Ernesto de Lucas Hopkins

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Ernesto de Lucas Hopkins
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Assumed office
10 December 2012
Federal Deputy Chamber of Deputies (Mexico)
In office
1 September 2009 31 August 2012
Personal details
Born (1976-09-05) 5 September 1976 (age 41)
Magdalena de Kino, Sonora, Mexico
Political party Institutional Revolutionary Party
Children 3
Alma mater Noroeste University

Ernesto "El Pato" de Lucas Hopkins (born 5 September 1976) is a Mexican politician. He is a member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party. He was Federal Deputy during the LXI Legislature of the Mexican Congress under the principle of relative majority for the III Federal Electoral District of Sonora  (es ), which comprises the northern part of Hermosillo, the state capital. On 10 December 2012 he was appointed CEO of ProMéxico, the Federal Government body that coordinates strategies to strengthen Mexico’s participation in the international economy; supports the export process of companies established in Mexico and coordinates actions aimed at attracting foreign investment. [1] On 20 April 2013 he was fired from this post, less than five months from taking over at this office, probably making him the first senior officer to be fired by President Enrique Peña Nieto. [2]

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.

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.

Hermosillo City in Sonora, Mexico

Hermosillo, formerly called Pitic, is a city located centrally in the northwestern Mexican state of Sonora. It is the capital and largest city as well as the main economic center for the state and region. As of 2015, the city has a population of 812,229 inhabitants, making it the 16th largest city in Mexico. The recent city population spur is due to its recent strong industrialization, especially in the automotive industry.




He went to high school at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Campus Sonora Norte. He obtained his Bachelor's degree in Law from the Universidad del Noroeste, earning honorable mention. Subsequently, he obtained a grant to study an LLM in Law and Government at the Washington College of Law, in Washington, DC, USA, specializing in Finance. He holds a diploma in Mexican Constitutional Law and completed a High Specialization Program (AD-2) at the Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresas (IPADE). Since 2012, he has been President of the Magdalena de Kino baseball team, Membrilleros de Magdalena, which was founded in 1942 and recently won the final series of the Liga Norte de México. [3] [4]

Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education private multi-campus university in Mexico

Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), also known as Tecnológico de Monterrey or simply as Tec, is a private, nonsectarian and coeducational multi-campus university based in Monterrey, Mexico. Founded in 1943 by industrialists in the city of Monterrey, ITESM has since grown to include 31 campuses in 25 cities throughout the country, becoming the most recognized in Latin America.

Bachelors degree Undergraduate academic degree

A bachelor's degree or baccalaureate is an undergraduate academic degree awarded by colleges and universities upon completion of a course of study lasting three to seven years. In some institutions and educational systems, some bachelor's degrees can only be taken as graduate or postgraduate degrees after a first degree has been completed. In countries with qualifications frameworks, bachelor's degrees are normally one of the major levels in the framework, although some qualifications titled bachelor's degrees may be at other levels and some qualifications with non-bachelor's titles may be classified as bachelor's degrees.

Law System of rules and guidelines, generally backed by governmental authority

Law is a system of rules that are created and enforced through social or governmental institutions to regulate behavior. It has been defined both as "the Science of Justice" and "the Art of Justice". Law is a system that regulates and ensures that individuals or a community adhere to the will of the state. State-enforced laws can be made by a collective legislature or by a single legislator, resulting in statutes, by the executive through decrees and regulations, or established by judges through precedent, normally in common law jurisdictions. Private individuals can create legally binding contracts, including arbitration agreements that may elect to accept alternative arbitration to the normal court process. The formation of laws themselves may be influenced by a constitution, written or tacit, and the rights encoded therein. The law shapes politics, economics, history and society in various ways and serves as a mediator of relations between people.

Political career

In 2002, he was the personal secretary to the Senator of the Republic and candidate for Governor for the Institutional Revolutionary Party in Sonora, Eduardo Bours Castelo. During Governor Bours’s administration (13 September 2003 – 12 September 2009), he was Director General of Government (2003). Subsequently, only 27 years old, he was State Coordinator and later Secretary of Public Safety in the state of Sonora, in 2006 and 2008, respectively. [5] In 2008, when he has 29, he was unanimously elected President of the State Steering Committee of the Institutional Revolutionary Party in Sonora. [6] At the same age, he was elected by the Secretaries of Public Safety of the states of California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Baja California, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Tamaulipas and Nuevo León as Chairman of the US-Mexico Binational Council on Border Security of the Governors’ Conference. He would later launch his campaign for the III Federal Electoral District of Sonora, to recover it for the PRI after 18 years of being represented by the National Action Party. On 11 February 2012, he was invited and presented by then presidential candidate for the Institutional Revolutionary Party and the Green Ecologist Party, Enrique Peña Nieto, and his General Campaign Coordinator, Luis Videgaray Caso, to coordinate the permanent nationwide campaign for the 2012 presidential elections in México. [7] Similarly, on 4 September 2012 he was appointed Coordinator for Sports in the Transition process of President Elect of the United Mexican States, Enrique Peña Nieto. [6] [8] [9] During the campaign for Federal Deputy for the III Federal Electoral District of Sonora, he became the first candidate to have his nickname, “El Pato,” appear on electoral ballots during the 2009 Federal Elections in Mexico  (es ). [10] [11]

Activism and compromise with Sonora

Childhood support and promotion of values: As part of his work as public servant, “El Pato” de Lucas has focused on promoting and transmitting the importance of values to children and young people in the state of Sonora. Some of the actions he has undertaken include management for rehabilitation of schools and public spaces, [12] [13] [14] scholarships for low-income children, [15] programs to create awareness on civil values and conducts, as well as campaigns to keep children and young people away from drugs. [16] [17] [18] [19]

Electricity tariffs: Another issue for “El Pato” de Lucas has been to demand that Mexican federal authorities review and make fair adjustments to electricity tariffs in the northern part of Mexico. He has done this through several legislative [19] [20] and citizens’ actions. [20] [21] [22] [23] [24]

See also

Enrique Peña Nieto 57th President of Mexico

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Eduardo Bours Mexican politician

José Eduardo Robinson Bours Castelo is a Mexican businessman who served as Governor of Sonora under the Institutional Revolutionary Party, PRI. He is a member of the Robinson Bours family which immigrated from the United States in the 19th century. Before being elected governor, he served as Senator representing his state in the Mexican Senate. In 2000, he won the primary election with 51% of the votes. Later he was elected Governor of his state in July, 2003. His term ended in 2009 without the possibility of reelection.

Sonora State of Mexico

Sonora, officially Estado Libre y Soberano de Sonora, is one of 31 states that, with Mexico City, comprise the 32 federal entities of United Mexican States. It is divided into 72 municipalities; the capital city is Hermosillo. Sonora is bordered by the states of Chihuahua to the east, Baja California to the northwest and Sinaloa to the south. To the north, it shares the U.S.–Mexico border with the states of Arizona and New Mexico, and on the west has a significant share of the coastline of the Gulf of California.

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