Anibal Salvador Acevedo Vila (born February 13, 1962) is the eighth and current Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. As such, he is a member of the National Governors Association, the Southern Governors’ Association, and the Democratic Governors Association.
Acevedo has served in many political posts in Puerto Rico, including being member of the House of Representatives (1993?2001) and Resident Commissioner (2001?2005). Acevedo won the office of Governor on the elections of November 2004, defeating former Governor Pedro Rosselló. However, Acevedo’s margin of victory was just 3,566 votes, a result which led to a controversy which involved appeals to the United States federal courts. Acevedo is the first elected governor born after the adoption of the Constitution of Puerto Rico.