Maria Teresa Saenz Surita (born August 14, 1956) is a Brazilian politician who is the mayor of Boa Vista, Roraima and a former Federal Deputy from 1990 to 1992 and from 2011 to 2012. Surita is dedicated to issues of social policy and human rights of children and adolescents.


Teresa Surita
Deputada Federal Teresa Surita 01-fev-2011.JPG
Mayor of Boa Vista, Roraima
Assumed office
1 January 2013
Federal Deputy for the state of Roraima
In office
1991–1992
In office
2011–2012
Mayor of Boa Vista, Roraima
In office
1993–1996
Mayor of Boa Vista, Roraima
In office
2001–2004
Mayor of Boa Vista, Roraima
In office
2005–2006
National Secretary of Urban Policies of the Ministry of Cities
In office
2009–2010
PresidentLuis Inácio Lula da Silva
Personal details
Born (1956-08-14) August 14, 1956 (age 63)
São Manuel, São Paulo, Brazil
NationalityBrazilian
Political partyBrazilian Democratic Movement Party

Surita holds a bachelor's degree in tourism.

She also served as National Secretary of Urban Policies of the Ministry of Cities from 2009 to 2010, in the cabinet of President Luis Inácio Lula da Silva.

Federal DeputyEdit

Member of the 54ª Legislature of the Chamber of Deputies, Teresa Surita is presently:

  • Vice Leader of the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party - PMDB
  • First Vice-President of the Special Committee of the National Education Plan [1]
  • Vice-President of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights of the Child and Adolescent
  • Member of the Commission of Social and Family
  • Member of the Board of Advanced Studies and Technology Assessment [2]
  • Rapporteur of the Special Commission for examination of the Bill 7.672/2010 [3] for a child education without use of corporal punishment. Substitute report substitute passed in the House of Representatives, known as "Anti-Spanking Law"
  • Holder of the Special Committee to examine the Bill 7.420/2006 (The Educational Accountability Act)[4]
  • Holder of the Special Committee to examine the PL 8.035/2010 - National Education Plan 2011/2015 [5]
  • Holder of the Special Committee to examine the PL 1.610/1996 - Exploration of Mineral Resources on Indigenous Lands [6]
  • Alternate member of the Commission on Human Rights and Minorities
  • Alternate member of the Urban Development Commission
  • Councillor of Board of Directors of the Congressional Joint Municipal and Support for Mayors and Vice Mayors of Brazil
  • Member of Young Brazilian Parliament
  • Member of the Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry into Human Trafficking in Brazil
  • Member of the Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry into the Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents
  • 2nd Vice-President of the Special Committee for consideration of the PEC111/2011 on the workers of the former Territories

ArticlesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bill 8.035/2010 (in Portuguese)
  2. ^ Caeat Home Page (in Portuguese)
  3. ^ Bill 7.672/2010(in Portuguese)
  4. ^ Bill 7.420/2006(in Portuguese)
  5. ^ Bill 8.035/2010 (in Portuguese)
  6. ^ Bill 1.610/1996(in Portuguese)

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Preceded by
Barac da Silva Bento
Mayor of Boa Vista
1993 – 1996
Succeeded by
Ottomar de Sousa Pinto
Preceded by
Ottomar de Sousa Pinto
Mayor of Boa Vista
2001–2004
Succeeded by
Maria Teresa Saenz Surita Jucá
Preceded by
Maria Teresa Saenz Surita Jucá
Mayor of Boa Vista
2005–2006
Succeeded by
Iradilson Sampaio de Souza