis Fortuno, who was running for Governor in 2008.[4][5] [6]

Money in Politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.

Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
Northwestern Selecta$ 15,000
Coca-Cola Puerto Rico Bottlers$ 10,400
Gobierno De Pr$ 9,200
Rc Solutions$ 9,000
Politank$ 7,100
Amgen Inc$ 7,000
Le Nouvelle Dspa$ 6,372
Honeywell International$ 6,000
O'Neill & Borges$ 6,000
Carrion, Laffitte & Casellas$ 5,500
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' site.
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Links to more campaign contribution information for Pedro Pierluisi
from the Center for Responsive Politics' site.
Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2008 election cycle Career totals

Committees and affiliations



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Articles and resources

See also


  1. Jordy Yager, "Bill gives hope to Puerto Rico proponents", The Hill, March 9, 2009.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "On our way to a Progressive Economy", Pierluisi 2008 Web site. Accessed March 30, 2009.
  3. Marc Rehmann, "111th House Freshmen: Pedro Pierluisi, D-Puerto Rico (AL)", CQ Politics, November 5, 2008.
  4. Green Papers: Puerto Rico's Resident Commissioner Candidates
  5. Official Pierluisi for Resident Commissioner campaign website
  6. "Peurto Rico 2008 General Election",, November 4, 2008

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