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José da Cruz Marinho (born 18 September 1959) more commonly known as Zequinha Marinho is a Brazilian politician, as well as a pedagogist, accounting technician, and pastor. Although born in Tocantins, he has spent his political career representing Pará, having served as federal deputy from 2003 to 2015 and federal senator since 2019.[1]

Zequinha Marinho
Deputado Zequinha Marinho.jpg
Marinho in 2011
Senator for Pará
Assumed office
1 February 2019
Vice-Governor of Pará
In office
1 January 2015 – 31 December 2018
GovernorSimão Jatene
Preceded byHelenilson Pontes
Succeeded byLúcio Vale
Federal deputy from Pará
In office
1 January 2003 – 1 January 2015
State deputy from Pará
In office
1 January 1997 – 1 January 2003
Personal details
Born
José da Cruz Marinho

(1959-09-18) September 18, 1959 (age 60)
Araguacema, Tocantins, Brazil
Political partyPSC (2009–)
MDB (2005–2009)
PSC (2002–2005)
Spouse(s)Júlia Marinho
ProfessionPedagogist, Accounting technician, Pastor

Personal lifeEdit

Marinho graduated from Universidade do Estado do Pará and has worked is a pedagogist and an accounting technician prior to entering politics.[1] He is married to Júlia Marinho, who herself is a politician.[2] Marinho is a pastor of the Assembleias de Deus church.[3]

Political careerEdit

Marinho voted in favor of the impeachment against then-president Dilma Rousseff.[4] Marinho voted in favor of the Brazil labor reform (2017), and would later back Rousseff's successor Michel Temer against a similar impeachment motion.[5]

In the 2018 election Marinho was one of 6 new evangelical politicians elected to the federal senate.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "ZEQUINHA MARINHO – Biografia". Câmara dos Deputados do Brasil (in Portuguese). Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Experiência a serviço do povo: conheça o senador Zequinha Marinho (PSC/PA)" (in Portuguese). PSC. 3 January 2019. Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  3. ^ a b "De Araguacema -TO, Pastor Zequinha Marinho é eleito Senador no Pará" [From Araguacema -TO, Pastor Zequinha Marinho is elected Senator in Pará] (in Portuguese). JM Notícia. 8 October 2018. Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Reforma trabalhista: como votaram os deputados" (in Portuguese). Carta Capital. 27 April 2017. Archived from the original on 21 February 2019. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Como votou cada deputado sobre a denúncia contra Temer" (in Portuguese). Carta Capital. 4 August 2017. Archived from the original on 21 February 2019. Retrieved 18 September 2017.