Luis Fortuno

(Luis Guillermo Fortuño Burset)

Luis Fortuno
Luis Fortuno
  • Born: October 31, 1960
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician









Luis Guillermo Fortuño Burset is an American politician who served as the tenth Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, a territory of the United States of America, and as president of the New Progressive Party of Puerto Rico (PNP) until 2013, served as president of the Council of State Governments during 2012 and served as president of the Southern Governors Association from 2011 to 2012. On 26 June 2011 he announced his plans to run for reelection. He was defeated in the 2012 Elections by Alejandro Garcia Padilla.

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Bilingualism opens doors and provides opportunity to our children so they can shine and become successful in a labor market that is increasingly competitive and globalized.
Contrary to Eastern Europe, where the border was more porous and you could exchange information more easily, Cuba is an island. Thus, it is more isolated, and it's easier for the government to have great control over its citizens. Government
Education is extremely important to the Hispanic community, as well as faith, and certainly working hard. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Religion & God
Get government out of our way, and let freedom and the spirit of the American people shine through. Government ;Freedom & Liberty
Hardworking Americans are fighting every day to provide for themselves and their families, and leave a more prosperous country for the next generation.
I am making sure, as the governor of a territory, that our kids speak fluent English. But having said that, I will tell my wife I love her in Spanish, and I will pray in Spanish, and no one from Washington should come down here and tell us how to go about it. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I came into office to do what was correct, not to see what was politically expedient to get re-elected.
I came into the Republican party in 1980, when I was a college student at Georgetown.
I resent Washington telling states, or the residents of those states, what to do and what to think.
I supported the stimulus package.
I think there is a lot of fat in the government. Government
I watched Reagan turn around the country by lowering taxes and controlling spending, and I'm applying the same principles.
In doing what I'm doing, you have to be sensitive to the fact that you're not dealing with numbers, you're dealing with people. And I will continue to be sensitive to that.
It is wrong to believe that Hispanics are Democrats. Hispanics are traditionally and historically conservative, not just socially conservative, but fiscally conservative.
Over 90 percent of parents in Puerto Rico want their children to be totally fluent in English.
Republicans cannot continue to oppose every Hispanic issue.
Some people called me a fascist. That's mostly over, but there will be more attacks from the unions.
Speaking and writing English perfectly should not be a privilege. To those who try to politicize this matter, I tell them now, do not mess with the future of our children. Future
The GOP can't even envision winning the White House if we lose a significant percentage of the Hispanic vote.
We cannot continue to close our eyes to the fact that we have to truly embrace green jobs, new technologies and alternative sources of energy.
When I came into office, I could have kicked the can down the road for a little while, or I could do the right thing.