Jorge Antonio Salas Bonilla

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Salas and the second or maternal family name is Bonilla.
Licentiate
Jorge Antonio Salas Bonilla
ConcejoMunicipalTibás (Jorge Antonio Salas Bonilla).JPG
Mayor
In office
2007–2011
Personal details
Born 2 January 1953
Heredia
Political party Citizens' Action Party
Other political
affiliations
National Liberation Party
Spouse(s) Lorena Azofeifa
Children Two
Profession Lawyer and Civil Servant
Religion Roman Catholic

Jorge Antonio Salas Bonilla is a Costa Rican lawyer and politician. He was mayor of Tibás between 2007 and 2011.

Early life[edit]

Salas was born in Heredia on 2 January 1953.[1] He moved to Tibás when he was thirteen and attended Liceo Mauro Fernández (Mauro Fernández High School). He studied law at the University of Costa Rica, becoming a licentiate. Salas is married with two children.[1]

PLN years[edit]

In 1985, he joined the National Liberation Party (PLN for its Spanish initials).[1] As a member of the PLN, Salas supported José Miguel Corrales Bolaños during the 1998 presidential election. Both Salas and Corrales would later leave the PLN, with Salas joining the Citizens' Action Party (PAC for its Spanish initials) and Corrales joining the socialist New Motherland Party.

Joining PAC[edit]

Following a series of corruption scandals in the PLN, Salas joined the exodus from the party. Salas became a member of the PAC. He served as a cantonal and provincial delegate as well as a legal adviser to the Tibás municipality's PAC fraction. He was later elected register in February 2006. He was elected president of the City Council in May 2006. In December 2007, he became mayor of Tibás.[2] Among his goals as mayor, Salas wanted to modernize the city with infrastructure improvements.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Villalobos, Carlos A. (12 November 2006). "Candidatos a alcaldes: cantones de San José". La Nacion (Costa Rica) (in Spanish) (San José). Retrieved 20 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Rojas, José Enrique; Carlos Villalobos (24 March 2006). "Liberación domina en 9 de 20 municipios en San José". La Nacion (in Spanish) (San José). Retrieved 20 April 2014.