José Reyes Baeza Terrazas
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José Reyes Baeza
|Governor of Chihuahua|
October 4, 2004 – October 3, 2010
|Preceded by||Patricio Martínez García|
|Succeeded by||César Horacio Duarte Jáquez|
|Born||September 20, 1961|
Ciudad Delicias, Chihuahua
|Political party||Institutional Revolutionary Party|
José Reyes Baeza Terrazas (born September 20, 1961) is a Mexican politician and lawyer. In 2004, he was elected Governor of Chihuahua as a member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party for the term ending in 2010. Prior to that, he was Chair of Law at the University of Chihuahua in Chihuahua. He then served as mayor (Municipal President) of the city of Chihuahua from 1998 to 2001 and as a congressman in the federal Chamber of Deputies (Congress).
Personal life and education
José Reyes Baeza Terrazas was born in the city of Delicias, Chihuahua, on September 20, 1961, and became a lawyer by studing law at the Autonomous University of Chihuahua, graduating with a special mention.
His wife is Claudia Garza.
Reyes Baeza Terrazas was elected mayor of Chihuahua City in 1988. He served as general director of State Civil Pensions, with the task of providing security and social services to state government workers under Governor Patricio Martínez García from 2001 to 2003.
In 2003 he was elected to the LVIII Legislature of the Mexican Congress, but stepped down in 2004 to run for governor, being elected in July of that year. He became Governor of Chihuahua on October 4, 2004.
After his term as governor, on December 6, 2012 President Enrique Peña Nieto appointed him as the head of FOVISSSTE, the social service fund responsible for proving housing support for federal employees. On September 15, 2020, the Financial Intelligence Unit (UIF) freezes the accounts of Baeza Terrazas for embezzlement of MXN $129 million (US $6.14 million) related to the ''Estafa Maestra'' ("Master Scam") while Reyes Baeza was the director of FOVISSSTE.
Patricio Martínez García
| Governor of Chihuahua
2004 - 2010
César Duarte Jáquez 2010 - 2016
Gustavo Ramos Becerra
| Municipal President of Chihuahua
1998 - 2001
Jorge Barousse Moreno
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