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PDP presidential hopeful Ortiz taps resident commissioner pre-candidate for assistant secretary

By The Star Staff

Popular Democratic Party (PDP) Rep. Jesús Manuel Ortiz González, who is running for the party presidency, announced Tuesday that he will appoint Pablo José Hernández Rivera as PDP assistant secretary of federal affairs should he win election on May 7.

Hernández Rivera is a pre-candidate for resident commissioner under the PDP.

“We cannot wait to win to take the right steps; that is why I am announcing that as soon as the Popular Party gives me the confidence to be the president of the Popular Democratic Party, I will appoint Pablo José Hernández as the new assistant secretary of federal affairs of the PDP,” Ortiz González said in a written statement. “In this way he will be working hand in hand with me in Washington, on all the issues related to the efforts on economic development, health, security, political status and others that are addressed from the federal capital.”

“In the last 20 years the NPP [New Progressive Party] has been dedicated to trying to sell statehood, although in that attempt they will hinder the development tools available to our economy under the commonwealth,” the legislator added. “That has to stop.”

“We are going to attend in the federal capital to the issues that concern Puerto Ricans and to stop the sabotage operation that the NPP has been executing against Puerto Rico for the past two decades,” Ortíz González said. “Stop putting the ideological agenda above the well-being of the people.”

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