Carolina Mejía

Mayor of Santo Domingo
Dominican Republic

Carolina Mejía de Garrigó is a Dominican politician, economist, and businesswoman. She is the current mayor of Santo Domingo. She is the first woman to assume that position.

In the early 2000s she was a member of the Central Bank of the Dominican Republic’s Board. In 2016 she became the vice-presidential candidate of the Modern Revolutionary Party. Mejía de Garrigó was elected General Secretary of her party in the primary elections, held on 18 March 2018. She will take office on 22 April 2018

Carolina was born in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic, on 28 March 1969 to Hipólito Mejía, agronomist and President of the Dominican Republic from 2000 to 2004, and Rosa Gómez Arias. She is married to Juan Antonio Garrigó Lefeld, they have 3 children.