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Marcela Guerra Castillo : biography

November 7, 1959. -
Marcela Guerra Castillo

Professional career

Public Organisms

From 1983 to 1984 worked at the Ministry of Planning and Budget, Nuevo León Delegation, where she was Human Resources Head and Internal Control and Management Head. Was Advisory Counselor of the Social and Human Development Ministry of Nuevo León's San Pedro Garza García municipality from 1998 to 1999.

Cultural Organisms

In the cultural scope was General Coordinator of Monterrey’s City Theatre from 1984 to 1987, and from 1991 to 1994 Director of Nuevo León’s Museum of History. In 1993 served as General Manager of the project for the construction of the Museum of Mexican History in Monterrey where she worked as Deputy Director until 1996. In 1996 she was named Fundidora Park’s Conservation Projects Director, which she managed until 1998.

Civil Society Organizations

Was Secretary of the Progressive Liberal Political Association in 2000, Founder and Counselor of the Women’s Plural Pact in 1998 and President of the Bienestar y Vida Association (Welfare and Life Association) from 1998 until 2001.


Is the author of such books as "Crisol del temple, la historia de la Fundidora de Hierro y Acero de Monterrey", about the history of Fundidora Park, and "Contigo, Manual y Guía para las familias que viven en la discapacidad", helping families who deal with having a disabled family member.

Print and Electronic Media

From 1982 to 1987 she collaborated with the newspaper El Norte. In 1987 she hosted the show Buenos Días (Good Morning) in Monterrey’s channel 8. In 2002 was political commentator for the news show in Núcleo Radio Monterrey’s Station. Has been collaborator and editorialist in political subjects in Televisa Monterrey and in the Discussion Panel of Milenio Television’s “Según Ellas” show.

Partisan Activity

She affiliated to the Institutional Revolutionary Party in 1977. Served at this party as Secretary General of the Commission on Women’s Affairs in the Colosio Foundation in 1996, later served as State Policy Advisor of the Party in the state of Nuevo León during the year of 1997 as well as Municipal Party Council in Monterrey in 1998. Has been militant and leader of the Citizen Liaison Movement and Vulnerable Groups Attention Secretary in the National Confederation of Popular Organizations. In 2000 she was Secretary of the Liberal Progressive Political Association. In other relevant positions within the Institutional Revolutionary Party of the state of Nuevo León, she served as Deputy Secretary General to the State’s Executive Committee Presidency in Nuevo León in 2001 and as President of the Committee on Citizen’s Causes of the Executive Political Party’s Council in the year 2002. Has also been National Political Counselor of the Institutional Revolutionary Party in 2002 and National Confederation of Popular Organizations’ Secretary in Nuevo León during the 2007 - 2009 period.

Served as Delegate of the Party’s National Executive Committee in Oaxaca during the 2008 elections.

Has been 6 times candidate of her party, twice for Local Deputy (1997 and 2000), twice for Federal Deputy (2003 and 2009) and twice for Mexican Senator (2006 and 2012) In the 2012 Mexican federal elections she participated as Mexican Senate Candidate by the state of Nuevo León joint with Ivonne Álvarez, former mayor of Guadalupe municipality, where in a historical manner PRI nominates two women for the Mexican Senate.

Elected Office

Nuevo León’s LXIX Legislature

Local Deputy in the LXIX Legislature of the Congress of Nuevo León via proportional representation of the VIII Local Electoral District of Nuevo León headed by Monterrey, which she occupied from 2000 to 2003. In this Legislature, served on the Committee on Human Development, as well as serving as President of the First Committee of Finance, President of the Municipal Development Committee, Chair of the Civic Causes and Audit Committee and Secretary of the Third Finance Commission.

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