Mexican politician who is best recognized for being the Governor of the northern state of Nuevo León. He is known for being the first independent candidate to have won a governorship in Mexico and is also known for being a member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party.
He majored in Agricultural Engineering from the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon where he graduated in 1982. Upon graduating, he joined the Institutional Revolutionary Party and worked for Governor Martinez Dominguez. As a member, he served as a federal deputy in 1992 and a local MP in 1997. He was first elected governor of Nuevo Leon in October of 2015.
He is recognized for having vowed to not spend a single peso on press or media coverage during his presidential campaign.
He was born and raised in Ejido Pablillo, Galeana, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. He married Adalina Davalos Martinez in 2006. He has six children.
During the 2018 Presidential Campaign, he ran against Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador but recognized his victory hours after the polls closed.