Pr governor: Pedro Pierluisi — National Governors Association

Pedro Pierluisi — National Governors Association

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Puerto Rico
  • Terms
    January 2, 2021 — Current
  • Party
    New Progressive
  • Born
    April 26, 1959
  • Birth State
    Puerto Rico
  • School
    Tulane University, George Washington University

About

Pedro Pierluisi is the Governor of Puerto Rico and presides over the New Progressive Party. He was elected on November 3, 2020. Pierluisi is a lawyer from San Juan with 35 years of experience in the public and private sectors.

He began his professional career in Washington, D.C. as an assistant to Resident Commissioner Baltasar Corrada del Rio. He then practiced for six years as a trial lawyer in that city. He returned to work in Puerto Rico in 1990, and from 1993 to 1996, served as Puerto Rico’s Secretary of Justice before turning 34. As a chief legal officer of our government he published numerous opinions and argued two important constitutional cases before the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico, supervised over 500 lawyers and prosecutors and excelled in the fight against crime by obtaining the Puerto Rico’s designation as a High Incidence Drug Trafficking Zone. Commissioned by the White House, he lobbied Congress to pass President Clinton’s Anti-Crime Act. He was then a partner in a prestigious law firm for ten years before returning to public service.

He was Puerto Rico’s Resident Commissioner in Washington from January 2009 to December 2016, and during his tenure in Congress, he compiled an impressive record of accomplishments in multiple areas. He secured billions of dollars in federal funds and tax credits for Puerto Rico under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), worked to ensure that Puerto Rico and the other U.S. territories received fair treatment in federal Health Care Reform, which tripled the amount of federal funds given to Puerto Rico to fund the public health care system. Similarly, Pierluisi worked to advance multiple concrete actions by federal agencies around public safety, economic development, education, health, and environmental protection.

The former Resident Commissioner, a Democrat, has always advocated for ensuring fair treatment for American citizens residing in Puerto Rico, including a relentless fight to achieve equality for Puerto Rico under all federal programs and every U.S. law that can only be achieved through Statehood. The people of Puerto Rico voted overwhelmingly in November 2020 to make the island a state of the American nation and elected Pierluisi as Governor of Puerto Rico.

Pierluisi, the father of four adult children and the grandfather of five grandchildren, earned his Bachelor’s degree in 1981 from Tulane University in New Orleans and his Juris Doctor in 1984 from George Washington University in the federal capital.

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Puerto Rico’s New Governor Pedro Pierluisi Faces Multiple Crises : NPR

Puerto Rico’s New Governor Pedro Pierluisi Faces Multiple Crises Pedro Pierluisi takes office amid the island’s ongoing efforts to claw itself out of an economic crunch and recover from natural disasters.

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Pedro Pierluisi takes office as governor amid the island’s ongoing efforts to claw itself out of an economic crisis and recover from natural disasters.

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Pedro Pierluisi takes office as governor amid the island’s ongoing efforts to claw itself out of an economic crisis and recover from natural disasters.

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Pedro Pierluisi was sworn in as Puerto Rico’s 12th elected governor on Saturday, promising to turn the page on years of social and political turbulence in the U.S. territory and to restore trust in a government whose credibility has been badly damaged by its response to a string of recent crises.

Speaking from the steps of the island’s Capitol, the new governor addressed a reduced crowd of a few hundred invited guests who wore face coverings and sat in chairs spaced out as a precaution against the coronavirus.

Pierluisi, 61, was previously the island’s attorney general as well as its nonvoting delegate to the U.S. Congress. His swearing-in on Saturday was the culmination of two prior attempts to claim the governorship, first in 2016, when he lost his party’s gubernatorial primary, and again in 2019, after the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló.

At the heart of Pierluisi’s address on Saturday was an acknowledgement of the pain that many Puerto Ricans have endured in recent years — from twin hurricanes, earthquakes, the island’s debt crisis, corruption scandals and the ongoing pandemic — and a pledge to usher in better days.

«We all aspire to leave crisis behind,» Pierluisi said, «to turn the page on political turbulence, to walk on the path of reconstruction and progress, to create the Puerto Rico we all dream of. On that we are all united.»

But he was also forced to acknowledge the deep divisions within Puerto Rican society over the best path toward that better future. Despite his election in November, Pierluisi claimed victory with less than one-third of the vote total, a smaller percentage than any elected governor in Puerto Rico’s history. Pierluisi hails from the island’s traditional pro-statehood party, which has long dominated electoral politics along with the other main party that favors Puerto Rico’s existing territorial status.

But this year’s contest was upended by strong showings from two alternative candidates who tapped into the frustration many Puerto Ricans feel with the island’s economic decline under a political status quo that has long obsessed with the question of statehood.

«Our five parties and our independent legislators reflect our new political and social reality,» Pierluisi said. «Destiny put me here amid these turbulent and historic times, faced with polarization and high expectations, and I trust God will give me the wisdom to guide Puerto Rico toward safe harbor.»

He assumes a daunting charge. Aside from the pandemic still raging on the island, Puerto Rico continues clawing its way out of bankruptcy, and Pierluisi will face pressure to resist efforts by a federally appointed fiscal oversight board to impose austerity measures. Some Puerto Ricans view Pierluisi skeptically because he worked for a law firm representing that board. But he has called that experience valuable, saying it gives him an intimate understanding of how the control board works.

Pierluisi also takes office amid ongoing efforts to rebuild infrastructure damaged by Hurricane Maria in 2017. Billions in federal recovery grants have yet to arrive. During the campaign, Pierluisi cast himself as a fierce advocate for federal funds and their potential to transform Puerto Rico, sometimes to the point of mockery from critics, given the glacial pace at which the federal government has released post-hurricane funding.

Even so, during his address on Saturday, Pierluisi doubled down.

«We are going to take advantage of every federal dollar,» he said. «And we’re going to do it now.»

His address also touched, in general terms, on other issues of deep concern on the island: public education, crime, mental health, the environment and corruption. And he reiterated his belief that statehood, long controversial on the island, is Puerto Rico’s best chance at prosperity, and that it is achievable.

Pierluisi replaces Gov. Wanda Vázquez, who took office in August of 2019 after weeks of protests forced then-Gov. Rosselló to resign. The disgraced governor had originally intended for Pierluisi to replace him, appointing him to a top cabinet position days before leaving office so Pierluisi would be first in the line of succession.

But days after Pierluisi took the governor’s oath, the territory’s Supreme Court ruled him ineligible for the office because his cabinet appointment had not been confirmed by the island’s Senate. Vázquez, who was attorney general, ascended to the governorship instead. Pierluisi defeated her during the pro-statehood party’s gubernatorial primary in August.

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Solemn ceremony of presenting state awards of the Russian Federation and awards of the Leningrad Region

On November 3, 2022, the Administration of the Governor and the Government of the Leningrad Region prepared and held the solemn ceremony of presenting state awards of the Russian Federation and awards of the Leningrad Region.

The awards were presented by the Governor of the Leningrad Region Alexander Drozdenko and the Chairman of the Legislative Assembly of the Leningrad Region Sergey Bebenin.

The senator of the Russian Federation, a representative of the executive body of state power of the Leningrad Region, Sergey Perminov, took part in the awards ceremony of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.

November 03, 2022

Signing ceremony of the Cooperation Agreement between the Government of the Leningrad Region and the Federal State Budgetary Institution «Russian Academy of Education»

state budgetary institution «Russian Academy of Education».

The ceremony of signing the Agreement was attended by:

Governor of the Leningrad Region Alexander Drozdenko;

President of the Federal State Budgetary Institution «Russian Academy of Education» Olga Vasilyeva.

November 03, 2022

Meeting of the Government of the Leningrad Region

The Department of Organizational Work of the Administration of the Governor and the Government of the Leningrad Region prepared and held a meeting of the Government of the Leningrad Region on October 27, 2022 using a videoconferencing system chaired by the Governor of the Leningrad Region Alexander Drozdenko.

Before consideration of the agenda items, the ceremony of signing the Agreement on cooperation in the development of student sports in the Leningrad region between the Government of the Leningrad region and the All-Russian public organization «Russian Student Sports Union» took place.

The ceremony was attended by the Governor of the Leningrad Region Alexander Drozdenko and the President of the All-Russian Public Organization «Russian Student Sports Union» Sergey Seiranov.

The following issues were considered at the meeting:

— Information on the implementation of the federal project «Sport —

October 27, 2022

Meeting on improving the system of transport services in the Leningrad Region

The Department of Organizational Work of the Administration of the Governor and the Government of the Leningrad Region prepared and held a meeting on October 26, 2022 on improving the system of transport services in the Leningrad Region chaired by the Governor of the Leningrad Region Alexander Drozdenko

The meeting addressed the issue:

— On proposals for improving the model for organizing transport services in the Leningrad Region

Speakers:

Mikhail Prisyazhnyuk, Chairman of the Leningrad Region Transport Committee;

Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Leningrad Region for Construction, Housing and Communal Services Yevgeny Baranovsky.

October 26, 2022

Event dedicated to the Day of the Road and Urban Passenger Transport Worker

The Department of Organizational Work of the Administration of the Governor and the Government of the Leningrad Region prepared and held on October 26, 2022 the event dedicated to the Day of the Road and Urban Passenger Transport Worker.

Welcoming remarks were made by:

— Governor of the Leningrad Region Alexander Drozdenko;

— Chairman of the Legislative Assembly of the Leningrad Region Sergey Bebenin;

— Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Leningrad Region for Construction, Housing and Communal Services Evgeny Baranovsky;

— Chairman of the Leningrad Region Transport Committee.

During the event, the ceremony of presenting awards from the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, the Governor of the Leningrad Region, the Legislative Assembly of the Leningrad Region, and the Committee of the Leningrad Region for Transport took place.

October 26, 2022

Meeting on the development of measures to improve the indicators of the Leningrad Region in the Quality of Life Ranking

using a video conferencing system).

The following issues were considered at the meeting:

— About the Quality of Life Rating. Results for 2021.

— On the development of measures to improve the indicators of the Leningrad Region in the Quality of Life Rating

Speakers:

Varvara Podrugina, Project Manager of the Laboratory of Initiatives, ANO «Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects»;

Chairman of the Committee for Social Protection of the Population Anastasia Tolmacheva.

October 25, 2022

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Governor of the city of Sevastopol

Razvozhaev Mikhail Vladimirovich — Governor of the city of Sevastopol, Chairman of the Government of Sevastopol

Address: 299011, Sevastopol, st. Lenina, 2

Phone: +7 (8692) 54-47-73

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: https://sev. gov.ru/goverment/gubernator/

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Deputy Governor of the city of Sevastopol

Litovko Maria Alexandrovna — Deputy Governor — Chairman of the Government of Sevastopol

Address: 299011, Sevastopol, st. Lenina, 2

Phone: +7 (8692) 53-11-31

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: https://sev. gov.ru/goverment/deputy/51049/

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Department of economic development of the city of Sevastopol

Profatilov Denis Aleksandrovich — Director of the Department — member of the Government of Sevastopol

Address:

2, Sevastopol, Generala Ostryakov Ave., 13

Phone: +7 (8692) 55-02-05

website: https://des. sev.gov.ru/

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Sevastopol Fund for Support of Business Entities

Borisova Natalia Ivanovna — Director

Address: 299038, Sevastopol Ave. t of the October Revolution, 42-B, bldg. 6

Phone: +7 (8692) 22-92-92

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: https://mb92.ru

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Microcredit Company Fund for Microfinance of Small and Medium Enterprises in the City of Sevastopol

Dobretsova Lyudmila Sergeevna — Director 6

Phone: +7 (978) 901-34-37

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: http://microfond92.ru/

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3 subjects of small and medium-sized businesses in the city of Sevastopol

Kharchenko Yury Vasilyevich — Director 6

Phone: +7 (978) 938-14-39

E-mail: [email protected]

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