Romero Lugo files candidacy for 2nd term as San Juan mayor
By The Star Staff
Accompanied by his family, community leaders and the leadership of the New Progressive Party (NPP), San Juan Mayor Miguel Romero Lugo on Sunday filed his candidacy for re-election in the 2024 elections at an event held at Pedrín Zorrilla Coliseum Coliseum in Hato Rey.
When making the announcement before thousands of San Juan residents from all parties, Romero Lugo emphasized that he seeks reelection for a second term as mayor in order to continue key projects for the economic and social development of the island capital.
The mayor said that when he entered office nearly four years ago, “our city, in itself, was a depressing and heartbreaking testimony of the indifference and incompetence of a municipal government that had abandoned San Juan to its fate.”
“I committed to returning to San Juan a model of good governance, a municipality with responsible management and solid finances,” he said.
Romero Lugo described his administration as a “team of public servants, motivated and enthusiastic, instead of marginalized and mistreated.”
“A municipal government that would rebuild the infrastructure of the capital, its streets, its roads and avenues, its parks and sports facilities, that would provide security and protection against crime in our communities, that would activate our economy and that would once again provide support services and quality health care for the most vulnerable,” he said.
“For San Juan to become the city of global competition that we all aspire to and that it can become, we need continuity in key projects that we have undertaken during my administration,” the mayor added.
In his message, the NPP leader stressed that his goal has always been to be a good administrator of San Juan, and not to use the mayor’s seat to achieve personal agendas or as a political springboard for other electoral positions.