Ernesto Ruffo Appel
|Ernesto Ruffo Appel|
|10th Governor of Baja California|
November 1, 1989 – October 31, 1995
|Preceded by||Oscar Baylón Chacón|
|Succeeded by||Hector Terán Terán|
June 25, 1952|
San Diego, California
|Political party||National Action Party (PAN)|
|Spouse(s)||Alma Corella Gilsamaniego|
Ernesto Ruffo Appel (born June 25, 1952 in San Diego, California, U.S.) is an American-born Mexican politician famous for being the first state governor not belonging to the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI) since its formation in 1989.
His parents and grandparents are Mexican-born. Ruffo attended elementary school in the coastal town of Ensenada in the state of Baja California. He attended college at the Monterrey campus of the ITESM graduating with a bachelor's degree in business. He became a member of the National Action Party (PAN) in 1982 and was elected municipal president of the municipality of Ensenada (the biggest municipality in Mexico with 51,952 km²) in 1986. In 1989 he was elected governor of the state of Baja California in major upset. In the year 2000, he supported the candidacy of Vicente Fox, former President of Mexico, he was the Coordinator of Migration Affairs for the Northern Border until 2006 (when president Fox's government ended). He is currently a Senate supply in the LX legislature.
He has been accused of using his previous political positions to promote businesses in which he has personal investments.
Oscar Baylón Chacón
| Governor of Baja California
Héctor Terán Terán
| Municipal president of Ensenada
Enrique Chapela (interim)
- Zeta, #1690, Los negocios de Rufo (sic).
- Biography at the PAN's official website
- Ruffo at the Mexico´s Senate official website.
- Biographies of the governors of Baja California
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