Who Is San Juan Mayor Carmen YulíN Cruz Soto?

She ran for San Juan mayor in 2012 against incumbent Jorge Santini and won.
(CNN) Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto, the mayor of Puerto Rico’s capital San Juan, has been a prominent champion of her city and island since Hurricane Maria came ashore last week and battered the US territory.
Cruz, 54, was born and raised in San Juan, according to a biography on Puerto Rico’s Chamber of Commerce website.
She worked as an adviser to the San Juan mayor and the president of Puerto Rico’s House of representatives, according to her biography.
Cruz became involved in Puerto Rico’s Popular Democratic Party in 2003, and was elected president of its women’s organization.

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