| Orlando Montes Rivera|
| November 24, 1963 (age 57) Fajardo, Puerto Rico (1963-11-24) |
New Progressive Party (PNP)
University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus (B.A.)Interamerican University of Puerto Rico (J.D.)
New Progressive Party of Puerto Rico
University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, Interamerican University of Puerto Rico
Carlos Johnny Méndez , Zoé Laboy , Thomas Rivera Schatz
María Milagros Charbonier Laureano (November 24, 1963) is a Puerto Rican politician. She was elected to the Puerto Rico House of Representatives on the 2012 general election. She also served as Secretary General of the New Progressive Party (PNP).
María Milagros Charbonier Wikipedia
María Milagros Charbonier was born on November 24, 1963 in Fajardo, Puerto Rico to Roberto Charbonier and Milagros Laureano. She studied in various schools in the Metropolitan area, graduating from high school in 1981 from the Dr. José M. Lázaro High School.
In 1986, Charbonier received a bachelor's degree in Arts, with a major in Social Science from the University of Puerto Rico in Río Piedras. After that, she completed a Juris doctor from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico School of Law. Charbonier passed the bar exam which allows her to practice law in Puerto Rico.
Charbonier has worked as an attorney, specializing in areas like Family, Criminal, Constitutional, and Environmental Law. She has also served as Legal Advisor to various municipalities in the island. As such, she was chosen to represent the Delegation of Lawyers of Carolina. She was then elected as delegate to the Board of Directors of the Puerto Rico Bar Association where she occupied the position of Vice-President.
In recent years, Charbonier served as Administrative Judge of the Special Education Program of the Puerto Rico Department of Education. She has also worked for the Puerto Rico Police Department and the Department of Family Affairs of Puerto Rico.
Charbonier served as Secretary General of the New Progressive Party (PNP) during Pedro Rosselló's tenure as Governor of Puerto Rico.
Charbonier won a spot on the PNP ballot at the primaries earlier in 2012. She arrived in fifth place in the voting. She was elected at the 2012 elections, receiving the second highest amount of votes within her party, behind Incumbent Speaker Jenniffer González.
After her reelection in 2016, Charbonier was proposed as the new leader of the committee on legal affairs of the Puerto Rican congress (. This has caused consternation among human rights groups on the island because of Charbonier's view on sexual orientation as encompassing bestiality and pedophilia, as well as her previous objections to affording parenting rights to homosexual couples.
As of 2012, María Milagros Charbonier has been married for 28 years with attorney Orlando Montes Rivera. They have two children.