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Growing Young: Republican Organization receives support from Governor Fortuño and Congressman Don Young as it Swears in New Directors

February 21, 2011 - San Juan, Puerto Rico

With the presence of Puerto Rico Governor, Luis Fortuño, and veteran Congressman of Alaska, Don Young, the Young Republican Federation of Puerto Rico swore into office its new Island Directors.

In a ceremony lead by newly elected President Daniel Ballori and Governor Luis Fortuño, the base of the Young Republican Federation was renewed with energy and enthusiasm heading into the celebration of the Annual Convention of the Young Republican National, held in San Juan Puerto Rico this coming July 2011.

"Inspired by the leadership of our Governor and the support of National leaders such as Congressman Don Young, today this youth moves with great enthusiasm in order to achieve the goals of our Glorious Republican Party", stated Ballori before an enthusiastic gathering of Young republicans from across the Island. During the ceremony, Ballori bestowed upon Congressman Don Young an honorary membership to the Organization, in recognition of his long years of commitment as a conservative leader as well as his proactive efforts in order to achieve dignity, equality and statehood for the 4 million American Citizens residing in Puerto Rico

Governor Luis Fortuño took the opportunity to remind the youth of the Republican values and principles of good government, which application of said values has created economic growth and employment on the Island. " With the vision, commitment and enthusiasm of young people like you, the Republican Party has a great future in Puerto Rico, as well as in the Nation", stated the Governor.

Meanwhile, the National Committeewoman of the Puerto Rico Republican Party, Zoraida Fonalledas, also expressed her pride and appreciation to the members of the YRFPR. "Your new leadership, elected only 5 months ago has elevated this youth into historic levels… It is quite impressive that in such short time, Daniel and his team have been able to motivate over 100 new members across the island, with 14 new University Chapters, and 8 new regions. I applaud you with all my heart for this commendable accomplishment" expressed Fonalledas.