At center, Speaker of the House of Representatives Rafael Hernández Montañez
By The Star Staff
Speaker of the House of Representatives Rafael “Tatito” Hernández Montañez announced on Tuesday that he does not rule out running for mayor of Dorado for the Popular Democratic Party (PDP).
The lawmaker made the statement after some photos were posted on his social networks of a bicycle belonging to him parked in front of city hall in the northern coastal town.
“That was at the mayor’s office of my town Dorado. That is a message that I am a person who does not spend, that I am effective. And that I have a very special love for Dorado,” Hernández Montañez said in a radio interview. “So that you can see that we are going to save money and we are going to be effective. We have to see the budget, but we are going to save money. Sooner or later I think so. … There is a human quality that when there is a controversy they run in the other direction. In Dorado it is the other way around. People go to controversy and confront it and take care of it fearlessly and head-on. Let’s see. I think it’s very early in the game, but sooner or later I’m going to be expressing myself.”
The public controversies between Hernández Montañez and Mayor Carlos López Rivera began when the House speaker became the district representative.