Miguel Alonso Reyes

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Miguel Alonso Reyes
Coat of arms of Zacatecas.svg
Governor of Zacatecas
In office
September 12, 2010 – September 11, 2016
Preceded by Amalia García
Succeeded by Alejandro Tello Cristerna
Personal details
Born Miguel Alejandro Alonso Reyes
(1971-09-20) September 20, 1971 (age 45)
Zacatecas, Zacatecas
Nationality Flag of Mexico.svg Mexican
Political party Institutional Revolutionary Party PRI Party (Mexico).svg
Alma mater Universidad Panamericana Sede México
Occupation Politician
Profession Lawyer

Miguel Alejandro Alonso Reyes (born September 20, 1971) is a Mexican politician member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), and current governor of Zacatecas.

Early career[edit]

Miguel Alonso Reyes coursed his basic education in the city of Zacatecas and graduated as a lawyer from the Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City. He began his public activities in 1993 serving as deputy secretary to Mexico's ambassador in the United Kingdom, José Juan de Olloqui Labastida. In 1995 he was member of the coordination of advisers to Social Development Secretary Carlos Rojas Gutierrez, and subsequently held advisory positions in the Senate. In 1998, along with Ricardo Monreal he renounced his militancy in the PRI and joined the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD), serving as private secretary to Monreal, the PRD candidate for governor of Zacatecas and later as his private secretary. He held this position from 1998 until 2001, when he resigned to contend for mayor of Zacatecas, winning the elections and holding office for the 2001-2004 period

Return to PRI and Governor of Zacatecas[edit]

In 2004, under Governor Amalia García, he was appointed head of the Zacatecas State Tourism Council and from 2005 on, Secretary of Tourism of the state. He resigned in 2007 to become a candidate and elected member of the State Congress of Zacatecas for the 1st Local Electoral District of Zacatecas for the 2007-2010 period. On February 22, 2009 he renounced PRD militancy and declared himself an independent politician. On June 18 of that same year he returned as member of the PRI and was nominated as candidate for state governor under this party.

He was elected governor in the July 5, 2010 elections and took office on September 12 of the same year.[1]


  1. ^ "September 2010". Rulers.org. Retrieved 2012-02-11. 
Preceded by
Amalia García
Governor of Zacatecas
Preceded by
Pedro Goytia Robles
Mayor of Zacatecas, Zacatecas
Succeeded by
Gerardo de Jesus Félix Dominguez