Adriana Terrazas Porras

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Adriana Terrazas Porras
Born (1966-03-26) 26 March 1966 (age 52)
Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico
Nationality Mexican
Occupation Politician
Political party Institutional Revolutionary Party

Adriana Terrazas Porras (born 26 March 1966) is a Mexican politician from the Institutional Revolutionary Party. She represents the fourth electoral district of Chihuahua in the Chamber of Deputies for the LXIII Legislature of the Mexican Congress. [1]

Institutional Revolutionary Party Mexican political party

The Institutional Revolutionary Party is a Mexican political party founded in 1929 that held uninterrupted power in the country for 71 years from 1929 to 2000, first as the National Revolutionary Party, then as the Party of the Mexican Revolution, and finally renaming itself as the Institutional Revolutionary Party in 1946.

Chamber of Deputies (Mexico) lower house of the parliament of Mexico

The Chamber of Deputies is the lower house of the Congress of the Union, the bicameral legislature of Mexico. The other chamber is the Senate. The structure and responsibilities of both chambers of Congress are defined in Articles 50 to 70 of the current constitution.

The LXIII Legislature of the Mexican Congress is made up of senators and deputies that are members of their respective chambers. It convened on September 1, 2015 and concluded on August 31, 2018.

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Life

Terrazas was born in Ciudad Juárez and received her undergraduate degree in Preschool Education from the Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez. [1] Not long after, she began working in the city government. From 1987 to 1989, she simultaneously served as coordinator of the Material Resources Department of the Head Clerk of Ciudad Juárez and as financial resources coordinator for the ISSSTE hospital in the city., [1] where she was then promoted to coordinate material resources from 1990 to 1991; around this time, she also worked for the national PRI as a state information manager. [1] Her political career took a lull between 1992 and 1995, when she pursued (and abandoned) a degree in public administration, but she returned to the ISSSTE in 1995 as the Director of Child Well-Being and Development. In 2001, she made a failed run for the state congress; after she lost, she went back to the city as Director of Municipal Commerce. [1]

Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez

The Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez, Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juarez (UACJ), was founded on October 1973 and it is the institution and Alma Mater of the Mexican border city Juárez. Its main purpose is to create, preserve and communicate the knowledge; embody, inculcate and promote the values which acknowledge the identity and cultural diversity of Mexico. The harmonious coexistence between men and women; freedom of speech and ideas; the adoption of healthier sustainable habits; civic, solidarized, and informed participation; in order to create internationally competitive professionals, with quality educational programs, regional relevant scientific research, infrastructure that facilitates access to knowledge, self-directed learning, ongoing cultural programs and a certified, sustainable, socially responsible, harassment free, non-violent and discriminatory practices free organization.

From 2002 to 2004, Terrazas sat on the Ciudad Juárez city council, a position she left in 2004 to work at the Municipal Urbanization System. [1]

Legislative career

After being an unused alternate federal deputy for the LX Legislature, Terrazas finally won a seat when she was elected to the LXII Legislature of Chihuahua from 2007 to 2009. [1] She left that seat when voters sent her to the federal Chamber of Deputies for the LXI Legislature. She was the secretary of two commissions, Citizen Participation and a special commission dealing with femicides, and she also sat on the Social Development Commission and the Population, Borders and Migratory Matters Commission. [1] Simultaneously with her legislative career, Terrazas served as director general of the municipal parking system in Ciudad Juárez (2007–08) and as the director general of Forests and Community Centers (2008–10). Additionally, between 2011 and 2013, she was the municipal president of the PRI in Juárez. [1]

LX Legislature of the Mexican Congress

The LX Legislature (60th) of the Congress of Mexico met from September 1, 2006, to September 1, 2009. All members of both the lower and upper houses of Congress were elected in the elections of July 2006.

The LXI Legislature of the Congress of Mexico met from September 1, 2009, to August 31, 2012. Members of the upper house of the Congress were selected in the elections of July 2006 while members of the lower house of the Congress were selected in the elections of July 2009.

For the LXII Legislature and part of the LXIII Legislature, Terrazas was an alternate senator. [1] She was called upon to serve in the Senate for a time in 2015, to replace Liliana Merodio; [2] she had to ask for license to temporarily leave the Chamber of Deputies to do this. [2]

The LXII Legislature of the Congress of Mexico met from September 1, 2012, to August 31, 2015. All members of both the lower and upper houses of the Congress were elected in the elections of July 2012.

Lilia Guadalupe Merodio Reza is a Mexican politician, currently serving in the Senate and representing the state of Chihuahua.

After two years serving as the director general of social development in Juárez, voters in the fourth district sent Terraza back to San Lázaro for the LXIII Legislature, with more than double the votes of her PAN rival. [3] She is a secretary on the Northern Border Matters and Social Development Commissions and also sits on the Health Commission. [1]

National Action Party (Mexico) Mexican political party

The National Action Party, founded in 1939, is a conservative political party in Mexico, one of the three main political parties in Mexico. Since the 1980s, it has been an important political party winning local, state, and national elections. In 2000, PAN candidate Vicente Fox was elected president for a six-year term; in 2006, PAN candidate Felipe Calderón succeeded Fox in the presidency. During the period 2000-2012, both houses of the Congress of the Union contained PAN pluralities, but the party had a majority in neither. In the 2006 legislative elections the party won 207 out of 500 seats in the Chamber of Deputies and 52 out of 128 Senators. In the 2012 legislative elections, the PAN won 38 seats in the Senate, and 114 seats in the Chamber of Deputies. The members of this party are colloquially called Panistas.

In March 2016, Terrazas was tapped to run the gubernatorial campaign of Enrique Serrano Escobar, once again asking for license to temporarily leave the Chamber of Deputies. [4]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 "Perfil del legislador" (in Spanish). Legislative Information System. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  2. 1 2 "Rinde Adriana Terrazas protesta como senadora; suple a Merodio". Tiempo (in Spanish). Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  3. "Recibe Adriana Terrazas constancia de mayoría por el 04". Entre Líneas (in Spanish). 11 June 2015. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  4. Hernández, Antonio (21 March 2016). "Coordinará Adriana Terrazas campaña de Enrique Serrano". Omnia (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 3 April 2016. Retrieved 8 July 2016.