Jenniffer González

Jenniffer González
Official portrait of Resident Commissioner Jenniffer Gonzalez.jpg
Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico
Assumed office
January 3, 2017
Preceded byPedro Pierluisi
Chair of the Puerto Rico Republican Party
Assumed office
November 15, 2015
DeputyAbel Nazario
Preceded byCarlos Méndez
Minority Leader of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives
In office
January 12, 2013 – January 2, 2017
Preceded byLuis Raúl Torres
Succeeded byTatito Hernández
29th Speaker of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives
In office
January 2, 2009 – January 2, 2013
Preceded byJosé Aponte Hernández
Succeeded byJaime Perelló
Member of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives
from the at-large district
In office
January 2, 2005 – January 2, 2017
Member of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives
from the 4th district
In office
February 28, 2002 – January 2, 2005
Preceded byEdison Misla Aldarondo
Succeeded byLiza Fernández Rodríguez
Personal details
Born
Jenniffer Aydin González Colón

(1976-08-05) August 5, 1976 (age 43)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Political partyNew Progressive
Other political
affiliations
Republican
EducationUniversity of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras (BA)
Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, San Juan (JD, House website

Jenniffer Aydin González Colón (born August 5, 1976) is a Puerto Rican politician and the current and 20th resident commissioner of Puerto Rico.[1] González has served in leadership positions in the New Progressive Party of Puerto Rico (PNP) and in the Republican Party of the United States. These positions included being the chairwoman of the Puerto Rico Republican Party, Speaker of the House of Representatives of Puerto Rico, minority leader of the House of Representatives of Puerto Rico, and vice-chair of the PNP.[2][3][4][5]

González is the youngest person to be Resident Commissioner and the first woman to occupy the role.[6]

Early life and education

González was born in San Juan to Jorge González and Nydia Colón, both lifelong public servants. She graduated from University Gardens High School [es] and then studied her bachelor's degree in Political Science at the University of Puerto Rico. Although she obtained both a juris doctor and an LL.M. from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico School of Law[7] she has yet to be admitted to the Bar of any jurisdiction. [8]