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Mexican Mayors
Researched and edited by Adriana Maciel

19 January 2012: The Mexican Republic consists of 31 states and a Federal District, the country’s capital. Within the 31 states there are 2,377 municipalities with 145,712 local communities of varying sizes. Local government elections are held every three years. The largest cities after the Federal District (Mexico City) are: Puebla, Guadalajara and Monterrey, all with more than one million inhabitants.

Mayors in Mexico - with the exception of the Mayor of Mexico City, who has a six-year term - are elected for one three-year term and cannot be re-elected. Mexican mayors share power with municipal councils, who are indirectly elected, also for three years. ‘Mayors’ in Mexico are actually called ‘municipal presidents’ (presidente municipal). A different official represents the city legally.

Obligations Mexican mayors have to fulfill:
• To execute the resolutions taken by the Town Council.
• To chair the sessions of the Town Council with the right to be heard and vote.
• To report to the state’s executive all matters related to the public administration.
• To observe and make observe all the laws and regulations in force in his/her jurisdiction.
• To maintain the public order and peacefulness.
• To enter into agreements or contracts in the name of the municipality in the exercise of his/her faculties conferred by law.
• To give, every year, a detailed duties performance account and submit it to the Town Council’s consideration.

Mexican mayors must refrain from:
• Embezzling municipal funds and assets towards other objectives than those destined to.
• Performing the duties of judges in civil and criminal matters.
• Leaving the municipality without the Town Council’s consent.
• Collecting, directly or through an undisclosed agent, fines or taxes that do not correspond to the municipal treasury.
• Using the services of employees and police officers for personal purposes.

Mayors of Mexico’s state capitals
City, state,
size and internet
Mayor
(Mr, Ms)
Elections
Profile
Politics*
Aguascalientes
Aguascalientes
Popl: 797,010
www.ags.gob.mx/
Lorena Martínez Rodríguez; (Ms) Elected 2010; Next elections 2013 Born 1964
Lawyer; State Political Councillor since 1991; Party: PRI*
Campeche
Campeche
Popl: 259,005
municipiodecampeche
Carlos Ernesto Rosado Ruelas; (Mr) Elected 2009; Next elections 2012 Born 1978
Accountancy and Administration graduate; Local Deputy; President of the Audit Committee of the State Congress; Internal Comptroller of Champotón Town Council
Party: PAN*
Ciudad Victoria
Tamaulipas
Popl: 321,953
www.ciudadvictoria.gob.mx
Miguel Ángel González Salum; (Mr) Elected 2010; Next elections 2013 Born 1967
Public Accountant; State political Councillor since 2005; Local Deputy; President of the Municipal Financing Committee
Party: PRI*
Colima
Colima
Popl: 146,904
www.colima.gob.mx/
José Ignacio Peralta Sánchez (Mr) Elected 2009; Next elections 2012 Born 1970
Economics graduate; Secretary of Economic Promotion of the State of Colima; University lecturer
Party: PRI*
Cuernavaca
Morelos
Popl: 365,168
www.cuernavaca.gob.mx/
Manuel Martínez Garrigós; (Mr) Elected 2009; Next elections 2012 Born 1978
Lawyer; Businessman; Member of the National Chamber of Commerce in Cuernavaca; President of the Petrol Stations Association of the State of Morelos; State Political Councillor; Active member of the Political Permanent Commission 2002-2006; President of the Municipal Steering Committee of the PRI party in Cuernavaca 2001-2004
Party: PRI*
Culiacán
Sinaloa
Popl: 858,638
http://culiacan.gob.mx/
Héctor Melesio Cuén Ojeda; (Mr) Elected 2010; Next elections 2013 Born 1955
Chemist, Pharmacist and Biologist; Headmaster of the Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa 2005-2009
Party: PRI*
Chetumal
Quintana Ro
Popl: 151 243
www.opb.gob.mx/
Carlos Mario Villanueva Tenorio (Mr) Elected 2010; Next elections 2013 Born 1973
Lawyer; Local Deputy
Party: PRI*
Chihuahua
Chihuahua
Popl: 819,543
municipiochihuahua.gob.mx/
Marco Adán Quezada Martínez; (Mr) Elected 2010; Next elections 2013 Born 1968
Lawyer; Local Deputy; Urban Development Director
Party: PRI*
Chilpancingo
Guerrero
Popl: 241,717
www.chilpancingo.gob.mx/
Hector A. Astudillo Flores; (Mr) Elected 1996, 2008; Next elections 2011 Born 1958
Lawyer; Local Deputy; Senator 2000-2006
Party: PRI*
Distrito Federal
(Mexico City)

Popl: 8,851,080
www.df.gob.mx/
Miguel Angel Mancera; (Mr) Elected 2012; Next elections 2018 Born 1966
Lawyer and politician
Party: PRD*
Durango
Durango
Popl: 582,267
www.municipiodurango
Adán Soria Ramírez; (Mr) Elected 2004, 2010; Next elections 2013 Born 1974
Public Accountant; Local Deputy; Mayor of Santiago Papasquiaro (2004-2007; Director of the Secretary of Social Advancement in Durango
Party: PRI*
Guadalajara
Jalisco
Popl: 1,495,189
portal.guadalajara.gob.mx/
Jorge Aristóteles Sandoval Díaz; (Mr) Elected 2009; Next elections 2012 Born 1971
Lawyer; Local Deputy; Councilman of Guadalajara 2001-2003; University lecturer
Party: PRI*
Guanajuato
Guanajuato
Popl: 171,709
guanajuatocapital.gob.mx/
Nicéforo Guerrero Reynoso; (Mr) Elected 2009; Next elections 2012 Born 1943
Lawyer; University lecturer; Federal Deputy; General Coordinator of Regional Administration and Decentralization of the Treasury Secretary; various posts at the Secretary of the Interior
Party: PRI*
Hermosillo
Sonora
Popl: 784,342
www.hermosillo.gob.mx/
Javier Gándara Magaña; (Mr) Elected 2009; Next elections 2012 Born 1944
Business Administration graduate; President of Ganfer Foundation
Party: PAN*
La Paz
Baja California Sur
Popl: 251,871
www.lapaz.gob.mx/
Esthela de Jesús Ponce Beltrán; (Ms) Elected 2011; Next elections 2015 Born 1964
Business Administration graduate; State Assistant Secretary General since 1993
Party: PRI*
Mérida
Yucatán
Popl: 830,732
www.merida.gob.mx/
Angélica del Rosario Araujo Lara; (Ms) Elected 2010; Next elections 2013 Born 1964
Architect; Member of the Housing National Chamber, Yucatán Delegation; Federal Deputy
Party: PRI*
Mexicali
Baja Californiao
Popl: 936,826
www.mexicali.gob.mx/
Francisco José Pérez Tejada Padilla; (Mr) Elected 2010; Next elections 2013 Born 1978
International Business graduate
Party: PRI*
Monterrey
Nuevo León
Popl: 1,135,550
portal.monterrey.gob.mx/
Fernando Alejandro Larrazábal Bretón; (Mr) Elected 2000, 2008; Next elections 2012 Born 1962
Civil Engineer; Local Deputy; Mayor of SanNicolás de los Garza, N.L. 2000-2003
Party: PAN*
Morelia
Michoacán
Popl: 729,279
www.morelia.gob.mx/
Ma. Del Rocío Pineda Gochi (Ms) Elected 2008; Next elections 2011 Born 1955
Public Accountant; Coordinator of the Planning and Development Committee of Morelia Town Council; Technical Secretary of Morelia's Mayor's Office
Party: PRI*
Oaxaca
Oaxaca
Popl: 263,357
municipiodeoaxaca.gob
Luis Julián Ugartechea Begué; (Mr) Elected 2010; Next elections 2013 Born 1972
Business Administration graduate; President of the Social Union of Businessmen of Mexico in Oaxaca
Party: PAN*
Pachuca
Hidalgo
Popl: 267,862
www.pachuca.gob.mx/
Eleazar García Sánchez; (Mr) Elected 2011; Next elections 2014 Born 1973; Industrial Engineer; President of the Employer’s Confederation of the Mexican Republic in the State of Hidalgo (2009-2011);
Party: PRI*
Puebla
Puebla
Popl: 1,539,819
pueblacapital.gob.mx/wb/
Eduardo Rivera Pérez; (Mr) Elected 2010; Next elections 2013 Born 1972
Political Sciences graduate; Local Deputy; Federal Deputy; Chairman of the State Steering Committee of PAN party in the State of Puebla
Party: PAN*
Querétaro
Querétaro
Popl: 801,940
municipiodequeretaro
Francisco Domínguez Servién; (Mr) Elected 2009; Next elections 2012 Born 1966
Veterinary Surgeon and Zootechnician; Federal Deputy 2006-2009; State's councillor; President of the Regional Livestock Union of Queretaro
Party: PAN*
Saltillo
Coahuila
Popl: 725,123
www.saltillo.gob.mx/
Jericó Abramo Masso; (Mr) Elected 2009; Next elections 2013 Born 1975
Business Administration graduate; Federal Deputy; member of the economic and communications committees
Party: PRI*
San Luís Potosí
San Luís Potosí
Popl: 772,604
www.sanluis.gob.mx/
Victoria Labastida Aguirre; (Ms) Elected 2009; Next elections 2012 Born 1952
Psychologist; University lecturer; founder of the State Women's Institute; Administrative head and house member of the state's Congress
Party: PRI*
Tepic
Nayarit
Popl: 380,249
www.tepic.gob.mx/
Héctor González Curiel; (Mr) Elected 2011; Next elections 2014 Born 1968
Civil Engineer; Director of the State's Water
Party: PRI*
Tlaxcala
Tlaxcala
Popl: 89,795
municipiotlaxcala.gob.mx/
Pedro Pérez Lira; (Mr) Elected 2010; Next elections 2013 Born 1974
Party: PRI*
Toluca
Estado de México
Popl: 819,561
www.toluca.gob.mx/
María Elena Barrera Tapia; (Ms) Elected 2009; Next elections 2012 Born 1960
Physician; University lecturer; Member of the Mexican Association of Public Health; Secretary of Health and General Director of the Health Institute of the Estado de Mexico
Party: PRI*
Tuxtla Gutiérrez
Chiapas
Popl: 553,374
www.tuxtla.gob.mx/
Seth Yassir Vázquez Hernández; (Ms) Elected 2010; Next elections 2012 Born 1978
Business Administration graduate; Secretary of Social Advancement of the State of Chiapas; Undersecretary of Political Relations
Party: PRD *
Villahermosa
Tabasco
Popl: 558,524
villahermosa.gob.mx
Jesús Alí de la Torre; (Mr) Elected 2009; Next elections 2012 Born 1965
International Relations graduate; Local Deputy; Secretary of the Parliamentary Regulations and Practices Committee
Party: PRI*
Xalapa
Veracruz
Popl: 457,928
www.jalapa.gob.mx/
Elizabeth Morales García (Ms) Elected 2010; Next elections 2013 Born 1970
Business Administration graduate; Local Deputy; President of the Communication and Image Commission of the State Managing Committee of the PRI party in Veracruz since 2005
Party: PRI*
Zacatecas
Zacatecas
Popl: 138,176
municipiozacatecas
Arnoldo Rodríguez Reyes; (Mr) Elected 2010; Next elections 2013 Born 1970
Professional Technician in Communication Sciences; Councilman of Zacatecas Municipality 2004-2006; Local Deputy
Party: PRI*

*PRI: Partido Revolucionario Institucional (Institutional Revolutionary Party): Neo-liberal; Ruled the country from 1929 to 2006 when lost the power to the PAN.
*PAN: Partido Acción Nacional (National Action Party); Centre-right.
*PRD: Partido de la Revolución Democrática (Democratic Revolution Party): Centre-left.






The winner of the 2012 World Mayor Prize amd other resuts were announced on 8 January 2013




Miguel Mancera, Mayor of Mexico City


Lorena Martínez Rodríguez, Mayor of Aguascalientes


Eduardo Rivera Pérez, Mayor of Puebla


Jorge Aristóteles Sandoval Díaz, Mayor of Guadalajara


Fernando Alejandro Larrazábal Bretón, Mayor of Monterrey