Aníbal Acevedo Vilá

9th Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

Aníbal Salvador Acevedo Vilá (born February 13, 1962) was the eighth Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. As such, he was a member of the National Governors Association, the Southern Governors' Association, and the Democratic Governors Association. Acevedo has served in many political posts in Puerto Rico, including being member of the House of Representatives (1993–2001) and Resident Commissioner (2001–2005).

Aníbal Acevedo Vilá


  • We should not be forced to give up our children's U.S. citizenship so that we can get a fuller measure of self-government.
    • U. S. Senate, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings on sovereignty under S. 472 (June 23, 1998)

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