Agnelo Queiroz

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Agnelo Queiroz
Governor of the Federal District of Brazil
In office
January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2014
Preceded by Rogério Rosso
Succeeded by Rodrigo Rollemberg
Personal details
Born November 9, 1958
Itapetinga, Bahia
Political party Workers' Party

Agnelo dos Santos Queiroz Filho (born November 9, 1958) is a Brazilian politician and member of the Workers' Party (PT) since 2008. He has served as the Governor of the Federal District of Brazil since January 1, 2011.[1]

Political Career

Elected district deputy in the first election for the Legislative Assembly of the Federal District in 1990 by PCdoB. The parliamentary activity accredited him for a position as a federal deputy in 1994, re-electing in 1998 and again in 2002. He was co-author, along with Senator Paulista Pedro Piva, of Law No. 10,264 of July 16, 2001, known as Law Agnelo/Piva establishing the transfer of 2% of the gross revenues of all lotteries to the Brazilian Olympic Committee . He was sports minister in the Lula government in 2003 until 2006, when he licensed to apply in elections that year to one of the chairs of the Senate of the Federal District. Even defeated by Joaquim Roriz, he got a significant voting with 544,313 votes, 42.93% of the valid votes. He holds the position of Director of the National Health Surveillance Agency since October 24, 2007, and left PCdoB and soon after, the July 9, 2008, is affiliated to the Workers' Party.

Elections 2010

On October 31, 2010, was elected by PT as governor of the Federal District with vice governor Tadeu Filippelli by PMDB. Agnelo received 66.1% of the votes, against 33.9% of Weslian Roriz (PSC), wife of former governor Joaquim Roriz (PSC). Agnelo was elected presenting proposals to create a single ticket on public transport, create 400 Family Health Teams and Emergency Unit in each of the 30 administrative regions of the DF, halve the number of commissioned positions, appointing public employees, beyond to build at least 100 thousand housing units.

Actions as Governor of the Federal District

Free Pass Student In 2011, the governor Agnelo Queiroz guaranteed free pass for students of the Federal District. About 165,000 people was benefited from free shipping. Through the Department of Transportation and DF DFTRANS, GDF signed an emergency according to "Fácil" and paid R$3 million to carry out the refills of student cards, which are being made since then monthly.

National Mane Garrincha Stadium With the confirmation of Brazil as headquarters of the World Cup 2014, Governor Agnelo Queiroz has accelerated progress The renovation of the new stadium on the first of his mandate. On May 18, 2013, 5 months later than the initial forecast and after 2 postponements, the governor inaugurated the new stadium. The cost of the work, fully paid with public funds, was more than R$1.7 billion, making it the second most expensive stadium of the country. The work on the stadium stood for sustainable character with several initiatives such as the use of rainwater, which is stored in tanks and used to flush toilets, urinals, irrigation and washing in general. The ecological arena will still have structure to capture solar energy and be self-sustaining, generating 2.5 megawatts, enough to power energy for a thousand homes per day. Due to a heavy rain season between March and April, there was an impairment in the execution of the steps prior to the placement of grass, such as service earthworks, drainage field and the installation of water pipes collectors. With this, the delegation responsible along with Governor Agnelo Queiroz, decided to postpone the opening to May 18 in order to maintain the quality of the work. On 13 May, the group formed by former players Ronaldo and Bebeto, members of the Local Organizing Committee ( LOC), the Sports Minister Aldo Rebeldo, and the secretary general of FIFA, Jerome Valcke, the last survey conducted in stadium before opening . The secretary general of FIFA praised the work and highlighted as one of the best in the world . Have the " Phenomenon " appreciated the actions promoted by the governor of the Federal District, Agnelo Queiroz, and also listed the qualities of the Mane Garrincha, beyond regret not having had the opportunity to play in the arena and also praised the building. For the opening, the audience is composed of the stadium workers and their families . President Dilma Rousseff has also been invited to the ceremony.

Brasilia leads Latin American candidacy to receive Water Forum in 2018

Brasilia, ahead of a Latin American candidate, trust in its choice to receive in 2018 the World Water Forum, a decision will be announced on the 25th of February and in which the Brazilian capital dispute with Copenhagen its appointment, said on Tuesday the governor of the Federal District, Agnelo Queiroz.

"In previous forums, like Marseille (France , 2012), has gained much strength the presence of Brazil. Brasilia postulated to host in 2018 and the name was gaining consensus across the country", said Queiroz to foreign reporters in São Paulo.

Brasilia, according to the governor, "facilitates a union in all segments, as the private sector and the rest of the Brazilian states".

However, one of the main arguments that Brasilia present to overcome the Danish capital next Feb. 25 during the vote on the World Water Council in Daegu (South Korea), it's the city that will host the 2015 forum will be its Latin America condition application.

"It is an application with much consistency. Not the candidacy of a city, but an entire country that gained a much larger, since the countries of South America and Latin American countries are considering how to own", said Queiroz, highlighting the already received official support of Mexico.

The vice-president of the Brazilian Association of Infrastructure and Basic Industries (ABDIB), Newton Lima Azevedo, who is one of three Brazilian representatives within the 35 global advisors who will vote in Daegu, indicated that "bring the forum to the southern hemisphere and the subject of water ceases to be European is very important".

"We here in Brazil primary needs would be a turning point in the history of sanitation", unlike the situation in Copenhagen, which has no such problems, he added.

For Ricardo Andrade, director of the National Water Agency (ANA) and other councilors voting, Brasilia "has a consistent proposal" and, therefore, believe its choice, but warned that one must first overcome "the election process" within organ.

The World Water Council brings together 70 countries and is headquartered in Marseille, which housed the last body forum attended by 25,000 participants.

The meeting in 2015 will be in the South Korean city of Daegu and follows the forums held triennial way in Marrakesh (Morocco ), The Hague (Netherlands ), Kyoto ( Japan ), Mexico City and Istanbul (Turkey).


Political offices
Preceded by
Rogério Rosso
Governor of the Federal District
Succeeded by
Rodrigo Rollemberg