Marcela Guerra Castillo

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Marcela Guerra Castillo (born November 7, 1959 in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico) Business Administration major and Mexican politician from Nuevo León. She was Local Deputy of Nuevo León’s Congress and twice Federal Deputy of the Congress of Mexico. Currently Mexico Senator for the period 2012-2018 by the state of Nuevo León in the LXII Legislature of the Mexican Congress.

Marcela Guerra Castillo
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Senator
of the Congress of the Union
from Nuevo León
Incumbent
Assumed office
September 1, 2012
Preceded by Fernando Elizondo Barragán
Federal Deputy
of the Congress of the Union
from Nuevo León's 5th federal district
In office
September 1, 2009 – August 31, 2012
Preceded by Gustavo Caballero Camargo
Succeeded by Héctor Gutiérrez de la Garza
In office
September 1, 2003 – August 31, 2006
Preceded by Eloy Cantú Segovia
Succeeded by Gustavo Caballero Camargo
Local Deputy
of the Congress of Nuevo León
by proportional representation
from Nuevo León's 8th local district
In office
September 1, 2000 – August 31, 2003
Personal details
Born (1959-11-07) November 7, 1959 (age 54)
Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Political party Institutional Revolutionary Party
Alma mater Monterrey Institute of Technology
Profession Business Administration
Religion Catholic
Website www.marcelaguerra.org

Early life and Education[edit]

Marcela Guerra was born on November 7, 1959 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, she studied at the Monterrey Institute of Technology where she graduated from the Business Administration School.[1] With studies in Civilization History at the Sorbonne University and the Institut Catholique de Paris in France.

She has participated in several seminaries and courses, among which are: the Executive Seminary "Opportunities and Challenges of Mexico's Future: Leadership and Performance Strategies by Harvard Kennedy School and the Seminary "Foreign Policy and Global Agenda" imparted by the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs' Matias Romero Institute.

Elected Office[edit]

Nuevo León’s LXIX Legislature[edit]

Local Deputy in the LXIX Legislature of the Congress of Nuevo León via proportional representation of the VIII Local Electoral District of Nuevo León headed by Monterrey, which she occupied from 2000 to 2003. In this Legislature, served on the Committee on Human Development, as well as serving as President of the First Committee of Finance, President of the Municipal Development Committee, Chair of the Civic Causes and Audit Committee and Secretary of the Third Finance Commission.

LIX Legislature of the Mexican Congress[edit]

Federal Deputy in the LIX Legislature of the Mexican Congress during the 2003 - 2006 period where she represented the V Federal Electoral District of Nuevo León headed by Monterrey. In this legislature she was a member of the Committees on Public Service, Surveillance of the Superior Audit of the Federation, Science and Technology, Culture, Federal District and Special Public Service Committee; was also Secretary of the Board of the Standing Committee and the Committee of Radio, Television and Film.

LXI Legislature of the Mexican Congress[edit]

Federal Deputy in the LXI Legislature of the Mexican Congress, representing the V Federal Electoral District of Nuevo León for the second time headed by Monterrey. In this legislature was a member of the Committees on Government and Equity and Gender, likewise served as Secretary of the Commission of Surveillance of the Superior Audit of the Federation.

She was also part of the Committee of the Study Center for the Advancement of Women and Gender Equality of the Chamber of Deputies of Mexico.

As member of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, has participated in numerous international forums legislating in favor of women.

LXII Legislature of the Mexican Congress[edit]

Senator in the LXII Legislature of the Mexican Congress, representing the state of Nuevo León. In this legislature she is a member of the Committees on Eonomic Development and on Radio, Television and Cinematography; likewise serves as Secretary of the Commission of Foreign Affairs and President of the North America Foreign Affairs Committee.

She is also the Mexican Congress' Delegation Chairman for ParlAméricas, Mexico's representative in the Administration Council and ParlAméricas' Executive Committee as well as member of the Inter-Parliamentary Union.

Partisan Activity[edit]

Served at this party as Secretary General of the Commission on Women’s Affairs in the Colosio Foundation in 1996. Has also been National Confederation of Popular Organizations’ Secretary in Nuevo León during the 2007 - 2009 period.

In the 2012 Mexican federal elections she participated as Mexican Senate Candidate by the state of Nuevo León joint with Ivonne Álvarez, former mayor of Guadalupe municipality, where in a historical manner PRI nominates two women for the Mexican Senate.

Professional career[edit]

Cultural Organisms[edit]

In the cultural scope was General Coordinator of Monterrey’s City Theatre from 1984 to 1987, and from 1991 to 1994 Director of Nuevo León’s Museum of History. In 1993 served as General Manager of the project for the construction of the Museum of Mexican History in Monterrey where she worked as Deputy Director until 1996. In 1996 she was named Fundidora Park’s Conservation Projects Director, which she managed until 1998.

Civil Society Organizations[edit]

Was Secretary of the Progressive Liberal Political Association in 2000, Founder and Counselor of the Women’s Plural Pact in 1998 and President of the Bienestar y Vida Association (Welfare and Life Association) from 1998 until 2001.

Books[edit]

Is the author of such books as "Crisol del temple, la historia de la Fundidora de Hierro y Acero de Monterrey", about the history of Fundidora Park,[2] and "Contigo, Manual y Guía para las familias que viven en la discapacidad", helping families who deal with having a disabled family member.

Print and Electronic Media[edit]

From 1982 to 1987 she collaborated with the newspaper El Norte. In 1987 she hosted the show Buenos Días (Good Morning) in Monterrey’s channel 8. In 2002 was political commentator for the news show in Núcleo Radio Monterrey’s Station. Has been collaborator and editorialist in political subjects in Televisa Monterrey and in the Discussion Panel of Milenio Television’s “Según Ellas” show.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Melchor Guerrero, Perla (2004). En persona:Mujeres Ex-A-Tec, presentes en el sector público (In first person: Ex-A-Tec Women present at the public sector). Revista Integratec 1 (64) (Integratec Magazine) : p. 29.
  2. ^ Guerra, Marcela; Alma G. Trejo (2000). Crisol del Temple: Fundidora de fierro y acero de Monterrey (in spanish). Monterrey: Grafo Print Editores, S.A. 
Preceded by
Fernando Elizondo Barragán
Mexico Senator from Nuevo León
2012 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Gustavo Caballero Camargo
Federal Deputy
from Nuevo León's 5th federal district

2009 – 2012
Succeeded by
Héctor Gutiérrez de la Garza
Preceded by
Eloy Cantú Segovia
Federal Deputy
from Nuevo León's 5th federal district

2003 – 2006
Succeeded by
Gustavo Caballero Camargo