Ernesto Ruffo Appel

Ernesto Ruffo Appel


name= Ernesto Ruffo Appel
office=Governor of Baja California
term_start =November 1 1989
term_end = October 31 1995
lieutenant =
predecessor = Oscar Baylón Chacón
successor = Hector Terán Terán
birth_date = birth date and age|1952|06|25
birth_place= San Diego, California
spouse= Alma Corella Gilsamaniego
party = National Action Party (PAN)
religion=Roman Catholic

Ernesto Ruffo Appel (June 25 1952, San Diego, California, U.S.) is an American-born Mexican politician famous for being the first state governor not belonging to the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI) since its formation in 1929.

His parents and grandparents are Mexican-born. Ruffo attended elementary school in the coastal town of Ensenada in the state of Baja California. He attended college at the Monterrey campus of the ITESM graduating with a bachelor's degree in business. He became a member of the National Action Party (PAN) in 1982 and was elected municipal president of the municipality of Ensenada (which includes the towns of Ensenada and San Quintín) in 1986. In 1989 he was elected governor of the state of Baja California in major upset. In the year 2000, he supported the candidacy of Vicente Fox, former President of Mexico, he was the Coordinator of Migration Affairs for the Northern Border until 2006 (when president Fox's government ended). He is currently a Senate supply in the LX legislature.

He has been accused of using his previous political positions to promote businesses in which he has personal investments. [ Zeta] , #1690, "Los negocios de Rufo" (sic).] .


External links

* [ Biography at the PAN's official website]
* [ Biographies of the governors of Baja California]

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