Ruben Ignacio Moreira Valdez


Born in Saltillo, Coahuila, on April 18, 1963. Mr. Moreira has a degree in Law from the School of Law of the Autonomous University of Coahuila and a degree in Social Sciences by the Superior Normal School of Coahuila.

Mr. Moreira attended a specialization course in Public Administration at the Universidad Iberoamericana and has a graduate degree in Political and Educational Management of the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences of Mexico. He has been Professor at the Autonomous University of Coahuila, the Autonomous University of the Northeast, the State Institute of Teacher Training, the National College of Professional Studies, and at the Institute of Training in Politics.

In the public service arena, he has held the posts of Secretary of Agreement and Formality of the Fourth Chamber of the High Court of Justice, Secretary of Ayuntamiento de Saltillo, and Technical Secretary of the State Electoral Council; within the Government of the State of Coahuila, he has held the positions of Assistant to the Secretary of Government, Undersecretary of Political Affairs of the Secretariat of Government, as well as Legal Director and Undersecretary of Educational Planning of the Ministry of Public Education.

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In 2009, in the race for Federal Congress for the 04 district, in Saltillo, he obtained more than 73% of the ballot, the highest percentage of votes obtained in a district at the national level. As Congressman, he was coordinator of the faction Coahuila of the PRI in the LXI Legislature; President of the Commission on Human Rights, and member of the commissions of culture, national defense, Concordia and Pacification of Chiapas (Cocopa), as well as member of the special commissions to follow-up aggressions on journalists and media; member of the commissions that analyzed the Tax Expenditure Budget, and of the one responsible for supervising the correct use of Federal, State and Municipal resources in electoral processes. Equally as a Federal Deputy, he was President of a Plural Group of Work that oversaw the judicial process to former public officials of the State of Michoacán.

In his Political Party, he has served as a member of the State and National Political Council, Secretary General Deputy of the State Directive Committee of the PRI, Representative to the State Electoral Council, Secretary of Elections of the Committee of the PRI Saltillo, Member and Advisor of the Mexico Confederation of Workers in Coahuila, as well as the National Confederate of Popular Organization Electoral Action Secretary. In 2007, he was elected President of the State Directive Committee of the PRI. In these posts he promoted democratic principles and developed multiple programs of ideological dialogue, political dispute and social involvement.

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As a columnist he has expressed his proposals to improve the situation in the nation and his vision about topics and meaningful events of Mexico in more than 20 newspapers of nation wide distribution.

In the election for Governor of the State of Coahuila for the period 2011-2017, he represented constituents of a coalition composed of five political parties (PRI, PANAL, Primero Coahuila, PVEM and PSD) he obtained the highest vote in the history of the state with 721,261 votes, representing 61.48% of the total vote. On December the first, 2011 he was inaugurated Constitutional Governor of the State of Coahuila de Zaragoza.