Meet the candidates for the governorship of Durango

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In Durango, the campaigns for the governorship begin on April 3 and end on June 1, 2022, to participate in the electoral day of June 5, where 39 municipal presidencies, 39 Syndicates, and 327 Councilors will also be elected.

Find out below the profile of the candidates for the governorship of Durango.

Photo: @evillegasv on Facebook

Esteban Alejandro Villegas Villarreal, candidate for the “Va por Durango” coalition.

The candidate of the coalition made up of the Institutional Revolutionary (PRI), National Action (PAN) and Democratic Revolution (PRD) parties is 45 years old, and is a Surgeon from the Juárez University of the State of Durango.

He served as head of Internal Medicine of the Institute of Security and Social Services of State Workers (ISSSTE), local deputy in the LXIV Legislature and in 2012 he was Secretary of Health and General Director of State Health Services.

In the local elections of 2013, he was elected municipal president of Durango.

In December 2015, he ran for state governor for the PRI.

He has also served as president of the National Conference of Municipal Public Security, president of the North Zone and of the Network of Municipalities of the National Federation of Municipalities of Mexico, state coordinator of the National Conference of Municipalities and state president of the Network of Healthy Municipalities of Durango.

Photo: @MarinaVitelaDgo on Facebook

Alma Marina Vitela Rodríguez, for the coalition “Together We Will Make History”

The candidate for the coalition made up of the National Regeneration Movement (Morena) and the Labor (PT), Progressive Social Networks (RSP) and Green Ecologist of Mexico (PVEM) parties, is 56 years old, and studied nursing at the Instituto Middle and Higher Education.

She practiced his profession at the Red Cross of Torreón, Coahuila, at the Mexican Social Security Institute ( IMSS ) and the ISSSTE.

She was a union delegate for the ISSSTE Nursery and in the hospital clinic of the XV section in Gómez Palacio, Durango. She later took the position of political, national, state and municipal adviser of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).

From 2007 to 2010, she directed the National Organization of PRI Women, while she was already serving as general secretary of the PRI in Durango, a position she held until 2012.

Local deputy in the LXII, LXIV and LXVII Legislatures, as well as federal deputy in the LXII and LXIV Legislatures.

She was councilor of the Gómez Palacio City Council from 2010 to 2012 and in 2019 she won the elections as municipal president of that town.

Photo: @PatyFloresElizondo on Facebook.

Patricia Flores Elizondo , candidate for Citizen Movement.

She was also the technical secretary of the three government bodies: the Board of Directors, the Conference for the Direction and Programming of Legislative Work, and the Political Coordination Board.

In 2006, she served as general coordinator of Administration of the Presidency of the Republic, in the mandate of Felipe Calderón and in 2008, as head of the Office of the Presidency of the Republic, also being the first woman in that positio

Last January, she resigned from this militancy of 18 years in the PAN.

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