José María Barreda

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José María Barreda
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President of Castile-La Mancha
In office
29 April 2004 – 22 June 2011
Preceded by José Bono Martínez
Succeeded by María Dolores de Cospedal
President of the Cortes of Castile-La Mancha
In office
21 June 1991 – 8 July 1997
Preceded by José Manuel Martínez Cenzano
Succeeded by María del Carmen Blázquez
Member of the Congress of Deputies
Assumed office
13 December 2011
Constituency Ciudad Real
Member of the Senate
In office
21 November 1989 – 16 October 1991
Constituency Castile-La Mancha
Personal details
Born ( 1953 -02-04) 4 February 1953 (age 63)
Ciudad Real, Castile-La Mancha, Spain
Political party Spanish Socialist Workers' Party

José María Barreda Fontes (born 4 February 1953) is a Spanish politician and academic. A member of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party, he was the President of the autonomous community of Castile-La Mancha from 2004 until 2011.[1]

Biography[edit]

Barreda, who was born in Ciudad Real, he is a descendent of a spanish noble family and holds a doctorate in history and geography and a BA in philosophy and letters from the Complutense University of Madrid.[2] He received a scholarship from the Spanish National Research Council to fund his post-doctoral research and is currently a tenured professor of contemporary history at the University of Castile-La Mancha.[2]

Barreda met his wife, Clementina Díez de Baldeón, a socialist deputy for the Province of Ciudad Real, while still at university; the couple have two children.[2]

Political career[edit]

Barreda's first elected position was to the municipal council of Ciudad Real, a post he held from 1983-1987.[3] During that period, he was the Minister for Education and Culture in the first regional Government of José Bono Martínez.[3] As a Minister, he oversaw the creation of the University of Castile-La Mancha, launched the regional network of libraries, cultural centres, theatres and auditoria, and organised the conversion of the library at the Alcázar of Toledo.[3]

Barreda became the regional Minister for Institutional Relations in January 1988; he only held the portfolio for four months, however, as he became the region's vice-president in May of the same year.[4] He served as vice-president until November 1989, when the Cortes of Castile-La Mancha—the regional parliament—appointed him to be one of the region's two representatives in the Spanish Senate.[4] He returned to Castile-La Mancha in June 1991 to serve as the President of the Cortes Regionales.[4] Barreda remained in the post until July 1997, when he was forced to resign following his appointment as the regional general-secretary of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party.[4] Following the 1999 regional elections, Barreda returned to his old post of vice-president of Castile-La Mancha.[4]

President of Castile-La Mancha[edit]

In April 2004, after more than 20 years as President of Castile-La Mancha, Bono was named as the Minister of Defence in José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero newly elected government.[4] Barreda took over from Bono as President of Castile-La Mancha and was his party's candidate in the 2007 regional elections, where he retained his position, albeit with a reduced majority.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Miguel Ángel Marfull (2 February 2010). "Barreda incomoda al PSOE al pedir a Zapatero otro Gobierno" (in Spanish). Público. Retrieved 15 February 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c José María Barreda (5 March 2009). "José María Barreda - Mi Perfil" (in Spanish). jmbarreda.com. Retrieved 14 February 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c "Presidencia de la Junta" (in Spanish). Gobiermo de Castile-La Mancha. 2 July 2007. Retrieved 14 February 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "José María Barreda Fontes". typicallyspanish.com. 12 March 2008. Retrieved 15 February 2010. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Vicente Acebedo Flórez
Regional Minister of Educaction and Culture
1983–1987
Succeeded by
Juan Sisino Pérez Garzón
Preceded by
None
Vice President of Castile-La Mancha
1988-1989
Succeeded by
Fernando López Carrasco
Preceded by
José Manuel Martínez Cenzano
President of the Cortes of Castile-La Mancha
1991–1997
Succeeded by
María del Carmen Blázquez
Preceded by
Fernando López Carrasco
Vice President of Castile-La Mancha
1999-2004
Succeeded by
María Luisa Araújo
Preceded by
Manuel Marín
President of Castile-La Mancha
2004-2011
Succeeded by
María Dolores de Cospedal
Party political offices
Preceded by
Juan Pedro Hernández Moltó
Secretary-General of the PSOE-Castile-La Mancha
1997-2012
Succeeded by
Emiliano García-Page