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Bernardo Márquez García

Bernardo Márquez García

Puerto Rican politician
Bernardo Márquez García
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Intro Puerto Rican politician
Is Politician
From Puerto Rico
Type Politics
Gender male
Birth Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico, U.S.A.
The details

Biography

Bernardo "Betito" Márquez García is the Mayor of Toa Baja affiliated with the New Progressive Party (PNP). He was a member of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives from 2005 to 2013 representing District 10.

Early years and studies

Bernardo Márquez was born on the Barrio Pájaros Candelaria of Toa Baja. During his school years, he was an avid sports athlete, distinguishing himself in baseball, basketball, and volleyball.

Márquez completed his Bachelor and Master's degree in Business Administration at the University of Puerto Rico.

Professional life

Márquez worked as a college professor at the University of Puerto Rico and the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico. He also worked as owner of the Selectos Supermarket, on the Barrio Candelaria Arenas.

Political career

Márquez was first elected to the House of Representatives of Puerto Rico at the 2004 general election, where he was elected to represent District 10. He was reelected in 2008. Márquez chose not to run for reelection at the 2012 general election.

In 2015, Márquez announced his intention to run for Mayor of Toa Baja challenging longtime incumbent Aníbal Vega Borges. In June 5, 2016, Márquez defeated Vega Borges in what was classified by some newspapers as the "surprise of the primaries".

Personal life

Márquez is married and has three children.

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