Jenniffer González

Born:August 5, 1976 (age 44)
Career:Resident Commissioner, 2016-present
Puerto Rico House of Representatives, 2002-2015
State:Puerto Rico
Party:New Progressive Party and Republican Party
Education:B.A., University of Puerto Rico
J.D. and L.L.M., Inter American University of Puerto Rico School of Law

Jenniffer González served as the Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico, representing the island in the U.S. House of Representatives. She is the youngest person to be Resident Commissioner, and she is the first woman to occupy the role.

González was born in San Juan on August 5, 1976. She received her bachelor's degree in political science at the University of Puerto Rico, and her J.D. and L.L.M. from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico School of Law.

Her career in elective politics started when she won a special election in the Puerto Rico House of Representatives as the representative of San Juan’s 4th district. Before this, she served as chairwoman of the San Juan new Progressive Party Youth Organization. She was then re-elected as an at-large representative in 2004 where she served as chairwoman of the House Government Affairs Committee and as a ranking member of the Budget, San Juan Development, Women’s Affairs, and Internal Affairs committees. González was elected for speaker of the House in 2008, chairwoman of the Republican party of Puerto Rico in 2015, and House minority leader in 2012.