Elections and Offices — Jan 3, 1993
Commish. Antonio Colorado [D-PR0, 1991-1992] leaves office as Resident Commissioner for Puerto Rico At Large.
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Former Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico’s At-Large District, Democrat
Colorado, a Democrat, was the resident commissioner from Puerto Rico from 1991 to 1992.
Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States. Because it is not a state, it has no senators or representatives in Congress. Instead it sends a delegate to the House of Representatives, called the resident commissioner, with essentially no voting privileges. Delegates have a marginal role in Congress and their constituents are not represented in Congress in the same manner as most citizens.
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