Ivonne Ortega Pacheco

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Ivonne Ortega
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Governor of Yucatán
In office
August 1, 2007 – September 30, 2012
Preceded by Patricio Patrón
Succeeded by Rolando Zapata Bello
Senator for Yucatán
In office
Preceded by José Alberto Castañeda
Succeeded by Cleominio Zoreda Novelo
Member of the
Chamber of Deputies
In office
Preceded by José Feliciano Moo y Can
Succeeded by José Luis Blanco Pajón
Deputy of the Congress of Yucatán
In office
Mayor of Dzemul
In office
Preceded by Ricardo Pacheco Ortega
Succeeded by Eduardo Librado Chuc Baas
Personal details
Born Ivonne Aracelly Ortega Pacheco
(1972-11-27) November 27, 1972 (age 43)
Dzemul, Yucatán
Nationality Flag of Mexico.svg Mexican
Political party Institutional Revolutionary Party PRI Party (Mexico).svg
Spouse(s) Carlos Cabrera Rivera (Divorced)
Religion Catholic

Ivonne Aracelly Ortega Pacheco (born November 27, 1972) is a Mexican politician from Yucatán affiliated with the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) and former Governor of Yucatán. She is Yucatan's first elected female governor, although the second to serve, after Dulce María Sauri who served as interim governor from 1991 to 1994. She is the sixth woman to serve as governor of a Mexican state.

Political career[edit]

Ortega has occupied different positions inside the PRI of Yucatán. In 1998 she was elected municipal president (mayor) of Dzemul, Yucatán. In 2001 she served as local deputy in the Congress of Yucatán and in 2003 she was elected federal deputy representing Yucatán's Second District. In 2006 she was elected senator to serve from 2006 to 2012 but left that position in 2006 to run for Governor of Yucatán in the 2007 Yucatán gubernatorial election. Ortega won the election to serve as Governor from 2007 to 2012 (the term was originally set to end in 2013 but a state reform was made to have the state election coincide with the 2012 presidential election in Mexico). She was inaugurated as governor on August 1, 2007.

Candidate for Governor[edit]

In 2006 she expressed her intention to be candidate of her party for Governor of Yucatán in 2007 elections and asked permission to leave her duties as a senator. Her nomination was a surprise, because she had occupied the post of senator for only three months, and faced candidates with more political career than her.

On December 4, 2006, the PRI's National Executive Committee, was presented the results of the Consulta Mitofsky poll conducted between Ortega and 5 other candidates in the PRI party of Yucatan: Carlos Sobrino Sierra, Erick Rubio Barthell, Dulce María Sauri, Orlando Paredes Lara and Rubén Calderón Cecilio. Ortega was the most favored by the Yucatecans, and consequently was declared a candidate of unity with the agreement of the rest of the candidates.[1] Again her victory was considered a surprise because the former interim governor Dulce María Sauri had been seen as the favorite. On January 13, 2007 she was sworn as the PRI candidate for the governorship of Yucatan.

On February 26 her candidacy was endorsed by the Ecologist Green Party of Mexico and the Alliance for Yucatan Party, which formed a three-party coalition with PRI for the 25 local deputations and 106 municipalities.[2]

Electoral history[edit]

Yucatán Gubernatorial Election 2007
Party Candidate Votes %
with PVEM and PAY
Ivonne Ortega 421,035 49.92
with PANAL
Xavier Abreu 358,116 42.46
PT and Convergence Ana Rosa Payán 27,126 3.21
PRD Héctor Herrera 22,496 2.66
PSD Jorge Lizcano 1,347 0.15
Total votes 843,334[3] 100.0
Political offices
Preceded by
Patricio Patrón
Governor of Yucatán
Succeeded by
Rolando Zapata Bello
Preceded by
Ricardo Pacheco Ortega
Municipal president of Dzemul
Succeeded by
Eduardo Librado Chuc Baas


  1. ^ Ya tiene candidata el PRI Diario de Yucatán, 5 de diciembre de 2006.
  2. ^ “A rescatar el gobierno” Diario de Yucatán, 27 de febrero de 2007.
  3. ^ Elección a gobernador, resultados de las actas de cómputo distritales, IPEPAC.