Ricardo Rosselló

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Ricardo Rosselló
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12th Governor of Puerto Rico
In office
January 2, 2017 – August 2, 2019
Preceded byAlejandro García Padilla
Succeeded byPedro Pierluisi
Personal details
Born
Ricardo Antonio Rosselló
Nevares

(1979-03-07) March 7, 1979 (age 40)
San Juan, Puerto Rico, U.S.
Political partyNew Progressive
Other political
affiliations
Democratic
Spouse(s)Beatriz Areizaga
Children1
MotherMaga Nevares
FatherPedro Rosselló
ResidenceLa Fortaleza
EducationMassachusetts Institute of
Technology
(BS)
University of Michigan, Ann
Arbor
(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.[1]

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.[2] In July 21, he announced that he would not seek re-election in 2022.[3] On July 24, Rosselló announced his resignation on August 2.[4][5]

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  1. Coto, Danica (3 November 2016). "Leading Governor Candidate in Puerto Rico Wants US Statehood". ABC News. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  2. Tacopino, Joe (2019-07-21). "Puerto Rico governor will not seek reelection amid texting scandal". New York Post. Retrieved 2019-07-22.
  3. "Amid Protests, Puerto Rico's Governor Says He Won't Run For Reelection". NPR.org.
  4. "Embattled Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló resigns amid public outcry". NBC News. July 24, 2019. Retrieved July 24, 2019.
  5. "Puerto Rico governor resigns amid turmoil over his successor". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 August 2019.