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Mauricio Vila Dosal
|Governor of Yucatan|
October 1, 2018
|Rolando Zapata Bello|
|Deputy of the Congress of Yucatán |
for the 4th local district
|Renán Barrera Concha|
|José Giovani Canto Gómez|
|Born||March 30, 1980|
|Political party||National Action Party|
|Alma mater||Universidad Marista de Mérida
University of Phoenix, ArizonaGeorge Washington University 
Mauricio Vila Dosal (born March 30, 1980 in México City, México) is a Mexican politician which currently serves as the Governor of Yucatán. He served as Mayor of Mérida between 2015 and 2018 and as a local deputy between 2012 and 2015.
He is a law graduate of the Universidad Marista de Mérida, and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, Arizona, and began a master's degree in Political Management and Strategic Governance from George Washington University in 2013.
As member of the Mexican party Partido Acción Nacional (PAN), he ran for Mayor of Mérida in the 2015 elections, where he defeated his closest competitor, Nerio Torres Arcila (PRI), by 10,335 votes, with a total of 170,449 votes.
He began his entrepreneurial career in 2005 in the restaurant sector working as development agent of an international fast-food franchise in the states of Campeche, Tabasco and Chiapas, and served from 2003 to 2015 as General Manager of the same franchise in Yucatán.
He is married to María Eugenia Ortíz Abraham with whom he has 3 children, Alejandrina, Mauricio and Santiago Vila Ortiz.
As a politician he has served as State Counselor of Partido Acción Nacional (PAN) in Yucatán, candidate for President of the State Steering Committee of the same political party in 2011, and Linking Secretary in 2008 to 2011.
He was local deputy for the fourth local district headquartered in the city of Mérida, with a voting record of 32,044 in favor of his party in the 2012 election, defeating his closest competitor from PRI (Partido Revolucionario Institucional) by 10,840 votes.
He served as president of the Committee on the Environment of the State Congress in the LX legislature where he promoted several initiatives, the most important of which were the criminalization of animal abuse with economic sanctions and jail, the Integrated Solid Waste Management, Development and Use of Bicycle.
In September 2015 he was elected Mayor of Mérida. During his swearing in, he announced that he would be reorganizing the municipal administration, with a focus on cutting edge approach, innovation and modernity, responding to the new challenges of a growing city to strengthen regional, national, and international identity and positioning Mérida as a sustainable municipality, with universal accessibility, urban mobility and quality public services.
In September 2015 he voluntarily reduced his salary by 20%, and ordered that the Chevrolet Suburban assigned to him be reassigned for official police use. He also announced that he will cover his own medical and cellphone expenses.
At the same time, he initiated an internal program of budget savings that would affect neither the efficiency nor quality of the services destined for citizens. These include a 20 per cent reduction in the salaries of the trust employees in all areas of the municipal government.
For the first time in the history of its municipal government, Mérida has a Department of Sustainable Development and a Department of Animal Protection.
In October 2015 he visited the Federal Republic of Germany to learn about government programs in the areas of energetics, mobility, urban sustainable development and investigation.
Mauricio Vila has been a major supporter of the "Law 3 of 3" to foster transparency and combat corruption, signing the initiative into law to promote it to the National Union Congress.
In January 2018, he announced his resignation as Mayor of Mérida in response to his election as precandidate of the National Action Party to run the Governor's office 2018 elections. In February of the same year, he was ratified as his party's candidate. On July 1, 2018, Mauricio Vila was elected as the next Governor of Yucatán.
Mauricio Vila took office as Governor of the State of Yucatan on October 1, 2018.
During his management as mayor, the City of Mérida has received the following acknowledgments and awards: