Ricardo Villarreal, PAN
“The thing that makes me want to be the next mayor of San Miguel is that I know how to do things. I have a clear diagnosis of what is happening and I know what to do.”
Born and raised in San Miguel, he studied at the Free School of Law and founded the Mexican Association of Law Students. He worked at Rocha Ambrossi and Associates in Mexico City while studying. He was an advisor in the congress (his first legislative experience). In 2012 he was a federal deputy. Villarreal is the brother of Luis Alberto Villarreal, former mayor of San Miguel and also a former senator. He comes from a family of four generations of lawyers and is very passionate about the law and giving each person what is right. He is bilingual.
My intention is to build an alliance to achieve a transformation [of the relationship] between government and citizens. We will have an inclusive government. We all have a goal that our families will be much better than before.
My resources are personal, from the party, the members of the party, and supporters.
Reaction after the June 7 election
In democracy you win or lose. My city councilors will be a transformative force that will work in favor of San Miguel.
Dirty war and information that can be used against you
When I see corruption, it is my job to speak about it. If money is spent irresponsibly, I will speak about it and propose solutions. Many things have been said about me; I’ve been attacked by the local government because I have been critical. I am not afraid, I am relaxed, and I sleep well at night.
My priority is the safety of San Miguel: “San Miguel es más inseguro que nunca.” We will bring back the mounted police, the rural police, and the security modules in the neighborhoods that were missing during the PRI administrations. We will have bilingual police, we will make better use of the Escudo project, and we will invest our largest resource to combat crime.
The foreign community doesn’t vote, but it generates much for San Miguel. This group is an important part of our economy. There will be a bilingual office, and we will have another office to coordinate the NGOs.
We will create a directorship of educational infrastructure to see that the schools are in good condition. We will provide school supplies and shoes.
We will solve basic needs of roads, light, water, and sewage. We will avoid-under-the law constructions. We will invest in services and paving of at least 100 streets and roads per year. We will rescue public spaces in colonies and communities, and we will work on the Cachinches, the Cuevitas center, and the Celaya-Querétaro and Dolores-Querétaro roads. We will close the current slaughter house on Calzada de la Estación and will inaugurate the new one on the road to Dr. Mora.
Economic development and tourism
We need more tourists as consumers in our bars, restaurants, and markets. We have to get a better tourism board and count on new tourism products to extend tourists’ the stay in San Miguel. We will open and reinforce the airfield.