Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said his non-voting representative resigned from the Oversight Board that's overhauling the island government and debt.

In a release Thursday, Rosselló praised Elías Sánchez Sifonte’s work as “highly competent, attending very complex situations with great professional skill.” The governor didn’t immediately name a successor.

According to the El Vocero news web site, Sánchez Sifonte said that he had told the governor he would serve on the board through the approval of a fiscal plan and a first budget, things have now happened.

Rosselló had appointed Sánchez Sifonte on Nov. 28, a month before the governor was formally sworn into office.

Elías Sánchez Sifonte, pictured, has resigned as the Puerto Rico governor's non-voting representative on the Oversight Board.
Elías Sánchez Sifonte, pictured, has resigned as the Puerto Rico governor's non-voting representative on the Oversight Board.

Sánchez Sifonte advocated for and explained Rosselló’s positions to the board. He replaced Richard Ravitch, who was the appointee of Puerto Rico’s prior governor, Alejandro García Padilla.

Sánchez Sifonte, an attorney, worked as campaign manager for the governor during Rosselló’s candidacy.

Sánchez Sifonte’s position, like that of the voting Oversight Board members, was unpaid.

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