ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Election Results of Puerto Rico

Updated on March 6, 2015
Froggy213 profile image

Greg has many opinions when it comes to politics and education. He has no qualms with voicing his opinion..

Am I Living In The 51st State?
Am I Living In The 51st State?

At the same time that the United States was reelecting Obama as the President of the United States, Puerto Rico was also holding elections. I have authored several hubs around these elections and I will link those hubs throughout this article. If you live in the United States and are thinking, "Oh, it's about that island way down there, and not about us," think again. It is about you! It could mean you will have to buy another American flag very soon. There may be another star added to it.

What I am talking about in the paragraph above was probably the biggest issue on the ballot along with who became Governor of Puerto Rico. There was a two part question on the ballot asking the citizens if they favored the status of Puerto Rico as a United States Commonwealth. The answers came back with no. The second vote was broke into three choices:

  • Statehood
  • Independence
  • Sovereign Free Association

The last one was somewhat confusing and I believe many don't realize this did not mean staying a commonwealth. It would actually make it more like the Philippines which, if you look close, are having serious problems. If another hurricane stomped on Puerto Rico, would the United States help if they are a Sovereign Free Association? I doubt it.

The citizens spoke and the vote came to becoming a State. It will now be in the hands of Congress to decide if this will be a reality. I had authored a hub about Puerto Rico's Status and Fate about this very subject. There is another problem in this situation. It is the Governor of Puerto Rico.

The Governor who was running for a second term, Luis Fortuño, who was pro-statehood, was ousted by the pro-commonwealth party candidate: Alejandro García Padilla. Padilla doesn't want this island to be a State. Will he step on the voters and disallow? It is my opinion that if he does, there could be major problems in Puerto Rico.

It comes down to a wait and see situation. I pray that I am not standing in the midst of a possible civil war. Padilla's party is celebrating in the streets in a ferocious way. We discovered last night that even police are helping and tied up traffic in Carolina as groups of buses, cars and jeeps with people waving red flags and screaming were waved through traffic lights, tying up other traffic for nearly an hour. This caused many angry screams and honking and it took another police captain coming out and yelling at the other cops to let us go to break the Red's party.

This political party won many battle grounds and it may cause havoc here if they decide not to work with the other party.

Enough of that. Below are the links of hubs I made on Mayor candidates. Below that I will post the winners. Congratulations to all the winners. Now let's quit partying and get this island set into a prosperous place for all citizens!

Mayors A-D


PNP Jaime H. Barlucea Maldonado


PPD Jessie Cortés Ramos


PNP Carlos Méndez

Aguas Buenas

PPD Luis Arroyo Chiqués


PNP William 'Willie' Alicea Pérez


PPD Jorge Estévez Martínez


PNP Carlos Molina


PPD Eric Bachier Román


PPD Wanda J. Soler Rosario (Tata)


PNP Francisco 'Paco' López


PNP Ramón Luis Rivera

Cabo Rojo

PPD Roberto 'Bobby' Ramírez Kurtz


PPD William 'Willito' Miranda Torres


PNP Edwin García Feliciano


PNP José 'Chemo' Soto


PPD José C. Aponte Dalmau


PPD José Rosario


PPD Rolando Ortiz Velázquez


PNP Angelo Cruz Ramos


PPD Juan José Rodríguez Pérez


PNP Javier Carrasquillo


PPD Juan C. 'Tato' García


PPD José 'Josián' Santiago


PPD Sergio Torres


PPD Iván Solís


PPD Carlos 'Carlitos' López

Mayors E-L


PNP Aníbal Meléndez Rivera


PNP José Gerena Polanco


PNP Santos Seda 'Papichy'


PPD Eduardo Cintrón


PPD Edgardo Arlequín Vélez


PNP Héctor O'Neill García


PNP Víctor (Manolito) Ortiz Díaz


PPD José 'Chely' Rodríguez


PPD Pedro García


PPD Marcelo Trujillo Panisse


PPD Carlos O. Delgado Altieri (Charlie)


PPD Jorge 'Georgie' González

Juana Díaz

PPD Ramón A. (Ramoncito) Hernández


PPD Alfredo 'Papo' Alejandro


PPD Marcos 'Turín' Irizarry


PNP Roberto Pagán Centeno

Las Marías

PPD José Javier Rodríguez

Las Piedras

PNP Miguel 'Micky' López


PNP Eddie Manso Fuentes


PPD Jesús Márquez Rodríguez 'Jerry'

Mayors M-R


PNP Juan Aubín (Bin) Cruz Manzano


PNP Gilberto Pérez Valentín


PPD Jorge L. Márquez Pérez


PPD José Guillermo Rodríguez (Guillito)


PNP José 'Kiko' Avilés


PNP Heriberto 'Herito' Rodríguez


PNP Noé Marcano


PNP Orlando Ortiz Chevres


PNP Jesús 'Gardy' Colón


PPD Norberto Soto Figueroa


PPD Walter Torres Maldonado


PNP María 'Mayita' Meléndez Altieri


PPD Heriberto Vélez Vélez


PPD Carlos D. López Bonilla (Carlitos)

Río Grande

PPD Eduard Rivera Correa

Mayors S-Y

Sabana Grande

PPD Miguel 'Papín' Ortiz


PPD Karilyn Bonilla Colón

San Germán

PPD Isidro Negrón Irizarry

San Juan

PPD Carmen Yulín Cruz

San Lorenzo

PPD José 'Joe' Román Abreu

San Sebastián

PNP Javier Jiménez Pérez

Santa Isabel

PNP Enrique 'Quique' Questell

Toa Alta

PPD Clemente Agosto (Chito)

Toa Baja

PNP Aníbal Vega Borges

Trujillo Alto

PPD José Luis Cruz Cruz


PPD Ernesto Irizarry Salvá

Vega Alta

PNP Isabelo (Chabelo) Molina

Vega Baja

PPD Marcos Cruz Molina


PPD Víctor Emeric


PPD Waldemar Rivera Torres


PPD Rafael 'Rafy' Surillo


PNP Abel Nazario Quiñones


These are who is in charge the next four years.

I have noticed that the possibility is very high that the United States Congress will not even consider Puerto Rico as a State. That doesn't make sense; they have used this country and the people. At least give them Statehood.

Do the votes of the people even count anymore?

© G.L. Boudonck


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • Froggy213 profile imageAUTHOR

      Greg Boudonck 

      6 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      It is my opinion that if the people allow a new governor to totally undermine the citizens decision in a democratic process, something should be done.

    • profile image

      Maria Ruiz 

      6 years ago

      It is "foreigner" not "forefinger"

    • profile image

      Maria Ruiz 

      6 years ago

      I love my island and I have travel other places. This island is blessed and beyond any contradiction we love each other based on God's love. Civil war is far for us. Those that have brought war have been forefinger.

    • Froggy213 profile imageAUTHOR

      Greg Boudonck 

      6 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      Hey Phat--The island is about 120 miles long and 40 miles wide with almost 5,000,000 people.

      It is almost more hateful on the political divide here. It gets crazy man.

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      How big is that island?

      Sure seems like a lot of chiefs for such a little tribe.

      Do opposing opinions get along or is the political climate as hateful as the mainland?



    • Froggy213 profile imageAUTHOR

      Greg Boudonck 

      6 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      Thanks billybuc

    • billybuc profile image

      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      It will be interesting on many fronts. I'm curious how Congress is going to vote on this issue. Best of luck to you and yours; I hope there is a peaceful resolution.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)