Egidio Torre Cantú

Egidio Torre Cantú (born June 19, 1957 in Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas) is a Mexican politician affiliated with the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) who served as governor of Tamaulipas for the term 2011 through 2016.[1]

Egidio Torre Cantú
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Governor Egidio Torre Cantú (right) meets with U.S. Amb. Earl Anthony Wayne
Governor of Tamaulipas
In office
January 1, 2011 – October 1, 2016
Preceded byEugenio Hernández Flores
Succeeded byFrancisco García Cabeza de Vaca
Personal details
Born (1957-06-19) June 19, 1957 (age 65)
Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Political partyInstitutional Revolutionary Party
SpouseMaría del Pilar González García
Alma materMonterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education
University of Texas at Austin
ProfessionCivil engineer

Personal lifeEdit

Egidio Torre Cantú was born on June 19, 1957, in Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, the eldest child of Egidio Torre López, a medical surgeon and distinguished public servant and PRI activist, and Ana María Cantú Leal. His younger siblings include María Eugenia, María del Consuelo, Rodolfo and Ana.

Civil engineer by profession, Egidio holds a bachelor's degree from Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education and completed postgraduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Currently, he is the owner of a construction company by the name of Tohesa, based in Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas.[2]

He is married to María del Pilar González García, with whom he had four children; María Angélica, Egidio Fernando, Emiliano and María Fernanda.

Political careerEdit

From 1984 to 1987, Egidio served as Public Works Director for Ciudad Victoria and from 1987 to 1992, he served as Director of Construction for the state government of Tamaulipas. Subsequently, Egidio served in Ciudad Victoria's Board of Aldermen from 1999 to 2000 and was also temporary mayor of Ciudad Victoria from 2000 to 2001. Before being confirmed as candidate for governor, Egidio was an active political advisor of the PRI's State Committee.[3]

Candidacy for governor of TamaulipasEdit

On June 30, 2010, he was confirmed as candidate of Todos Tamaulipas, an electoral alliance comprising the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), the Ecologist Green Party of Mexico (PVEM), and the New Alliance Party (PANAL), in substitution of his late brother, Rodolfo Torre Cantú, assassinated on June 28, 2010.[4]

Governor of TamaulipasEdit

On July 5, 2010, Mexican media confirmed that Egidio became virtual governor of Tamaulipas after receiving 62.9% of the votes. His closest opponent, José Julián Sacramento of the National Action Party, received 29.5% of the votes.[5]


  1. ^ ""Asume Torre Cantu el Cargo de Gobernador Constitucional "". Archived from the original on 2014-11-14. Retrieved 2014-11-14.
  2. ^ "Egidio Torre acumula obras en Tamaulipas"
  3. ^ "PERFIL: Quién es Egidio Torre Cantú"
  4. ^ "Brother of slain Mexican gubernatorial candidate will take his place
  5. ^ "Egidio Torre Cantú arrasa en Tamaulipas por 2 a 1"
Political offices
Preceded by Governor of Tamaulipas
2011 – 2016
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Enrique Cárdenas del Avellano
Mayor of Ciudad Victoria
2000 – 2001
Succeeded by