Cid Ferreira Gomes (April 27, 1963) is a Brazilian politician who serves as a Senator for the state of Ceará since 2019.[1] He is a member of the Democratic Labour Party (PDT).

Cid Gomes
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Senator for Ceará
Assumed office
February 1, 2019
59th Governor of Ceará
In office
January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2014
Vice GovernorDomingos de Aguiar Filho
Preceded byLúcio Alcântara [pt]
Succeeded byCamilo Santana
Minister of Education of Brazil
In office
January 1, 2015 – March 18, 2015
PresidentDilma Rousseff
Preceded byJosé Henrique Paim
Succeeded byRenato Janine Ribeiro
Mayor of Sobral
In office
January 1, 1997 – December 31, 2004
Preceded byAldenor Façanha Júnior
Succeeded byLeônidas Cristino
Personal details
Born (1963-04-27) April 27, 1963 (age 56)
Sobral, Ceará, Brazil
Political partyDemocratic Labour Party
Spouse(s)Maria Célia Habib Gomes
Alma materUniversidade Federal do Ceará

Gomes is the former Governor of Ceará.[2] During his governorship, his deputy governor was Francisco José Pinheiro. On January 1, 2015 he was named Minister of Education of Brazil in the cabinet of Dilma Rousseff, and served until March 18 of that same year. On February 19, 2020, Cid was shot after driving a bulldozer into a group of military police officers during a demonstration in Sobral, Ceará. [3]


  1. ^ "Cid Gomes". Federal Senate. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  2. ^ "Biografia" (in Portuguese). Governo do Estado do Ceará. Archived from the original on September 3, 2011. Retrieved August 24, 2011.
  3. ^ (in Portuguese)