Quirino Ordaz Coppel (born October 23, 1962) is a Mexican lawyer and politician affiliated with the Institutional Revolutionary Party. He is currently serving as the Governor of the state of Sinaloa since January 2017. He previously served as a federal deputy for the VIII Federal Electoral District of Sinaloa from August 29, 2015, to March 1, 2016.
Ordaz Coppel was elected Governor of Sinaloa in 2016 and took office on January 1, 2017.
Quirino Ordaz Coppel
|Governor of Sinaloa|
|Assumed office |
January 1, 2017
|Preceded by||Mario López Valdez|
|Member of the Chamber of Deputies|
August 29, 2015 – March 1, 2016
|Born||October 23, 1962|
Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico
|Political party||Institutional Revolutionary Party|
|Spouse(s)||Rosa Isela Fuentes de Ordaz|
|Education||Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México|
Ordaz Coppel was born in Mazatlán, where his father, Quirino Ordaz Luna, was a municipal president between 1984 and 1986. At a young age, Ordaz Coppel and his five siblings lost their mother, Maricarmen Coppel, who was killed in a car accident. He received his undergraduate degree in law from the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México and his master's degree in public administration from the National Public Administration Institute.
His political career began in 1985, when he served as an advisor to Governor of the State of Mexico Alfredo Baranda García from 1985 to 1988. From there, Ordaz Coppel became deputy director of coordination and promotion of the Secretary of Energy, Mines and State-Owned Industries. After three years in that office, he performed several tasks for the PRI: he was the financial advisor to Luis Donaldo Colosio's presidential campaign, and he presided over the Fundación Colosio in Mazatlán.
In 1994, Ordaz Coppel returned to government service by becoming the Director General of Social Protection for the Department of the Federal District; three years later, he became the first director general of the National System for Integral Family Development in the nation's capital, though he did not last a full year in the job. From 1998 to 2000, Ordaz Coppel served as the Director General of Promotional Operations for the Secretariat of Tourism, and after that, he spent a year as the deputy director general of promotion for the Mexican Council of Tourism Promotion.
In 2001, Ordaz Coppel became a delegate for Banobras in Sinaloa, which marked his first political position in his home state and a shift in his political career. From 2003 to 2004, he served as the treasurer of Mazatlán, and from 2005 to 2010 he filled administrative positions in the state government, first as the deputy secretary of administration (2005–09) and then as the Secretary of Administration and Finances.
In 2015, the PRI and Ecologist Green Party of Mexico (PVEM) ran Ordaz Coppel for the Chamber of Deputies from Sinaloa's eighth district, which includes Mazatlán. Ordaz Coppel won a seat traditionally held by the opposition and was designated as a PVEM deputy in the LXIII Legislature. During his time as a deputy, Ordaz Coppel was the secretary of the commissions on Tourism, as well as Drinking Water and Sanitation; he also sat on the Budget and Public Accounts Commission.
On January 25, 2016, the PRI in Sinaloa unanimously selected Ordaz Coppel as its gubernatorial candidate, later to be joined by the PVEM and Nueva Alianza. In order to run for governor, Ordaz Coppel stepped aside from the Chamber of Deputies and was replaced by José de Jesús Galindo Rosas, his alternate, effective January 27.
In the June 5 elections, Ordaz Coppel and the PRI-PVEM-Nueva Alianza coalition obtained 41.73 percent of the vote and 160,000 more votes than the next closest candidate.
Ordaz Coppel is married to Rosa Isela Fuentes de Ordaz and has two sons and a daughter.
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