Egidio Torre Cantú

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Egidio Torre Cantú
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Governor Egidio Torre Cantú (right) meets with U.S. Amb. Earl Anthony Wayne
Governor of Tamaulipas
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 1, 2011
Preceded by Eugenio Hernández Flores
Personal details
Born (1957-06-19) June 19, 1957 (age 57)
Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Political party Institutional Revolutionary Party
Spouse(s) María del Pilar González García
Alma mater Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education
University of Texas at Austin
Profession Civil engineer

Egidio Torre Cantú (born June 19, 1957 in Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas) is a Mexican politician affiliated with the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). He is the current governor of Tamaulipas for the term 2011 through 2016.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Civil engineer by profession, Egidio holds a bachelors degree from Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education and completed postgraduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Currently, he is the owner of a construction company by the name of Tohesa, based in Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas.[2]

Political career[edit]

From 1984 to 1987, Egidio served as Public Works Director for Ciudad Victoria and from 1987 to 1992, he served as Director of Construction for the state government of Tamaulipas. Subsequently, Egidio served in Ciudad Victoria's Board of Alderman from 1999 to 2000 and was also temporary mayor of Ciudad Victoria from 2000 to 2001. Before being confirmed as candidate for governor, Egidio was an active political advisor of the PRI's State Committee.[3]

Candidacy for governor of Tamaulipas[edit]

On June 30, 2010, he was confirmed as candidate of Todos Tamaulipas, an electoral alliance comprising the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), the Ecologist Green Party of Mexico (PVEM), and the New Alliance Party (PANAL), in substitution of his late brother, Rodolfo Torre Cantú, assassinated on June 28, 2010.[4]

Governor of Tamaulipas[edit]

On July 5, 2010, Mexican media confirmed that Egidio became virtual governor of Tamaulipas after receiving 62.9% of the votes. His closest opponent, José Julián Sacramento of the National Action Party, received 29.5% of the votes.[5]

References[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Eugenio Hernández Flores
Governor of Tamaulipas
2011 – present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Enrique Cárdenas del Avellano
Mayor of Ciudad Victoria
2000 – 2001
Succeeded by
Eugenio Hernández Flores