Ivonne Ortega Pacheco
Governor of Yucatán
August 1, 2007 – September 30, 2012
|Preceded by||Patricio Patrón|
|Succeeded by||Rolando Zapata Bello|
|Senator for Yucatán|
|Preceded by||José Alberto Castañeda|
|Succeeded by||Cleominio Zoreda Novelo|
|Member of the
Chamber of Deputies
|Preceded by||José Feliciano Moo y Can|
|Succeeded by||José Luis Blanco Pajón|
|Deputy of the Congress of Yucatán|
|Mayor of Dzemul|
|Preceded by||Ricardo Pacheco Ortega|
|Succeeded by||Eduardo Librado Chuc Baas|
November 27, 1972 |
|Political party||Institutional Revolutionary Party|
|Spouse(s)||Carlos Cabrera Rivera (Divorced)|
Ivonne Aracelly Ortega Pacheco (born November 27, 1972) is a Mexican politician from Yucatán affiliated with the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) and former Governor of Yucatán. She is Yucatan's first elected female governor, although the second to serve, after Dulce María Sauri who served as interim governor from 1991 to 1994. She is the sixth woman to serve as governor of a Mexican state.
Ortega has occupied different positions inside the PRI of Yucatán. In 1998 she was elected municipal president (mayor) of Dzemul, Yucatán. In 2001 she served as local deputy in the Congress of Yucatán and in 2003 she was elected federal deputy representing Yucatán's Second District. In 2006 she was elected senator to serve from 2006 to 2012 but left that position in 2006 to run for Governor of Yucatán in the 2007 Yucatán gubernatorial election. Ortega won the election to serve as Governor from 2007 to 2012 (the term was originally set to end in 2013 but a state reform was made to have the state election coincide with the 2012 presidential election in Mexico). She was inaugurated as governor on August 1, 2007.
Candidate for Governor
In 2006 she expressed her intention to be candidate of her party for Governor of Yucatán in 2007 elections and asked permission to leave her duties as a senator. Her nomination was a surprise, because she had occupied the post of senator for only three months, and faced candidates with more political career than her.
On December 4, 2006, the PRI's National Executive Committee, was presented the results of the Consulta Mitofsky poll conducted between Ortega and 5 other candidates in the PRI party of Yucatan: Carlos Sobrino Sierra, Erick Rubio Barthell, Dulce María Sauri, Orlando Paredes Lara and Rubén Calderón Cecilio. Ortega was the most favored by the Yucatecans, and consequently was declared a candidate of unity with the agreement of the rest of the candidates. Again her victory was considered a surprise because the former interim governor Dulce María Sauri had been seen as the favorite. On January 13, 2007 she was sworn as the PRI candidate for the governorship of Yucatan.
On February 26 her candidacy was endorsed by the Ecologist Green Party of Mexico and the Alliance for Yucatan Party, which formed a three-party coalition with PRI for the 25 local deputations and 106 municipalities.
|Yucatán Gubernatorial Election 2007|
with PVEM and PAY
|PT and Convergence||Ana Rosa Payán||27,126||3.21%|
|Governor of Yucatán
Rolando Zapata Bello
Ricardo Pacheco Ortega
|Municipal president of Dzemul
Eduardo Librado Chuc Baas
- Ya tiene candidata el PRI Diario de Yucatán, 5 de diciembre de 2006.
- “A rescatar el gobierno” Diario de Yucatán, 27 de febrero de 2007.
- Elección a gobernador, resultados de las actas de cómputo distritales, IPEPAC.