Carmen Yulín Cruz

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Carmen Yulín Cruz
Mayor of San Juan
In office
January 14, 2013 – December 31, 2020
Preceded byJorge Santini
Succeeded byMiguel Romero
Member of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives
In office
January 2, 2009 – January 1, 2013
Personal details
Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto

(1963-02-25) February 25, 1963 (age 61)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Political partyPopular Democratic
Other political
EducationBoston University (BA)
Carnegie Mellon University (MS)

Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto (born February 25, 1963) is a Puerto Rican politician. She was the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico from 2013 to 2020.[1] From 2009 through 2013, Cruz served in the House of Representatives of Puerto Rico.

Cruz ran for Resident Commissioner in the 2020 elections.[2][3] After Héctor Ferrer died in November 2018, Cruz became the leading candidate to run for Governor of Puerto Rico.[4]

Cruz became known for her dealings in San Juan during Hurricane Maria and how she and President Donald Trump engaged in a Twitter feud.[5] As a result, she was nominated as a candidate for Time's Person of the Year.[6]

On February 21, 2019, Cruz endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders' second presidential bid and joined as one of its four national co-chairs.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. Bauzá, Nydia (May 7, 2012). "Con "las botas puestas" Carmen Yulín Cruz". Primera Hora (in Spanish).
  2. "San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz on Trump exchange: 'I don't give a (expletive)'". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2018-01-14.
  3. Zornick, George (2018-01-11). "Carmen Yulín Cruz Is a Politician on the Rise". The Nation. ISSN 0027-8378. Archived from the original on 2018-01-14. Retrieved 2018-01-14.
  4. Pipoli, Renzo (November 6, 2018). "Puerto Rico opposition leader Hector Ferrer dies at 48". UPI. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  5. "What to know about Carmen Yulin Cruz, the San Juan mayor slammed by Trump". ABC News. October 1, 2017. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  6. "The Puerto Rico mayor is outperforming Trump in Time's Person of the Year". The Independent. 2017-11-20. Retrieved 2018-01-14.
  7. Gamboa, Suzanne. "San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz to co-chair Bernie Sanders 2020 campaign". NBC News.

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