Quirino Ordaz Coppel

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.[1]

Ordaz Coppel was elected Governor of Sinaloa in 2016 and took office on January 1, 2017.

Quirino Ordaz Coppel
Quirino Ordaz Coppel
Governor of Sinaloa
Assumed office
January 1, 2017
Preceded byMario López Valdez
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
August 29, 2015 – March 1, 2016
Personal details
BornOctober 23, 1962 (age 56)
Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico
Political partyInstitutional Revolutionary Party
Spouse(s)Rosa Isela Fuentes de Ordaz
EducationUniversidad Autónoma del Estado de México

Early life and education

Ordaz Coppel was born in Mazatlán, where his father, Quirino Ordaz Luna, was a municipal president between 1984 and 1986.[2][3] At a young age, Ordaz Coppel and his five siblings lost their mother, Maricarmen Coppel, who was killed in a car accident.[4] 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.[1]

Political career

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.[1] 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.[5]

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.[1][5] 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.[1]

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.[1]

Legislative career

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[5] 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.[1]

Gubernatorial election

On January 25, 2016, the PRI in Sinaloa unanimously selected Ordaz Coppel as its gubernatorial candidate,[5] later to be joined by the PVEM and Nueva Alianza.[6] 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,[7] effective January 27.[8]

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.[9]


Ordaz Coppel owns the Océano Palace and Luna Palace hotels in Mazatlán, built in 1975 and 1993, respectively.[4][10]

Personal life

Ordaz Coppel is married to Rosa Isela Fuentes de Ordaz and has two sons and a daughter.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g SIL: Information on Quirino Ordaz Coppel, LXIII Legislature
  2. ^ "Quirino Ordaz se registra como candidato del PRI en Sinaloa". Expansión. 2016-03-19. Retrieved 2016-07-02.
  3. ^ Rivera Bojórquez, Miguel Alonso. "Toledo Corro, el apuntador". La Pared Noticias. Retrieved 2016-07-02.
  4. ^ a b c "¿Quién es Quirino Ordaz?". El Debate. 2016-01-23. Retrieved 2016-07-02.
  5. ^ a b c d Escobar, Amalia (2016-01-23). "Quirino Ordaz Coppel será el candidato del PRI en Sinaloa". El Universal. Retrieved 2016-07-02.
  6. ^ "Quirino Ordaz Coppel, declarado gobernador electo en Sinaloa". Crónica. 2016-06-12. Retrieved 2016-07-01.
  7. ^ Aragón Ayala, Álvaro (2016-01-25). "Entra Jesús Galindo, del PVEM, por Quirino en la Cámara de Diputados". Proyecto3. Retrieved 2016-07-02.
  8. ^ Sarabia, Francisco (2016-01-27). "Solicita licencia provisional el diputado Quirino Ordaz Coppel". Río Doce. Retrieved 2016-07-02.
  9. ^ Mercado, Gabriel (2016-06-13). "Votó por Quirino Ordaz Coppel sólo 20 de cada 100". Noroeste. Retrieved 2016-07-01.
  10. ^ López, Leticia (2015-01-20). "Nace nuevo hotel". El Debate. Retrieved 2016-07-02.
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Sinaloa (Spanish pronunciation: [sinaˈloa] (listen)), officially the Estado Libre y Soberano de Sinaloa (English: Free and Sovereign State of Sinaloa), is one of the 31 states which, with the Federal District, compose the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico. It is divided into 18 municipalities and its capital city is Culiacán Rosales.

It is located in Northwestern Mexico. It is bordered by the states of Sonora to the north, Chihuahua and Durango to the east (separated from them by the Sierra Madre Occidental) and Nayarit to the south. To the west, Sinaloa faces Baja California Sur across the Gulf of California.

The state covers an area of 58,328 square kilometers (22,521 sq mi), and includes the Islands of Palmito Verde, Palmito de la Virgen, Altamura, Santa María, Saliaca, Macapule and San Ignacio.

In addition to the capital city, the state's important cities include Mazatlán and Los Mochis.

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