González Colón to open gubernatorial campaign in front of Barbosa home
By The Star Staff
In 12 days, New Progressive Party (NPP) vice president Jenniffer González Colón will file her candidacy to become the next governor of Puerto Rico in front of the childhood home of statehood pioneer José Celso Barbosa in Bayamón, as an act of commitment to a return to the roots and pillars upon which the party was founded.
González Colón will make her candidacy official on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 10 a.m. at the historic site. There she also will introduce the candidate for resident commissioner who will be her ticketmate in next spring’s NPP primaries.
The two-term resident commissioner made the announcement through a video on her social networks.
“The ideal of statehood was born from the principles and convictions of a man who grew up in this little wooden house,” González Colón says in the video. “With his story, José Celso Barbosa inspired and empowered us. It will be from here that I will settle and start my campaign …”
“I selected this place because I want to perpetuate this historic moment as a commitment to you and not as a mere formality,” the resident commissioner adds. “Here with you, we will formalize the path to work for a new NPP. … I’m going to try to get our party back to its roots … like the party founded by Don Luis A. Ferré.”