Santiago González, Movimiento Ciudadano
“I’ve come to organize a group of citizens to make change.”
He was born in San Luis Potosí; however, he has lived for over 50 years in San Miguel. He is a lawyer and has served as a delegate to the National Migration Institute, delegate of the PROFECO (General Prosecutor for the Consumer), and as Director of Economic Development. He has also been a manager of restaurants and nightclubs. González says that he is participating in this election process because the local authorities have done much harm, and he was forced to compete for a chance to reach out and make a change in the administration.
My campaign will be divided into three phases. In the first, I will visit a great number of sanmiguelenses to promote the vote and get them to know me. In the second, we will deliver proposals to the people. We will arrange those proposals for the third stage. We are interested in promoting the vote, so people vote for whomever they want, but they will vote for greater justice and equity.
We have no budget for my campaign; the National Election Institute did not give money to my party because it did not receive the vote needed in previous elections. Our materials will be with black and white copies. It will be very austere.
Reaction after the June 7 election
I hope to win. I hope that people will stop buying the vote. If we don’t win, we will continue working to give presence to the party in the city. Through a single party, we will organize the people the administration has not handled.
Dirty war and information that can be used against you
People will judge; I will not do harm to any candidate. I don’t have secrets, and everyone knows me. I am human and I make mistakes, but I don’t have anything to hide.
We will create committees in neighborhoods and communities to educate children in values because the security comes from the family. We will work with civic values in the schools.
I admire the foreigners. I am bilingual, and I have known many who have done interesting projects for sanmiguelenses. We will include them through the NGO special office and will treat them with respect.
We will seek technological and scientific advances to improve the educational quality for students. We’ll get the resources necessary to support them to continue studying.
We will organize a council including the colleges of architects and engineers so that people in charge of projects will be sanmiguelenses. I have seen a need for the improvement of the Cachinches stream, the accesses to the city, and improvement of the streets.
Economic development and tourism
We will support the improvement of the economy in rural communities through tourist routes and will work for tourism access to all classes, not just the more affluent.