Breaking Big

S1 E12 | CLIP

Carmen Yulin Cruz Runs For Office

As a young girl, Carmen Yulin Cruz aspired to be the Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico. She first ran for the House of Representatives in 2001, but lost. Not easily discouraged, she ran once more and was victorious.

AIRED: September 14, 2018 | 0:00:55
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- I always wanted to be mayor of San Juan

because the first female mayor, Dona Fela,

Felisa Rincon De Gautier.

She had one thing in her mind and it was to

walk the path of those that have less.

And for that she will always be remembered.

So in 2000, I went in and I ran for office

to be a member at large of the House of Representatives.

- We were both running for the Puerto Rico House of Representatives,

and we met in the campaign trail.

I won, she did not.

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