Javier González (politician)

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Javier González
Secretary of State of Puerto Rico
In office
October 30, 2015 – December 9, 2015
GovernorAlejandro García Padilla
Preceded byDavid Bernier
Succeeded byVíctor Suárez Meléndez
Personal details
BornPuerto Rico, U.S.
Political partyPopular Democratic Party
Other political

Javier Benito González Arroyo is a Puerto Rican politician who served as the acting Secretary of State of Puerto Rico from October 2015 until December 2015, after the resignation of David Bernier.[1][2][3] Prior to that, he served as Deputy Secretary of State of Puerto Rico,[4] he is a member of the Popular Democratic Party (PDP).[5]

On October 21, 2015 González, as Deputy Secretary of State, witnessed a deal with Taiwan that allowed citizens of both countries to obtain a driver's license in the other country.[6][7]

González served as acting Secretary of State of Puerto Rico from October 30, 2015 until December 9, 2015, he was succeeded by Víctor Suárez.


  1. ^ Brown, Nick, Bases, Daniel and Gregorio, David (October 26, 2015). "Puerto Rico secretary of state Bernier resigns". Reuters. Retrieved December 11, 2015.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ Kaske, Michelle; Faries, Bill (October 28, 2015). "Puerto Rico Governor May Not Seek Re-Election, Report Says". Bloomberg Business. Retrieved December 11, 2015.
  3. ^ Slavin, Robert (October 26, 2015). "Puerto Rico Secretary of State Resigns in Time for Possible Gubernatorial Run". The Bond Buyer. Retrieved December 11, 2015.
  4. ^ PRFAA (January 25, 2013). "PRFAA Director and Puerto Rico's Deputy Secretary of State meet with U.S. State Department foreign affairs officer". Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration. Retrieved December 7, 2015.
  5. ^ Hon. Javier Gonzalez (PDP)
  6. ^ CNA (October 23, 2015). "ROC and Puerto Rico sign mutual driver's license deal". The China Post. Retrieved December 7, 2015.
  7. ^ Liao, Tony; Huang, Romulo (October 24, 2015). "Taiwan, Puerto Rico sign reciprocal driver's license accord". Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Miami. Archived from the original on December 8, 2015. Retrieved December 7, 2015.

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