Gustavo Vázquez Montes

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Gustavo Alberto Vázquez Montes
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Governor of Colima
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In office
January 1, 2004 – February 24, 2005
Preceded by Carlos Flores Dueñas
Succeeded by Arnoldo Ochoa González
Personal details
Born (1962-08-16)16 August 1962
Tecomán, Colima[1]
Died 24 February 2005(2005-02-24) (aged 42)
Tzitzío, Michoacán[1]
Political party Institutional Revolutionary Party
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Spouse(s) Norma Alicia Galindo Matias
Alma mater University of Colima
Profession Educator and politician

Gustavo Alberto Vázquez Montes (August 16, 1962 – February 24, 2005) was a Mexican politician. At the time of his death he was serving as the governor of the western state of Colima, representing the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).

Vázquez Montes was born in Tecomán, Colima.[1] After graduating from teacher-training college and entering politics, he served as the mayor of his home town and its representative in the state Congress. He was selected as the PRI's candidate in the 2003 gubernatorial election and, after heated disputes and the annulment of the first round, he was ruled the victor and was invested as Governor on January 1, 2004.

Professional and political career[edit]

He served as Professor of Elementary and Secondary Education. He was an official in Tecomán City Council in several administrations, alderman, civic leader of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, president of the Mexican Network of Healthy Municipalities, local MP in the LI Congress Legislature of the State of Colima, then Mayor of Tecoman, Colima. He served again as a deputy in the Congress LIII Legislature of the State of Colima, and also served as Secretary General and Chairman of the State Executive Committee of the PRI. He was president of the State Congress four times, occupied the Health and Education Committees in it, was a distinguished member of the Standing Conference of Local Legislators PRI and distinguished member of the National Political Council of the PRI. Gustavo Vázquez Montes was elected to the constitutional period 2,003 - 2 009, whose regular elections were nullified by the Electoral Court of the Judicial Power of the Federation stating illegal intervention in the same of Governor Fernando Moreno Peña . Gustavo Vázquez Montes was nominated again PRI candidate for governor in the new elections was necessary to convene extraordinary. Vázquez Montes returned to win.

Governor[edit]

He Triumphed in the elections held on July 6 of 2003, obtaining the majority of votes cast, compared to his opponent, the PAN candidate. However, regular elections were nullified by the Electoral Court of the Judicial Power of the Federation stating illegal intervention in the same of Governor Fernando Moreno Peña. Gustavo Vázquez Montes was nominated again PRI candidate for governor in a special election that was necessary to convene. Vázquez Montes win them again, again getting most of the votes cast. Gustavo Vázquez Montes assumed the governorship on January 1 of 2004, to conclude the period ending October 31 of 2009.

Death[edit]

On February 24, 2005, while travelling back to state capital Colima, Colima, from Mexico City, his six-seater Westwind 1124 aeroplane developed problems shortly after its 16h15 take-off from Toluca airport and crashed in the municipality of Tzitzío, Michoacán,[1] 70 km to the southeast of Morelia. The governor was killed, along with the pilot, Captain Mario Torres González, and copilot, Captain Germán Ascencio Fauvet; the Colima state secretaries of tourism and finance, Roberto Preciado Cuevas and Luis Ramón Barreda Cedillo; the state's tourism director, Guillermo Díaz Zamorano; and local Coparmex president Alejandro Dávila.

In the immediate aftermath of the accident, Arnoldo Ochoa González was appointed acting governor and an extraordinary election was called for April 2005.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Celebran natalicio del extinto gobernador Gustavo Vázquez Montes" (in Spanish). Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (Conaculta). 18 August 2009. Retrieved 24 September 2014. nació en Tecomán el 16 de agosto de 1962, y falleció en Tzitzio, Michoacán, el 24 de febrero de 2005.