Eruviel Ávila

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This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Ávila and the second or maternal family name is Villegas.
Eruviel Ávila Villegas
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Governor of the State of Mexico
Incumbent
Assumed office
September 16, 2011
Preceded by Enrique Peña Nieto
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Mayor of Ecatepec de Morelos
In office
August 18, 2009 – March 26, 2011
Preceded by José Luis Gutiérrez Cureño
Succeeded by Indalecio Ríos Velázquez
Personal details
Born (1969-05-01) May 1, 1969 (age 45)
Ecatepec de Morelos, México
Nationality Flag of Mexico.svg Mexican
Political party Institutional Revolutionary Party PRI Party (Mexico).svg
Alma mater Universidad Tecnológica de México
National Autonomous University of Mexico

Eruviel Ávila Villegas (born May 1, 1969) is a Mexican politician, member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), and current Governor of the State of Mexico. He was Mayor of Ecatepec de Morelos twice, from 2003 to 2006 and from 2009 to 2012, and deputy of the State of Mexico’s Congress.

Born at Ecatepec de Morelos in Mexico State, Eruviel Ávila Villegas has a Law Bachelor’s degree from the Universidad Tecnológica de México (UNITEC), and a Master’s and Doctor’s degree from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

Ávila Villegas has been a teacher at UNITEC. He is author of the book “The Creation of the Constitutional Court in the State of Mexico" ("La Creación de la Corte Constitucional del Estado de México") published in 2003, a joint publication of the Legislative Investigations Institute of the State of Mexico Congress and the State of Mexico’s Public Administration Institute.

From 1994 to 1996 he became secretary of the municipality of Ecatepec de Morelos, he has been elected deputy of the State of Mexico Congress twice, from 1997 to 2000 in the LIII Legislature and from 2006 to 2009 in the LVI Legislature, where he was also named Coordinator of the PRI's Parliamentary Group and Chairman of the Board of Political Coordination.

He was Subsecretary of the State of Mexico’s municipal government in Nezahualcóyotl from 2001 to 2002 and PRI’s President of the Directive State Council in 2006. He has been elected Mayor of Ecatepec de Morelos for two periods, from 2003 to 2006 and from 2009 to 2012. In 2010 he was elected President of the National Federation of Municipalities (FENAMM), where1,510 of the country's municipalities are grouped.[1]

On March 26, 2011 he requested license to be excused as Mayor of Ecatepec, and the next day he registered as PRI’s candidate for Governor of the State of Mexico.[2][3]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Agustín Hernández Pastrana
Mayor of Ecatepec de Morelos
2003–2006
Succeeded by
José Luis Gutiérrez Cureño
Preceded by
José Luis Gutiérrez Cureño
Mayor of Ecatepec de Morelos
2009–2011
Succeeded by
Indalecio Ríos Velázquez
Preceded by
Enrique Peña Nieto
Governor of the State of Mexico
2011 - present
Incumbent