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González Colón ‘seriously considering’ run for governor

Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González Colón

By The Star Staff

Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González Colón said Thursday that she is “seriously considering” seeking the New Progressive Party’s (NPP) gubernatorial candidacy for the 2024 elections.

“Not to discard it? Of course,” the resident commissioner said in response to questions from the press. “This is the first time I’m seriously considering it, because there has been a serious demand from the people.”

“But those decisions can’t just be made with what people want to hear. One has to evaluate everything,” González Colón added. “There are people who think like that and people who don’t think like that. When I make decisions, I like to know that I’m doing it because people are asking for it, not because of anyone’s personal ambitions. So I’m going to do the evaluation. I’m not ruling it out; I’m seriously considering it.”

Regarding the candidates from the other parties who have already made known their interest in aspiring to the office of resident commissioner, González Colón insisted that she is not concerned about any of the names that have been announced so far.

“The position is filled and I am the resident commissioner,” she said. “There are still two years until a general election. I believe that there are people who think that by stating what their aspirations are today, they are going to get a jump on the elections, and that is not the reality. The elections are two years away and we are halfway through a term and there are people who do not focus.”

Gov. Pedro Pierluisi Urrutia, meanwhile, insisted that he is prepared and ready to seek re-election in 2024. Near Roberto Clemente Coliseum in Hato Rey several “Pierluisi Governor 2024” banners can be seen, a reminder of Sunday’s NPP General Assembly.

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