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Carmen Yulín Cruz
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Mayor of San Juan
Assumed office
January 14, 2013
Preceded by Jorge Santini
Member of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives
At-large
In office
January 2, 2009 – January 1, 2013
Personal details
Born
Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto

February 25, 1963 (1963-02-25) (age 57)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Political party Popular Democratic
Other political
affiliations
Democratic
Children 1
Education Boston University (BA)
Carnegie Mellon University (MS)

Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto (born February 25, 1963) is a Puerto Rican politician. She is the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico since 2013. From 2009 through 2013, Cruz served in the House of Representatives of Puerto Rico.

Cruz is expected to run for Resident Commissioner in the 2020 elections. After Héctor Ferrer died in November 2018, Cruz became the leading candidate to run for Governor of Puerto Rico.

Cruz became known for her dealings in San Juan during Hurricane Maria and how she and President Donald Trump engaged in a Twitter feud. As a result, she was nominated as a candidate for Time's Person of the Year.

On February 21, 2019, Cruz endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders' second presidential bid and joined as one of its four national co-chairs.



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