Felipe González González
Felipe González González (born January 28, 1947 in Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes) is a Mexican politician and entrepreneur. A member of the National Action Party, he was Governor of Aguascalientes, from 1998 to 2004 and has been a Senator of the Republic of Mexico since 2006.
1 Early years 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 References
Early years González's father died when Felipe was 21, after which time, he engaged in the family business with his brothers. Career
González has served most of his professional life as an entrepreneur in various branches. In 1991, he was President of the Business Center of Aguascalientes (CEA). He has also served as President of the Employers Confederation of Mexico (Coparmex) in Aguascalientes, as well as BBVA Bancomer Bank Board Advisor plus seven other banks. He served as President of the Sister City Committee, and was the founder and President of the Social Union of Businessmen in Mexico "USEM" in Aguascalientes. As President of the Association of Grocery Store Owners, González maintained a close relationship with the grocers of Aguascalientes. Among his many awards was the Business Award of Merit in 1993, awarded by the Confederation of Chambers of Commerce nationwide.
González served as Chairman of the Board of the Autonomous University of Aguascalientes, and of Colegio Nacional de Educación Profesional Técnica; he supported and promoted the creation of the Pan American University Campus Bonaterra.
His first foray into politics was his nomination as candidate for
Governor in Aguascalientes in 1998. After an intense campaign and an
unprecedented mobilization of many population sectors in
Aguascalientes, he secured a surprise victory over PRI candidate
Héctor Hugo Olivares Ventura with 53% of the vote (compared to
Ventura's 36%), During his term as
Governor of Aguascalientes
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