Governor of Puerto Rico
The Governor of Puerto Rico (Spanish: Gobernador de Puerto Rico) is the head of government of Puerto Rico. It is the executive branch of the government of the island. He is also the commander-in-chief of the island's military forces, the Puerto Rico National Guard.
|Governor of Puerto Rico
Spanish: Gobernador de Puerto Rico
Seal of the Governor
Standard of the Governor
|Term length||Four years, no term limit|
|Inaugural holder||Juan Ponce de León|
Since 1949, the governor has been elected by the people of Puerto Rico. Before that date, the governor was appointed either by the King of Spain (1510-1898) or by the President of the United States (1898-1946).
- "CSG Releases 2013 Governor Salaries". The Council of State Governments. June 25, 2013. Retrieved November 23, 2014.