José Fogaça

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José Fogaça in November 2015.

José Alberto Fogaça de Medeiros (born 1947) is a Brazilian politician who has been the Mayor of Porto Alegre, Brazil, a state deputy, federal deputy and senator.

He is a graduate of the Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul and taught at the College of Rio Grande, before becoming a TV and print journalist.

He is a member of the PMDB, having been elected in 2004 as mayor on behalf of the Socialist People's Party. He has pledged to continue the participatory budgeting system introduced under the PT [1] and his mandate expires in 2008.

He is married to the singer Isabela Fogaça.

Political career[edit]

He is longlisted for the 2008 World Mayor award.


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