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Aristóteles Sandoval

Jorge Aristóteles Sandoval Díaz (born in Guadalajara Jalisco on January 22, 1974) is a Mexican politician belonging to the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). He served as Governor of Jalisco from 2013 to 2018.

Jorge Aristóteles Sandoval Díaz
Sandoval in 2015
Governor of Jalisco
In office
1 March 2013 – 5 December 2018
Preceded byEmilio González Márquez
Succeeded byEnrique Alfaro Ramírez
Personal details
Born (1974-01-22) January 22, 1974 (age 44)
Guadalajara, Jalisco
Political partyInstitutional Revolutionary Party (PRI)
Spouse(s)Lorena Arriaga


Education and personal lifeEdit

Aristóteles Sandoval is the son of Leonel Sandoval and Sagrario Díaz. His father is currently a magistrate for the Supreme Court of Justice of Jalisco.[1]

He completed his bachelor's degree at the University of Guadalajara.[2] He also has a degree in law from the University of Guadalajara and a master's degree in politics and public development from the Western Institute of Technology and Higher Education.

He was the head of the University of Guadalajara student organization, the Federation of University Students (FEU) and directed the PRI youth organization, the Revolutionary Youth Front (FJR) of Guadalajara.[3]

Political activityEdit

Between 2001 and 2003, he was an alderman for the City of Guadalajara and a member of the Edilicias Commissions of Justice (as president), Sports and Youth Care (president), Finance and Budget, and Urban Development. As an alderman, he proposed the creation of the Municipal Institute of Youth Care.

In 2003, he was elected as a state delegate for District XI of Guadalajara, presiding over the Commission of Finance and Budget for the LVII Congress of Jalisco. He held this position until 2006. After that, he was the PRI's 2006 mayoral candidate for Guadalajara, but declined in favor of Leobardo Alcalá Padilla.

Municipal President of GuadalajaraEdit

In the 2009 Jalisco state elections, he won the municipal presidency of Guadalajara for the term lasting from 2010 to 2012. He competed against Jorge Salinas Osornio of the National Action Party (PAN). The city has now been governed by the PRI for three consecutive terms. At age 35, he became the youngest municipal president to have governed the city of Guadalajara.

Governor of JaliscoEdit

Gubernatorial electionEdit

On January 11, 2012, Aristóteles Sandoval requested to leave the municipal presidency in order to register himself as a gubernatorial candidate for the state of Jalisco. He ran on behalf of a coalition formed by the PRI and the Mexican Green Party, called Compromiso por Jalisco. The city council appointed Jesús Ayón López as interim municipal president in his place. In this way, he competed in the 2012 Jalisco state elections against candidates Enrique Alfaro Ramírez of the Partido Movimiento Ciudadano, Fernando Garza Martínez of the Party of the Democratic Revolution, Fernando Guzmán Pérez Peláez of the National Action Party and María de los Ángeles Martínez Valdivia of the New Alliance Party. The campaign began on March 30, 2012.

The election was conducted on July 1, 2012. The results provided by the Programa de Resultados Preliminares (PREP) declared Sandoval the winner with 98% of the votes counted and a margin of 4 percentage points over the closest contender, Enrique Alfaro Ramírez. Regardless, the election results were challenged by the Movimiento Ciudadano party, but the challenge was dismissed by the Jalisco Electoral Tribunal, ratifying the election of Sandoval as governor. As a consequence, on July 8, 2012, Sandoval received certification on behalf of the Instituto Electoral and from Participación Ciudadana, declaring him as governor elect.

Gubernatorial termEdit

On March 1, 2013, Sandoval was sworn into office, officially assuming the governorship of Jalisco.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Integración del Supremo Tribunal de Justicia del Estado de Jalisco". Retrieved 31 December 2013.
  2. ^ Gutiérrez Franco, Laura. "Conociendo a Jorge Aristóteles Sandoval". Axópolis. Retrieved 31 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Perfil de Aristóteles Sandoval". El Informador. Retrieved 31 December 2013.
  4. ^ Ramírez, Zaira. "Toma protesta Aristóteles como gobernador de Jalisco". El Informador. Retrieved 31 December 2013.
Preceded by
Emilio González Márquez
Governor of Jalisco
Succeeded by
Enrique Alfaro Ramírez