|President of Lauchenoiria|
16 October 2018 – 10 July 2019
|Prime Minister||Keitha Noguera|
|Preceded by||Kieran MacKenzie|
|Succeeded by||Alex Marwick|
|First Minister of Fleura|
09 May 2015 – 16 October 2018
|Preceded by||Florence Davidson|
|Member of Parliament|
10 September 2002 – 10 September 2014
|Preceded by||Michelle Wright|
|Succeeded by||Jack Roberts|
Rogelio Paloma Santiago
April 14, 1955
|Social Democratic Party (until 2016)|
|Children||Sofia Palomo, Joshua Palomo|
Rogelio Paloma Santiago (born 14th April 1955) was President of Lauchenoiria from October 2018 until July 2019. He was formerly a member of the Social Democratic Party but has been an independent since 2016.
Early life & education
Paloma was born in Carville in southern Lauchenoiria. His family lived in a village outside of Carville and he attended the local school until the age of 10, when the family relocated to Lorentonia in Fleura Province. He has lived in Fleura Province since.
As a Member of Parliament, he championed an initiative to make all public transport accessible throughout Lauchenoiria, as his wife is a wheelchair user.
He was also part of a cross-party group of MPs, including Josephine Alvarez, who campaigned for increased animal protection measures.
In 2014, he lost his seat in the federal parliament in the Liberal Party surge. He was elected to the Fleuran provincial parliament a year later, and became Deputy First Minister in a Liberal-SDP coalition. However the coalition collapsed when the SDP elected Cassidy Laurens as leader, who took a more confrontational approach to working with other parties. He remained as deputy first minister in the interim, but in January 2016 quit the SDP over their new confrontational stance. The Liberals and independent members formed a new coalition and he retained his post.
He is an avid sports fan, particularly of football. He regularly attends matches.
He has a wife, two children and one grandchild.