Carlos Mendoza Davis

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Carlos Mendoza Davis
Governor of Baja California Sur
Assumed office
September 10, 2015
Preceded by Marcos Covarrubias Villaseñor
Personal details
Born (1969-04-21) April 21, 1969 (age 49)
Political party National Action Party PAN Party (Mexico).svg
Spouse(s)Gabriela Velazquez Dipp

Carlos Mendoza Davis (born 21 April 1969), is a Mexican public official. A lawyer by profession, he has earned two master's degrees and has held several positions in the federal government. From May 2007 to October 2010, he served as regional representative of the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) in Baja California Sur.

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Federal government of Mexico

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His father, César Mendoza Arámburo Angel from La Paz, was the first elected governor of Baja California Sur. His mother was Luz Davis Garayzar of Loreto, Baja California Sur. Carlos Mendoza Davis married Gabriela Velazquez in 1999. They have two children, Gabriela (born in 2003) and Carlos (born in 2005).

La Paz, Baja California Sur City in Baja California Sur, Mexico

La Paz is the capital city of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur and an important regional commercial center. The city had a 2015 census population of 244,219 inhabitants, making it the most populous city in the state. Its metropolitan population is somewhat larger because of the surrounding towns, such as El Centenario, Chametla and San Pedro. It is in La Paz Municipality, which is the fourth-largest municipality in Mexico in geographical size and reported a population of 290,286 inhabitants on a land area of 20,275 km2 (7,828 sq mi).

Loreto, Baja California Sur Town in Baja California Sur, Mexico

Loreto is a resort town and municipal seat of Loreto Municipality, located on the Gulf of California in eastern Baja California Sur state, Mexico. The city of 18,535 inhabitants is located about 350 km (220 mi) north of La Paz, the capital of Baja California Sur state.


He earned a law degree with honors from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in 1992, for which he wrote the thesis Human rights and their protection in Mexican constitutional law. In 1994 he attended the Institute of International and Comparative Law summer school in France, sponsored by the Cornell Law School and the University of Paris. He entered graduate studies at Cornell Law School in Ithaca, New York, United States and received a Master of Laws (LLM) in 1995 with a research paper entitled The violation of human rights in third world countries as a reason for the imposition of economic sanctions. In 2002, he won a Chevening Scholarship from the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, provided by the British Council. In 2003, he graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science with an MSc in Comparative Politics in Latin America, submitting a dissertation entitled The fight against money laundering in Mexico: a critical assessment.

National Autonomous University of Mexico university in Coyoacán, Mexico City, Mexico

The National Autonomous University of Mexico is a public research university in Mexico. It ranks highly in world rankings based on the university's extensive research and innovation. UNAM's campus is a UNESCO World Heritage site that was designed by some of Mexico's best-known architects of the 20th century. Murals in the main campus were painted by some of the most recognized artists in Mexican history, such as Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros. In 2016, it had an acceptance rate of only 8%. UNAM generates a number of strong research publications and patents in diverse areas, such as robotics, computer science, mathematics, physics, human-computer interaction, history, philosophy, among others. All Mexican Nobel laureates are either alumni or faculty of UNAM.

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Professional experience

In May 2007, the Technical Board of The Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) appointed him regional delegate of the institute in Baja California Sur following a proposal by director general Juan Francisco Molinar Horcasitas. As the head of the IMSS in Baja California Sur, in 2009, he initiated the construction of a new hospital of the Institute in San José del Cabo, in response to demands from residents of the area. Before he was appointed IMSS delegate, he was regional coordinator for the north-west (2003-2005) for the recently established Rural Finance Company (managed by the current Energy Secretary, José Antonio Meade Kuribreña) operating in the states of Baja California, Baja California Sur, Sinaloa and Sonora.

Mexican Social Security Institute Public institution of social security

The Mexican Social Security Institute is a governmental organization that assists public health, pensions and social security in Mexico operating under Secretaría de Salud.

San José del Cabo Place in Baja California Sur, Mexico

San José del Cabo is a city located in southern Baja California Sur state, Mexico. It is the seat of Los Cabos Municipality lying at a shallow bay 20 miles (32 km) northeast of Cabo San Lucas on the Gulf of California. The city has a population of 93,069 as of 2015. San José del Cabo together with Cabo San Lucas are known as Los Cabos. Together they form a metropolitan area of 305,983 inhabitants.

Baja California Federal entity in Mexico

Baja California, officially the Free and Sovereign State of Baja California, is a state in Mexico. It is the northernmost and westernmost of the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico. Before becoming a state in 1952, the area was known as the North Territory of Baja California. It has an area of 70,113 km2 (27,071 sq mi), or 3.57% of the land mass of Mexico and comprises the northern half of the Baja California Peninsula, north of the 28th parallel, plus oceanic Guadalupe Island. The mainland portion of the state is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean, on the east by Sonora, the U.S. state of Arizona, and the Gulf of California, and on the south by Baja California Sur. Its northern limit is the U.S. state of California.

Political career

In 2012, he was elected to be a senator representing his state in the Senate of the Republic for the period from 2012 to 2018. However, in 2015 he asked for a license to be a candidate for governor of Baja California Sur, being elected governor for the period from 2015 to 2021.

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Preceded by
Marcos Alberto Covarrubias Villaseñor
Governor of Baja California Sur
2015 - Present
Succeeded by