|Senator from Espírito Santo|
February 1, 2011
|Deputy from Espírito Santo|
February 1, 1999 – December 31, 2003
August 17, 1963 |
Cachoeiro do Itapemirim, Brazil
|Political party||Social Democracy Party|
Ricardo Ferraço (born August 17, 1963) is a Brazilian politician and businessman. He has represented the state of Espírito Santo in the Federal Senate since 2011. Previously, he was a Deputy for Espírito Santo from 1999-2003. He is a member of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party.
In 1997, he took over as Chief of Staff Secretary of the State Government of the Espírito Santo.
In 1998 he was elected to the Chamber of Deputies, and received the most votes in the state Espírito Santo, with about 75,000. He fulfilled his mandate in the federal chamber from 1999-2002.
He ran for election to the Federal Senate in 2002, but received fourth place, and Gerson Camata and Magno Malta won Espírito Santo's two state seats.
Before being elected Lieutenant Governor of Espírito Santo, he occupied the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Supply, Aquaculture and Fisheries (SEAG) during the first term of state Governor Paulo Hartung (2003-2006).
As deputy governor he took office in 2007, and became responsible also for the Department of Transport and Public Works (Setop) as well as the coordinator of the Project Management area of the State Government.
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