State of Mexico Governor
Eruviel Ávila (biography, PDF) was sworn in as governor of the State of Mexico on September 15th, 2011, which is the most populous state of Mexico, with a population of 16.2 million.
He leads the Foreign Affairs Comission and the Health Comission of the National Governors’ Conference1 of Mexico (CONAGO), whose members are the governors of the 32 states in the United States of Mexico.
Governor Ávila has a Law bachelor’s degree and earned a Master’s and a Juris doctor degree from the National Autonomous Mexico’s University (UNAM), both with honorable honors.
Governor Ávila has a long background in public service. He was elected to the State of Mexico House of Representatives in two occasions, and during one of these terms, he was appointed as Coordinator of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) and President of the Politics’ Coordination Meeting, which is the local Congress area that gathers the parliamentary leaders of the state.
Eruviel Ávila has been elected twice as Mayor of Ecatepec de Morelos, which is the most populous city in Mexico, with about 3 million people; he was also President of the National Federation of the Mexican Cities (FENAMM), which gathers 1,510 cities of Mexico.
As well, he has served as Secretary of the city council of Ecatepec de Morelos; Subsecretary of the Government of the State of Mexico and as President of the Directive Committee of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) in the State of Mexico.
Governor Ávila is also member of the Mexican Council of International Affairs (COMEXI), the most important think tank in Mexico, which gathers experts, political, academic, media, and business figures with great influence on international relations.