Teresita Quintela

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Teresita Quintela
Argentine Senator
from La Rioja Province
In office
10 December 2005 – 9 December 2001
Personal details
Born (1950-01-26) January 26, 1950 (age 67)
La Rioja
Nationality Argentine
Political party Justicialist Party
Profession Social worker

Teresa Nicolasa Quintela (born 26 January 1950 in La Rioja) is an Argentine Justicialist Party politician. She sit in the Argentine Senate representing La Rioja Province in the majority block of the Front for Victory.

Quintela qualified as a social worker in 1975 from the National University of Córdoba and gained a social services license from the same university in 1983. She further studied management and social policy at the University of Mendoza in 1987. She held various social work and administrative roles in La Rioja.

In 1995 Quintela was elected as a La Rioja city councillor, but soon joined the provincial government as Secretary of State for social development until 1998. In 2001 she was elected to the provincial legislature and in 2005 was elected a Senator. She is President of the Municipal Affairs Committee.

Quintela's brother Ricardo Quintela is Mayor of La Rioja.

In November 2009 Argentinian Legislators passed a law which would change the minimum age to be brought to trial from 18 to 14. She was the only one who voted against this law.


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