Puerto Rico Candidates for Governor, Election Race 2012

Puerto Rico Gubernatorial Candidates
Puerto Rico Candidates for Governor

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Puerto Rico candidates for governor will be having their Democrat and Republican gubernatorial; primaries in 2012

Puerto Rico Candidates for Governor Filing Deadline: November 2011
Puerto Rico Primary Date: March 18, 2012

Puerto Rico Governor (Gobernador)Election Race

Republican and Democrat Governor Candidates

Luis Fortuo (PNP/R)
Alejandro Garca Padilla (PPD)
Juan Dalmau (PIP)

Puerto Rico History. What every Governor Candidate should know:

Pursuant to a law approved in 1903, "An Act for the Approval and Conservation of Certain Historical Data of Puerto Rico", the Puerto Rico Legislature created the Office of the Official Historian of Puerto Rico. The historians who held the position during the early decades of the 20th century included Francisco Mariano Quiñones, Salvador Brau y Asencio, Dr. Cayetano Coll y Toste, Mariano Abril and Adolfo de Hostos. The office remained vacant until 1993, when then Sen. Kenneth McClintock authored a measure to reestablish the office. Upon its approval, Senate President Roberto Rexach Benítez and House Speaker Zaida Hernandez Torres appointed Dr. Pilar Barbosa as the first Official Historian in the office's "modern era". The first female to hold the job, she held it until her death in 1997. At that time, Senate President Charlie Rodríguez and House Speaker Edison Misla Aldarondo appointed Dr. Luis González Vale, the current incumbent.

Under Dr. Gonzalez Vale's leadership, the office has collaborated in multiple publications, including the letters of Resident Commissioner Felix Cordova Davila, and several works regarding Puerto Rico's military history. In 2005, in collaboration with Puerto Rico's Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities, his office published an eight-book "We, the People" Puerto Rican Series of books regarding the history of Puerto Rico during the first 30 years of US sovereignty.

Dr. Gonzalez Vale was invited to testify as a non-partisan witness at hearings held by the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Insular Affairs on legislation regarding Puerto Rico's future political relationship with the United States.