While the end of the year is near and many politicians are being appointed to various positions, Puerto Rico has decided to shake things up a bit and make history. It is being reported that a blind man has taken office as the Secretary of Transportation.

According to FOX News Latino, Puerto Rico's governor-elect Ricardo Rossello made history Tuesday by appointing a blind man as the new Secretary of Transportation and Public Works.

Carlos Contreras, an accomplished engineer with vast experience in public office, will also serve the position of executive director of the Roads and Transportation Authority.

"His appointment constitutes a historical precedent, being the first person blind to occupy the secretariat of the Department of Transportation and Public Works," said Rosselló during the press conference. "It is a source of great satisfaction that Engineer Contreras Aponte has agreed to join our administration and make available to Puerto Rico his abilities and his commitment to the public service."

While many people are scratching their heads with this historical move, this decision falls right into the law of not discriminating against people living with disabilities.

Contreras resume is very impressive and makes him the best man for the job as he served as Chief of the Highway Authority's Office of Traffic Engineering, overseeing the process of technological modernization of the island’s toll roads.

The site reports that in the private sector, the appointed secretary worked for many years as a supervisor for the international company Multisystems. Ricardo Rosselló, a pro-statehood candidate for Puerto Rico governor, will take over the economically troubled U.S. territory on Jan. 2nd.