Francisco Olvera Ruiz

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Olvera and the second or maternal family name is Ruiz.
Francisco Olvera Ruiz
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Governor of Hidalgo
In office
April 1, 2011 – September 5, 2016
Preceded by Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong
Succeeded by Omar Fayad
Municipal President of Pachuca
In office
January 18, 2009 – April 1, 2010
Preceded by Omar Fayad
Succeeded by Roberto Hernández
Personal details
Born (1956-06-15) June 15, 1956 (age 60)
Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico
Political party PRI PRI Party (Mexico).svg
Spouse(s) María Guadalupe Romero Delgado
Alma mater Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo

José Francisco Olvera Ruiz (born June 15, 1956) is a Mexican politician and a member of Institutional Revolutionary Party. He was Municipal president (Mayor) of Pachuca and since April 1, 2011 is serving as Governor of Hidalgo.[1][2]


Francisco Olvera was born on June 15, 1956 in Pachuca de Soto, Hidalgo, He completed his studies in laws in the Universidad Autónoma de Hidalgo (English: Autonomous University of Hidalgo). He has a master's degree in public administration from the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey and the Universidad del Valle de México.

He's married with María Guadalupe Romero Delgado, and has two children, Francisco and Jorge Olvera Romero.

Political career[edit]

He was Secretary of Government with the Governor Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong. He was Deputy of the Congress of Hidalgo from 2002 to 2005 for the I Distrito Electoral Local de Hidalgo (English: First local electoral district of Hidalgo); from 1999 to 2001 he served as legal coordinator; before, in 1995, he served as director of the general file of notaries in Hidalgo. He served for nine years as director of Cadastre in the entity.

Municipal President of Pachuca[edit]

Francisco Olvera took office as municipal president (mayor) of Pachuca on January 18, 2009.[3] As mayor, he was a founding partner of the association of Municipalities of Hidalgo, association that is affiliated with the national federation of Municipalities of Mexico.

On April 10, 2010; the Attorney General of the Republic (Spanish: Procuraduría General de la República) started a preliminary investigation against him, to receive (according to the denunciation) more than 30 million of pesos from narcotrafico, primarily of Los Zetas group; for his campaign for mayor of Pachuca.[4] The next day, Olvera ruled out any connection with organized crime, and after several investigations, charges against him were dismissed.[5]

Governor Campaign[edit]

Francisco Olvera leave as mayor to run for the candidacy of Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) to the government of Hidalgo.[6] On April 7, 2010; he became the candidate of the coalition “Unidos por tí” (English: Together for you), composed by (PRI), PVEM and New Alliance parties.[7][8]

He won in the elections of July 4, 2010. He was appointed elect-governor on July 11.[9]

On July 2010, coalition "Hidalgo nos Une" formally filed a complain to the electoral process, which sought to void the elections.[10][11][12]

After analyzing the evidence presented by the parties, the Court decided to annul the vote in 32 boxes, the final votes of the election were 876,165. Hidalgo nos Une with its candidate Xóchitl Gálvez has 394,049 votes and Unidos por tí with Olvera has 438,094 votes[13][14]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Olvera recibe constancia de mayoría en Hidalgo". El Universal. July 11, 2010. Retrieved July 11, 2010. 
  2. ^ Dinorath Mota y Luis C. Cano (2 October 2009). "Aprueban nueva ley electoral en Hidalgo". El Universal. Retrieved 2009-11-06. 
  3. ^ "Arranca Olvera actividades como presidente municipal de Pachuca". Milenio Diario. January 18, 2009. Retrieved July 11, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Hidalgo: la red "zeta" de funcionarios y exfuncionarios". Proceso. April 11, 2010. Retrieved July 11, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Descarta Francisco Olvera Ruiz vínculos con el crimen organizado". Rumbos Semanario. April 15, 2010. Retrieved July 11, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Alcalde de Pachuca, por el PRI para gobernar Hidalgo". Milenio. April 27, 2010. Retrieved July 11, 2010. 
  7. ^ "PRI acordó la candidatura de Francisco Olvera Ruiz al gobierno de Hidalgo". El Arsenal.Net. April 7, 2010. Retrieved July 11, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Olvera Ruiz, candidato de unidad del PRI por Hidalgo". Periódico El Universal. April 8, 2010. Retrieved July 11, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Validan triunfo de Olvera Ruiz a la gubernatura de Hidalgo". Milenio. July 11, 2010. Retrieved July 11, 2010. 
  10. ^ "'Hidalgo nos Une' impugna elección". El Universal. July 17, 2010. Retrieved August 11, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Coalición 'Hidalgo nos Une' impugna elecciones". July 17, 2010. Retrieved August 11, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Impugnan triunfo del PRI en Hidalgo". July 18, 2010. Retrieved August 11, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Por unanimidad, el Tribunal Electoral de Hidalgo confirmó la validez del triunfo de la coalición 'Unidos por tí'". Noticieros Televisa. August 19, 2010. Retrieved August 22, 2010. 
  14. ^ "Valida Tribunal Electoral elección a gobernador en Hidalgo". Notimex. August 19, 2010. Retrieved August 22, 2010. 

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Preceded by
Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong
Governor of Hidalgo
Succeeded by