Government

*Brian Gomes, City Councilor, New Bedford, MA
*Shirley Gomes, State Senator - District No. 4, Harwich, MA
*Donald Gonçalves, Councilor, Union, NJ
*Jane L. Gonsalves, City Councilor, New Bedford, MA
*Joe A. Gonsalves, CA State Assembly 1962-1974, 1st Legislator of Portuguese Ancestry
*Arthur Goulart, MA House of Rep. 1929-1932, 1st Legislator Portuguese Ancestry in SE
*Manuel Rodrigues Grova, Jr., City Councilman, Elizabeth, NJ
*Tom Jardim, Politician, Westfield, NJ
*Dennis Lawrence, City Councilor, New Bedford, MA
*Helena Silveira Lawrence, Mayor - San Leandro, CA, 1914
*Antonio Sousa Loura, Selectmen and Chairman, Hudson, MA, Azores, Portugal, Portuguese Parents
*Charlene Lima, State Representative, RI
*Fana Lopes, Commissioner, Bristol County, MA
*Maria J. Lopes, District No. 83 - East Providence, RI
*Phil Lopes, Leader, AZ House Democrats, Portuguese Ancestry, Azores
* Christopher Heinz, Politician
* André Heinz, Politician
* Kathleen M. Honeycutt, First Portuguese American California State Assembly Woman
*Nelson Macedo, Chief of Police, Danbury, CT
*Michael John Machado, State Assemblyman - Napa, CA
*Tony Machado, Advisory Board Education 2003, Portuguese Ancestry
*Valdemiro Machado, City Council 2001, Danbury, CT
*Jack Martins, Mayor 2003 - 1st of Portuguese ancestry, Mineola, LI, NY 2003
*John Martins, Artesia, California City Council, Portuguese Immigrant
*Steven Martins, Councilman, New Bedford, MA, Chaves, Portugal
*Helen Mathieu, Former State Senator, RI
*João G. Mattos, Jr., CA State Senator 1904, Alameda County
*Dina Matos McGreevey, Former NJ First Lady, Portuguese Ancestry
*Diane Medeiros, Town Administrator, Bristol MA, Portuguese Ancestry
*John Medeiros, City Councilor, Fall River, MA, longest serving, 26 consecutive years
*Elio Melo, State House, 2004, Providence, RI
*Helio Melo, Congressman, Rhode Island, MA, Portuguese Ancestry
*Henry Mello, Politician, Ex-Majority Leader, CA Senator
*John F. Melo ,Xerife Barnstable County, Cape Cod, MA
*Susan Menard, Mayor of Woonsocket, RI, Terceira, Azores, Portugal
*Aristide Sousa Mendes, Diplomat, France, Saved thousands of Jewish lives
*George G. Mendonça, Massachusetts State Senator, Portuguese Ancestry
*Isidro Meneses, Mayor, CA
*Norman Miranda, City Council, Providence, RI
*John Antunes Monteiro, Deputy Commissioner, Workforce and Talent Management, The New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities, born Lisbon, Portugal
*Tony Monteiro, Politician, Councilman, Elizabeth, NJ
*Paulo E. Moura, Congressman, Fox Point, RI
*David Nicolau, Town Council, Provincetown, MA, Portuguese Parents
*Joaquim Nobrega, School Board Trustee, New Bedford, MA, Madeiran Parents
*Paulo Nogueira, Waterbury City Council 2003, Portuguese Ancestry
*Devin Nunes, House of Representatives, CA, Portuguese Ancestry
*Robert G. Nunes, Mayor of Taunton, MA. 4 times, Portuguese Ancestry
*Susan Nunes, Mayor, Woonsocket
*Edwin Pacheco, State House, 2004, RI
*Manuel Caetano Pacheco **, Supervisor Honolulu, Democratic Territory, 1909
*Marc R. Pacheco, State Senator, Tauton, MA
*Thomas Pacheco, Selectmen (Marthas Vineyard), Tisbury, MA
*M. Teresa Paiva-Weed, Senator, - President of Senate, 2004, RI, Portuguese Ancestry
*Paulo Pereira, Councilman, Mineola, NY, Born Estarreja, Portugal
*Anthony Perry, Presidente Supremo Tribunal, Hawaii, 1926
*Al Pinheiro , Mayor, Gilroy, CA 
*Victor Pinheiro, City Councilor, New Bedford, MA
*Tony Pires, District No. 79 - Gen.  Assembly Rep., RI, Community active
*Richard Pombo, Politician, Medal Henry the Navigator, CA, 1990
*Daniel da Ponte, State Senator District No. 42, RI
*Maria Reis, Municipal Council, East Newark, NJ (Caminha)
*Michael A. Rice (Reis), House of Representatives, RI, Portuguese Azorean Ancestry
*Julio F. Rocha, State Legislature, RI, 1945
*Michael Rodrigues, Congressman, Westport, MA State
*Antonio A.  Rogers, State Senator 1919, CA
*Everett Rogers, Selectman, Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard, MA
*George Rogers, State Senator, New Bedford, MA
*Henry Rose, Congressman, RI State House
*Lehua Fernandes Salling , State Senator, Hawaii
*Alberto Santos, Politician, Council, Mayor 2003, Kearney, NJ
*Ana Cristina Santos, School Board 2009, Union, NJ, Portuguese Ancestry
*Tony Santos, Politician, Mayor 2006, San Leandro, CA, Portuguese Ancestry, Madeira
*Anthony Silva, Town of Cumberland, MA Police Chief, Community Activist
*Armando Silva, Board of Education, Elizabeth, NJ, Portuguese Ancestry
*Manuel Vitorino da Silva **, Lieutenant Mayor, New Bedford, MA, 1920's
*Custodio Silva, Jr., Selectman, Provincetown, MA
*Mario Silva, City Council, Toronto, ON, Canada
*William Silva, Fireman Chief,  (1887-1964), Martha's Vineyard, MA
*David Simas, White House President Obama Counsellor Team, Portuguese Parents

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