PIERLUISI, Pedro, (1959 - )


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PIERLUISI, Pedro, a Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico; born in San Juan, P.R., April 26, 1959; B.A., Tulane University, New Orleans, La., 1981; J.D., George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 1984; lawyer, private practice; staff, Resident Commissioner Baltasar Corrada del Rio of Puerto Rico; Puerto Rico secretary of justice, 1993-1996; elected as a New Progressive to the One Hundred Eleventh Congress to a four-year term in 2008 and reelected to the succeeding four-year term in 2012 (January 3, 2009-January 3, 2017); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Fifteenth Congress in 2016, but was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination for Governor of Puerto Rico.