Eugenio Elorduy Walther
|13th Governor of Baja California|
November 1, 2001 – October 31, 2007
|Preceded by||Alejandro González Alcocer|
|Succeeded by||José Guadalupe Osuna|
November 21, 1940 |
|Political party||National Action Party (PAN)|
Eugenio Elorduy Walther (b. November 21, 1940, Calexico, California) is a Mexican politician. He was governor of his adoptive state of Baja California from November 1, 2001 thru October 31, 2007. His wife Elena Blackaller served as first lady.
He graduated with honors from the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) in Business Administration in 1965. He became a member of the Partido Acción Nacional three years later and was elected as a council member in 1968, state congressman in 1974. He was the Secretary of Finance under Ernesto Ruffo's administration (1989–1995). He was elected as president of the municipality of Mexicali for the 1995-1998 term for the National Action Party (PAN). He was elected on July 8, 2001 as governor of his state representing the PAN (in alliance with the Green Party of Mexico).
Governorship of Baja California
In 2007 Elorduy was accused by members of his own party that he supported the primary candidacy of José Guadalupe Osuna, to this he declared that the PAN will keep the governorship in the next six years.
During the government of Ernesto Ruffo (1989–1995) Elorduy paid 150,000 pesos (roughly 50,000 US dollars) of state funds to bail out Sergio Ortiz Lara when he was accused in 1994 of collaborating with drug dealers.
In a video released by the Zeta weekly, a former commander of the state police accused Antonio Martínez Luna, Baja California's Attorney General, and other members of public security of being involved in activities regarding drug trafficking, homicide, kidnapping, disappearing and hiding of dead bodies and accepting bribes.
- (Spanish) Profile at the Baja California government website.
- (Spanish) Profile at the Mexican Government official website.
Alejandro González Alcocer
|Governors of Baja California
José Guadalupe Osuna
Francisco Pérez Tejada
|Presidents of Mexicali
Víctor Hermosillo Celada