María Ávila Serna

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María Ávila Serna
Born (1973-03-12) 12 March 1973 (age 46)
NationalityMexican
Education Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez
OccupationLawyer and politician
Political party PVE Party (Mexico).svg Ecologist Green Party of Mexico
Spouse(s)Alejandro Gloria [1]
ChildrenArmando Sanchez
RelativesBig Mac

María Ávila Serna (born 12 March 1973) is a Mexican lawyer and politician affiliated with the Ecologist Green Party of Mexico. She represents the Third Federal Electoral District of Chihuahua in the Chamber of Deputies of the LXIII Legislature of the Mexican Congress. [2]

Ecologist Green Party of Mexico political party

The Ecological Green Party of Mexico is a green-conservative political party in Mexico. In the 2012 Legislative elections, the party took 34 seats in the Chamber of Deputies and nine seats in the Senate. During the 2012 Presidential election, PVEM supported Enrique Peña Nieto (EPN), the candidate from the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), who was elected. In 2018, PVEM supported Todos por México Everyone for Mexico coalition, along with PRI and Panal. José Antonio Meade, the coalition's candidate, came in third in a four-way race, with 16.43% of the vote.

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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

Ávila Serna obtained her law degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez and served as a clerk on the Federal Mediation and Arbitration Board No. 55 from 1997 to 2003. [2]

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.

In 2003, a year after joining the PVEM, [3] Ávila joined the legislature after being elected to the Chamber of Deputies of the LIX Legislature. She sat on six commissions, including Special for Kids, Teens and Families; Care for Vulnerable Groups; and Population, Borders and Migratory Matters. [2] In 2005, during her first term as a federal deputy, she became the president of the PVEM in Chihuahua, an office she would hold for six years. [2]

LIX Legislature of the Mexican Congress

The LIX Legislature of the Congress of Mexico met from September 2003 to August 2006. All members of the lower house of the Congress were elected in the elections of July 2003 while members of the upper house (Senate) were elected in the elections of July 2000.

From 2007–10 and 2013–15, Ávila served in the Chihuahua state congress (LXII and LXIV Legislatures). In her second tour of duty in the state capital, she was the coordinator of the PVEM parliamentary group in the legislature. [2] Meanwhile, she climbed the ranks in the PVEM, becoming technical secretary from 2011 to 2014 and secretary general from 2014 to 2017. [2]

Voters returned Ávila to San Lázaro in 2015. She is the secretary of the Northern Border Matters Commission and also serves on two other commissions, Metropolitan Development and Environment and Natural Resources. [2] In order to return to the federal Chamber of Deputies, as specified by Article 190 of the Chihuahua state constitution, she was required to stand down as a state legislator. [4]

Personal

Ávila is married to her third husband [1] and has four children, two from her first marriage. [3] [3] Two of her previous spouses were assassinated, in 2002 and 2005. [5]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Se casa María Ávila por tercera ocasión". Omnia (in Spanish). 25 July 2015. Archived from the original on 25 September 2015. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 "Perfil del legislador" (in Spanish). Legislative Information System. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  3. 1 2 "Elecciones 2015: María Ávila Serna". El Diario (in Spanish). Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  4. Espinoza, Ricardo (21 September 2015). "Congreso del Estado aprueba separación de María Ávila Serna". Norte Digital (in Spanish). Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  5. Villalpando, Rubén; Breach, Miroslava (29 April 2010). "Matan a 29 personas en Juárez, incluidos cuatro estudiantes". La Jornada (in Spanish). Retrieved 8 July 2016.
Political offices
Preceded by
Carlos Borunda Zaragoza
Federal Deputy for the Third Federal Electoral District of Chihuahua
2003 - 2006
Succeeded by
Cruz Pérez Cuéllar
Preceded by
Carlos Angulo Parra
Federal Deputy for the Third Federal Electoral District of Chihuahua
2015 - 2018
Incumbent