San Sebastián mayor files candidacy for governor under Dignity Project
By The Star Staff
San Sebastián Mayor Javier Jiménez Pérez on Thursday filed his candidacy for governor under the Dignity Project (Proyecto Dignidad) emblem with the State Elections Commission (SEC).
Jiménez Pérez recently joined the Dignity Project after leaving the ranks of the New Progressive Party (NPP).
Jiménez Pérez is the second person to launch a campaign for governor under the Dignity Project banner. Two days ago, Ada Norah Henríquez also filed her candidacy for governor with the SEC.
In brief statements to dozens of enthusiastic Dignity Project faithful who gathered at the SEC for the occasion, Jiménez Pérez said that now “it would be appropriate to start with the campaign process,” although he acknowledged that “it is a big challenge” that lies ahead, especially in financial terms if compared to the campaign war chests of the NPP and the Popular Democratic Party.
“But what we’re going to do is like the body does many times, when it doesn’t have perhaps the main vein that can carry blood, we’re going to have many secondary veins carrying the message that we want to bring to the people of Puerto Rico,” Jiménez Pérez said.
The mayor was accompanied by Dignity Project Rep. Lisie Burgos Muñiz, who endorsed Jiménez Pérez’s candidacy, and Elizabeth Torres, who anticipated that she could be filing a candidacy for resident commissioner under the Dignity Project, although she is also considering a possible run for at-large senator either with the Dignity Project or independently.