Guillermo Padrés Elías

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Guillermo Padrés Elías
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Governor of Sonora
In office
13 September 2009 12 September 2015
Preceded by José Eduardo Robinson-Bours Castelo
Succeeded by Claudia Pavlovich Arellano
Personal details
Born (1969-06-29) June 29, 1969 (age 49)
Arizpe, Sonora
Political party National Action Party
Alma mater Universidad Humanitas

Guillermo Padrés Elías (born 29 June 1969 in Arizpe, Mexico but raised in Cananea, Mexico) is a Mexican politician and a member of the Partido Acción Nacional ("National Action Party", PAN). He served as Governor of Sonora from 2009 to 2015.

Arizpe Place

Arizpe is a small town in Arizpe Municipality in the north of the Mexican state of Sonora. It is located at 30°20'"N 110°09'"W. The area of the municipality is 2,806.78 sq.km. The population in 2005 was 2,959 of which 1,743 lived in the municipal seat as of the 2000 census.

Cananea City in Sonora, Mexico

Cananea is a city in the northern Mexican state of Sonora, Northwestern Mexico. It is the seat of the Municipality of Cananea, on the U.S−Mexico border.

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.

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Through October 2016, Guillermo Padrés remained a fugitive wanted by the Procuraduría General de la República (Federal Attorney General) and was being actively searched abroad with the assistance of Interpol on charges of corruption, extortion, and embezzlement. [1] He remained in prison until 2 February 2019, when he was released to continue the process. [2]

Political career

Padres' political career began in 1997 when he was elected to the Congress of Sonora as State Representative for the 7th electoral district [3] with 61% of the vote. [4] In 2000, he was elected Representative for the 2nd Federal District in the LVIII Legislature [3] with 50.35% of the votes, [5] and served until 2003.

Congress of Sonora

The Honorable Congress of the State of Sonora is the legislative branch of the government of the State of Sonora. The Congress is the governmental deliberative body of Sonora, which is equal to, and independent of, the executive.

LVIII Legislature of the Mexican Congress

The LVIII Legislature of the Congress of Mexico met from September 1, 2000, to August 31, 2003. All members of the LVIII Legislature were elected in the elections of July 2000.

In 2006, he was elected to the Senate representing Sonora. His party received 44% of the vote. [6] As Senator, he served as Chairman of the Agriculture and Livestock Committee, and served on the Justice Committee and Water Resources Committee. [ citation needed ]

On 16 January 2008, he announced his intention to run for Governor Sonora in the 2009 elections. [7] On 1 March 2009, he won the first day of PAN elections in Sonora, with 2,625 votes against 1,709 for María Dolores del Rio and 477 for Florencio Diaz Armenta. The following day, María Dolores del Rio [8] and Florencio Diaz Armenta withdrew, [9] leaving Padrés as the sole candidate.

Governor of Sonora

In the gubernatorial election of 5 July 2009, Padrés Elías defeated the candidate of the Partido Revolucionario Institucional ("Institutional Revolutionary Party", PRI), Alfonso Elías Serrano, with 464,865 votes for Padrés Elías against 425,050 votes for Elías Serrano; [10] however, the PRI challenged the election results. On 17 August, the State Electoral Tribunal rejected the challenge, and certified the election of Padrés Elías. [11] The PRI appealed to the Federal Electoral Tribunal, which on 11 September also rejected the challenge. [12] Padrés Elías served as Governor of Sonora from 2009 to 2015.

Alfonso Elías Serrano Mexican politician

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Federal Electoral Tribunal

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Arrest and criminal charges

He was wanted by the Federal Police and Interpol on multiple charges of corruption, embezzlement, and extortion. [13] [14] In total, Padres transferred $8.9 million USD from Mexico to US bank accounts. [15] After a long man-hunt, Padrés gave himself up to the Federal authorities in 10 November 2016, claiming innocence. [16] [17] He was release in 2 February 2019, to continue the process. [18]

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Preceded by
Eduardo Bours
Governor of Sonora
2009 - 2015
Succeeded by
Claudia Pavlovich Arellano
Preceded by
Carlos Villalobos Organista
Senator for Sonora
First formula

2006 - 2008
Succeeded by
Emma Lucía Larios Gaxiola
Preceded by
Héctor Mayer Soto
Federal Deputy for
District II in Sonora

2000 - 2003
Succeeded by
Fermín Trujillo Fuentes