Alejandro García Padilla obtained a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Economics and a JD from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico School of Law. He was the 11th Governor of Puerto Rico, holding the position from 2013 to 2017. In addition to the governorship, Garcia Padilla’s other political endeavors include roles as the Secretary of Consumer Affairs, serving in the 24th Senate of Puerto Rico, and finally as President of the Popular Democratic Party (PPD). After being elected to senate, he was also chosen to serve as the ranking member on the Governmental Affairs, Public Safety and Judicial Affairs committees.
Outside of politics, Garcia Padilla has been a law professor at the Interamerican University, a legal officer in Court of Appeals of Puerto Rico, and formed part of several Bar Association committees. In 2017, Garcia Padilla teamed up with The Sanders Firm and senior partner Marc Grossman, joining efforts to fight the opioids crisis. Garcia Padilla adds his expertise to the team, having faced the challenges of the opioids crisis while in office.