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Rep. Jenniffer González: I have influence as state chair of Republican Party

By on September 11, 2016

FAJARDO, Puerto Rico – New Progressive Party (NPP) Resident Commissioner candidate Jenniffer González said Sunday that party followers should mark a single “x” under the party’s symbol in the Nov. 8 general elections and not vote differently, “especially for the Popular Democratic Party (PDP).”

González said that if elected resident commissioner, her priority will be filing a bill in Congress for the admission of Puerto Rico as a state.

She also emphasized that when Puerto Rico has had NPP resident commissioners in Washington, D.C., they have always procured more federal aid for the island.

Rep. Jenniffer González, House minority spokesperson for the NPP and resident commissioner candidate (CB/Yoel Parrilla)

Rep. Jenniffer González, House minority spokesperson for the NPP and resident commissioner candidate (CB/Yoel Parrilla)

In her fervent message to the thousands of followers attending the NPP convention in Fajardo’s El Conquistador Resort, González said that both she and the party’s gubernatorial candidate, Ricardo Rosselló, have made it clear to the fiscal oversight board that they have discrepancies with the law that created it but are willing to collaborate with it to pull Puerto Rico out of its dire financial straits.

González said that she and Rosselló have asked the fiscal board to exercise an equal-opportunity policy when allocating federal health and education funds for Puerto Rico.

During her speech, González criticized PDP President and gubernatorial candidate David Bernier, saying he did nothing as “second-in-command” during Gov. Alejandro García Padilla’s administration to stop the approval of dozens of taxes.

“Puerto Rico pays more taxes today than the majority of the U.S. states,” the politician stressed.

She added that her role as State Chairwoman of Puerto Rico’s Republican Party gives her power to influence congress members to expedite favorable action for Puerto Rico.

“The next general elections are plebiscitary and we cannot give up our vote. One ‘X’ under the Palm Tree,” she said.

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