Abelardo Escobar Prieto
Escobar is a member of the National Action Party (PAN). During his extensive academic, professional and political career, he was Director General of his alma mater for three consecutive years until 1976.
He served as ESAHE representative of the Constituent Assembly of the Mexican Association of Agricultural Higher Education, which he directed in 1976.
He was Secretary of the Municipality of Juárez, and Federal Delegate of Proportional Representation of the 2nd Circumscription in the 58th Session, where he formed part of the Budget and Public Account, Finance and Public Credit, and Rural Development Commissions, of which he was secretary, and also, for a few months, of the Special Livestock Commission.
At the end of his period as delegate, he was appointed Director in Chief of the National Agrarian Register.
On April 24, 2006, President Vicente Fox appointed Abelardo Escobar Prieto Agrarian Reform Secretary.