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PPD vacancy in district 26 to be decided on Sunday, August 6,

Ing. Jesús ‘Chui’ Hernández.

- Delegates endorse Jesus ‘Chui’ Hernandez -

By John McPhaul

The vacancy in representative district 26, which covers the municipalities of Villalba, Barranquitas, Orocovis and part of Coamo, will be filled after a Popular Democratic Party delegate primary to be held on Sunday, August 6, 2023. In it, the president of the Municipal Legislature of Villalba, engineer Jesús ‘Chui’ Hernández Arroyo competes for that House seat.

The candidate pointed out that “for me public service is a natural vocation and I made the determination to make myself available to the delegates who will make the determination on Sunday, August 6,” explained the candidate. The PDP estimates that about 111 delegates are eligible to vote. It is outlined that most of the delegates will opt for Hernández Arroyo, like Julio López Santiago, who supports him “because I know his trajectory, his values and his desire to help the country, without a doubt, Puerto Rico needs young, prepared and committed leaders like him.”

For his part, Neftalí Burgos Colón, delegate for Orocovis, postulates that “our interest is to have a legislator who can follow up on the work in process, and without a doubt Chui Hernández has the capacity and experience.” The candidate has served for the past seven years in the Municipal Legislature of Villalba, where he has chaired the Public Works Commission, as well as the Recreation and Sports Commission. In the last three years he presides over the Municipal Legislature. In the private sector, he has worked as an engineer for the past 10 years.

The event will be held at the Federico Degetau Second Unit School, located at PR156 in Barranquitas, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. After the event, the results will be reported publicly. Hernández confirmed that he has the endorsement of Luis Javier Hernandez, Mayor Villalba, as well as all the municipal legislators of the PDP in Villalba, and the presidential delegate of the PDP in Barranquitas, Pablo Daniel Ortiz.

Likewise, the municipal legislators of Coamo, Carmen L. Colón Padilla and Francisco Cruz Burgos, expressed their support. Similarly, Domingo Hernández Miró, who chairs the Association of Municipal Legislators of Puerto Rico affiliated with the PDP, endorsed the engineer.

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