As a Puerto Rican, not as a mayor, I believe that this is the opportunity to make our island nation more equitable and caring.
- 55 years old
- BA in Political Science from BU and MS in in Public Management and Policy
- Married to her husband, psychologist and professor Alfredo Carrasquillo, after three months of dating .
- held office of the Popular Democratic party from 1/1/09-1/1/13
- First student at Carnegie Mellon to receive the Barbara Jenkins award for service and contributions to the college
- has worked with Jim Messina to establish US/PR relations, specifically in health care and education funds
- Against privatization of public institutions and fading unions
- Gained influence through her criticism of President Trump’s lack of support during the aftermath of Hurricane Maria (hit Sep 20th)
- While FEMA is beginning to pull out of the country, claiming that it has seen the restoration of supermarkets, Cruz begs that they stay, due to the fact that 35% of the population still has no power. “If you don’t have power, you don’t have capacity to keep food in your house.”
- twitter handle @CarmenYulinCruz
El Gobernador sigue dividiendo al país. Los que no apoyen sus ideas están en contra del país. Necesitamos más visión y menos división. 21h tweet 3/28