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Martín Orozco Sandoval
Martín Orozco Sandoval (cropped 2).jpg
Governor of Aguascalientes
Assumed office
1 December 2016
Preceded byCarlos Lozano de la Torre
Senator of the Congress of the Union
for Aguascalientes
In office
1 September 2012 – 4 February 2016
Preceded byFelipe González González
Succeeded byJosé de Jesús Santana García
Municipal President of Aguascalientes
In office
1 January 2005 – 31 December 2007
Preceded byRicardo Magdaleno Rodríguez
Succeeded byGabriel Arellano Espinosa
Personal details
Born (1967-06-25) 25 June 1967 (age 52)
Santa María de los Ángeles, Jalisco, Mexico
Political partyPAN logo (Mexico).svg PAN
OccupationAccountant
Politician

Martín Orozco Sandoval (born 25 June 1967) is a Mexican politician affiliated with the PAN, the Governor of Aguascalientes since 2016. From 2012 to 2016, he represented Aguascalientes in the Senate during the LXII and LXIII Legislatures. He also was the Municipal President of Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes from 2005 to 2007.

Life[edit]

Orozco Sandoval worked as a private accountant from 1983 to 1995 and obtained his degree in accounting from the Universidad Panamericana, Bonaterra campus, in 1996.[1] He began his career in the PAN not long after. From 1999 to 2001, he was the secretary of social development for the city of Aguascalientes, and in 2001, he left that post to become a state deputy to the LVII Legislature of Aguascalientes. There, he was the leader of the PAN parliamentary group.[1]

In 2005, he ran successfully for municipal president of Aguascalientes and served two years; at the same time, he served as president of the Association of Municipalities of Mexico.[1] In 2010, he made an unsuccessful run for governor, and two years later, he was elected to the Senate for the LXII and LXIII Legislatures. In the Senate, he presided over the Federalism Commission and served on four others, including Foreign Relations/Non-Governmental Organizations, Commerce and Industrial Promotion, and Finance and Public Credit.[1]

On February 4, 2016, Orozco left the Senate in order to pursue another bid for Governor of Aguascalientes.[2] In a close election, Orozco Sandoval and the PAN defeated the PRI candidate, Lorena Martínez Rodríguez, by just two percentage points.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Profile at the Legislature Information System
  2. ^ Aguilar, Katrina (2016-02-04). "Omar Fayad y Martín Orozco piden licencia en Senado; van por gubernaturas". 24 Horas. Retrieved 2016-02-09.
  3. ^ El País - Mexico election results, accessed 9 June 2016