Who Is Pedro Pierluisi?
Pedro Pierluisi is a politician, attorney, and lobbyist from Puerto Rico. Currently, he is serving as the 14th governor of Puerto Rico, he has been serving in that position since 2021.
In addition, prior to being governor, he held the positions of Secretary of Justice from 1993 to 1997. Moreover, he has also been a Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico in the United States House of Representatives from 2009 to 2017.
Furthermore, he was also an Acting Secretary of State. Pierluisi served as Puerto Rico’s de facto governor from August 2 until August 7, 2019, when the territory’s Supreme Court declared that his assumption of office was illegal.
Pedro Pierluisi Career
He began his career as a lawyer, where he was practicing as a private attorney in Washington DC. He served as an attorney for a period of six years from 1984 to 1990. In addition, Pedro was one of the primary attorneys for the Peruvian government in its case against the Hunt brothers, Nelson Bunker, William Herbert, and Lamar in the late 1970s.
This was after the Hunt brothers attempted to dominate the silver market. Moreover, the plaintiff was awarded $180 million in damages as a consequence of the litigation. In addition, from 1990 until 1993, he practiced law in Puerto Rico.
Furthermore, in 1993, he was nominated by governor Pedro Rossello to be Puerto Rico’s Secretary of Justice. He was unanimously confirmed by the Puerto Rican Legislature.
How Old Is Pedro Pierluisi?
Pedro is 64 years old as of 2023 having been born on April 26, 1959 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He shares his birthday with other famous people such as Channing Tatum, Jet Li, Robert Downey Jr., Carol Burnett,
Melania Trump, and Jordana Brewster, among others.
Pedro Pierluisi Family
Who are His Parents?
He was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, he is the son of Jorge Peirluisi Diaz and Doris Urrutia.
Does He Have Siblings?
He has three siblings, Jose Jaime, Doris Pielusi, Caridad Pierluisi-Ruiz. However, his brother Jose Jaime was killed after he was shot in a car hijacking in 1994.
Pedro Pierluisi Education
He attended Colegio Marista of Guaynabo, where he graduated in 1977. After that, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in American History from Tulane University, in 1981. He then subsequently earned a Juris Doctor degree from George Washington University Law School in 1984.
Pedro Pierluisi Wife
Pedro is no longer married after he announced that, he was divorcing his wife Maria Elena Carrion in 2019. Their marriage had lasted for twelve years. This was his second marriage after divorcing his first wife María Eugenia Rojo. The couple divorced in the late 1990s.
Pedro Pierluisi Kids
Pierluisi has four kids namely Michael Pierluisi, Jacqueline Pierluisi, Rafael Pierluisi, and Anthony Pierluisi all of whom he bore with his first wife.
Pedro Pierluisi US House of Representatives
On May 18, 2007, Pedro confirmed his candidacy for the Resident Commissioner, Unique Delegate of Puerto Rico to the United States Congress in the November 2008 elections. In addition, he had accompanied the current resident commissioner and the Gubernatorial candidate Luis Fortuño, in the NPP primary ticket of March 9, 2008.
Moreover, in regards to the candidate reports presented before the Federal Election Commission (FEC), Pierluisi led the other NPP candidates margin in the fundraiser, having raised more than $ 450,000 in 2007, while the opponent Charlie Rodriguez had only raised $ 47,000 and Dr. Miriam Ramírez de Ferrer had not reported any fundraiser.
On March 9, 2008, Pierluisi won the primary with 61% of the votes. Against the former Senate President, Charlie Rodríguez, who surveyed 33%, and former Senator. Miriam Ramírez, who obtained 6% of the vote. On November 4, 2008, she won the resident commissioner of Puerto Rico with more than 53% of the votes.
He was sworn on January 6, 2009, by the speaker of the house, Nancy Pelosi. It was the best vote in the general elections of 2012 when he re-elected a second term of four years and surpassed his career partner, then ruled. Luis Fortuño, as well as the current government. Alejandro García Padilla.
Furthermore, Pedro is a member of Puerto Rico’s New Progressive Party, which pushes for statehood for the island territory. In addition, he defeated his opponents by almost one million votes, which was the biggest margin of victory in Puerto Rico’s history for a Resident Commissioner. Pierluisi was a member of the House Democratic Caucus while on Capitol Hill.
- Committee on Ethics
- The Judiciary
- Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland
- Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and
- Committee on Natural Resources
- Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and
- Insular Affairs
Pedro Pierluisi 2020 gubernatorial election
Pedro defeated governor Wanda Vázquez Garced in the PNP gubernatorial primary on August 16, 2020. Moreover, he went ahead and won the nomination for the New Progressive Party with about 57.9% of the votes cast, compared to Vazquez’s 42.1%, with 75.6% of voting stations reporting.
During the 2020 presidential election, he supported Joe Biden for the 2020 United States presidential election on July 20, 2020.
Moreover, he was elected Governor of Puerto Rico on November 3, 2020. He earned roughly 32.9 percent of the votes cast, which were split among the six candidates that stood for office.
Pedro Pierluisi Tenure
Pedro took the oath of office on Saturday, January 2, 2021. At 8:00 a.m. Moreover, he was sworn in by the Supreme Court Chief Justice Maite Oronoz Rodrguez in a private ceremony. This was followed by a contentious public ceremony on the northern side of Puerto Rico’s Capitol, where Pierluisi openly retook the oath of office in front of 400 visitors during the Coronavirus pandemic where he gave his inaugural address.
Moreover, the appointment of Elba Aponte as Secretary of Education was one of the confrontations between the governor and the PPD majority legislature. The House of Representatives rejected the governor’s choice after a hearing to examine her, and he withdrew her nomination on April 17.
Furthermore, on January 24th, 2021, the governor declared gender-based violence as a state of emergency on the Island. The governor confirmed on March 15 that the state of emergency for marine travel from the main island to Vieques and Culebra would stay in place until 2022 This is after the ferry transportation system would be privatized.
Moreover, protests from groups due to inadequate ferry service led to a confrontation between police and protester. In addition, the governor announced that he supported the actions of the “Fuerzas Unidas de Rapida Accion” the local branch of the Security forces involved in the protest.
Pedro Pierluisi Height/ Measurement
His height, weight, and body measurement are not available at the moment but we will update it as soon as possible.
Pedro Pierluisi Net Worth
His net worth is estimated to be around $20 million.