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Ricardo Rosselló

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Ricardo Rosselló
Rosselló in 2019
Governor of Puerto Rico
In office
January 2, 2017 – August 2, 2019
Preceded byAlejandro García Padilla
Succeeded byPedro Pierluisi (judicially annulled)
Wanda Vázquez Garced (constitutionally appointed)
President of the New Progressive Party
In office
June 5, 2016 – July 22, 2019
Preceded byPedro Pierluisi
Succeeded byThomas Rivera Schatz (acting)
Personal details
Ricardo Antonio Rosselló Nevares

(1979-03-07) March 7, 1979 (age 45)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Political partyNew Progressive
Other political
Natasha Marie Cervi
(m. 2008; div. 2010)
(m. 2012)
ChildrenClaudia Rosselló
Pedro Rosselló
ParentsPedro Rosselló
Maga Nevares
EducationMassachusetts Institute of
University of Michigan (MS, PhD)

Ricardo Antonio "Ricky" Rosselló Nevares[a] (born March 7, 1979) is a Puerto Rican college professor, scientist, and politician. He was the Governor of Puerto Rico and President of the New Progressive Party.[3]

In mid-July 2019, Rosselló faced controversy after his phone messages were leaked which revealed homophobic messages, plans to create troll accounts for Facebook, evidence of corruption and death threats towards Mayor of San Juan Carmen Yulín Cruz.[4] In July 21, he announced that he would not seek re-election in 2022.[5] On July 24, Rosselló announced his resignation on August 2.[6][7]


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  1. "Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello announces resignation amid mass protests". CNBC. Associated Press. July 25, 2019.
  2. "Lo que dice el caso de divorcio de Rosselló (documento y video)". NotiCel. October 27, 2016. Archived from the original on July 27, 2019. Retrieved December 19, 2020.
  3. Coto, Danica (3 November 2016). "Leading Governor Candidate in Puerto Rico Wants US Statehood". ABC News. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  4. Tacopino, Joe (2019-07-21). "Puerto Rico governor will not seek reelection amid texting scandal". New York Post. Retrieved 2019-07-22.
  5. "Amid Protests, Puerto Rico's Governor Says He Won't Run For Reelection". NPR.org.
  6. "Embattled Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló resigns amid public outcry". NBC News. July 24, 2019. Retrieved July 24, 2019.
  7. "Puerto Rico governor resigns amid turmoil over his successor". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 August 2019.