U.S. Congresswoman Jenniffer González Colón
Congressman Jenniffer González-Colón is Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Congressional PCOS Caucus and is an original cosponsor of the 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2017 resolutions in the U.S. House of Representatives recognizing the seriousness of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and expressing support for the designation of the month of September as “PCOS Awareness Month.
Congressman González-Colón was elected November 8th, 2016 as Puerto Rico’s sole Representative to the U.S. Congress, known as Resident Commissioner. Congressman González Colón was the first woman to hold the office. A lifelong Republican activist for Puerto Rican statehood, Ms. González-Colón entered elective office in a 2002 special Election, becoming the youngest member at the time of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives. She quickly rose through the ranks achieving the posts of Speaker of the House for four years and Minority Leader for another four.
She has been recognized by NewsMax as one of the 100 most influential Republican women, by The Hill as one of the new members to watch, and by Georgetown University and the Lugar Center as one of the top 20 team working Members of the House. She received the National Trailblazer Award from the League of United Latin American Citizens and APEX Award for Mental Health advocacy from the American Psychiatric Association.