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Pedro Pierluisi

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Pedro Pierluisi
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U.S. House, Puerto Rico, At-Large
In office
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 6
PredecessorLuis Fortuño (R)
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Secretary of Justice of Puerto Rico
Bachelor'sTulane University
J.D.George Washington University
Date of birthApril 26, 1959
Place of birthSan Juan, Puerto Rico
Office website
Pedro Pierluisi (b. April 26, 1959) is a Democratic, non-voting member of the U.S. House of Representatives, serving as a Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico. Pierluisi was first elected in 2008. He won re-election in 2014.[1]


Pierluisi was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He graduated with a bachelor's degree from Tulane University and received his law degree from George Washington University.[2]


Committee assignments

U.S. House


Pierluisi served on the following committees:[3]



Pierluisi won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Puerto Rico as a Democrat.[4]

U.S. House, Puerto Rico General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     New Progressive Party (PNP) Green check mark transparent.pngPedro Pierluisi Incumbent 48.4% 905,066
     Popular Democratic Party (PPD) Rafael Cox Alomar 47.2% 881,181
     Puerto Rican Independence Party (PIP) Juan Manuel Mercado 2.1% 38,941
     Sovereign Union Movement (MUS) Maria de Lourdes Guzman 0.6% 11,764
     Puerto Ricans for Puerto Rico Party (PPR) Sadiasept Guillont 0.3% 5,647
     Working People's Party (PPT) Félix Córdova Iturregui 0.7% 13,120
     N/A Others 0% 626
     N/A White 0.2% 4,523
     N/A Null 0.4% 7,488
Total Votes 1,868,356
Source: Puerto Rico Election Commission, "Elections in Puerto Rico: Canvass General Election November 6, 2012 Results for Resident Commissioner Candidate"


Net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives


Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by, Pierluisi's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $551,003 to $4,840,993. That averages to $2,695,998, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Pierluisi ranked as the 119th most wealthy representative in 2012.[5]

Pedro Pierluisi Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
Growth from 2008 to 2012:6,826%
Average annual growth:1,707%[6]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[7]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.


Together with his wife, Maria Elena Carrión, he has four children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Luis Fortuño
U.S. House - Puerto Rico - Resident Commissioner
Succeeded by