Chico Rodrigues

Chico Rodrigues
Senador Chico Rodrigues.jpg
Rodrigues in 2019
Senator for Roraima
Assumed office

1 February 2019
Governor of Roraima
In office

4 April 2014 – 31 December 2014
Preceded by José de Anchieta Júnior
Succeeded by Suely Campos
Vice Governor of Roraima
In office

1 January 2011 – 4 April 2014
Governor José de Anchieta Júnior
Preceded by José de Anchieta Júnior
Succeeded by Paulo Quartiero
Federal Deputy for Roraima
In office

1 February 1991 – 1 January 2011
Alderman of Boa Vista
In office

1 January 1989 – 1 January 1991
Personal details
Born (1951-04-23) 23 April 1951 (age 69)

Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
Political party DEM (2018–)

PSDB (2015–2018)

PSB (2011–2015)

DEM (2007–2011)

PMDB (1988–1999)
Profession Agronomic Engineer

Francisco de Assis Rodrigues (born 23 April 1951) better known as Chico Rodrigues is a federal senator of Brazil representing the state of Roraima.[1] Although born in Pernambuco, he has spent his political career representing Roraima, and was previously governor from April 2014 to December 2014, vice-governor from 2011 to 2014, and also served in the chamber of deputies from 1991 to 2011.[2]

Personal life [ edit ]

Rodrigues was born to Sebastião Rodrigues Silva and Eugênia Andrade Silva.[2] He is married to Selma Rodrigues. Rodrigues is an alumnus of the Federal Rural University of Pernambuco. Before becoming a politician he worked as an engineer.[2]

Political career [ edit ]

Rodrigues served in the federal chamber of deputies for 20 years, from 1991 to 2011.[2] From 2007 onwards he was the vice leader for the Democrats in the lower house.[2]

Rodrigues was appointed vie-governor of Roraima under José de Anchieta Júnior, and was governor in a care tacker role until he was impeached from office for violating the state's campaign and finance laws. The ruling was considered some what controversial as it was Júnior who had broken these laws while he was governor and Rodrigues was vice-governor, but as Júnior was no longer in office, Rodrigues received the punishment instead.[3]

In September 2015 Rodrigues joined the Brazilian Social Democracy Party.[4] Shortly before the 2018 elections Rodrigues re-aligned himself with the Democrats. In the 2018 Brazilian general election he was elected to the federal senate with 111,318 votes, or 22.75%.[5]

In October 2019, following an all-expenses-paid trip to China, Rodrigues announced his strong support for Huawei to build Brazil's 5G network.[6]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ "Senador Chico Rodrigues — RR" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 3 July 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e "FRANCISCO RODRIGUES – Biografia". Câmara dos Deputados do Brasil (in Portuguese). Retrieved 3 July 2019.
  3. ^ Costa, Emily (2 December 2014). "Novo governador de RR toma posse após cassação de Chico Rodrigues" (in Portuguese). G1 Globo. Retrieved 3 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Chico Rodrigues se filia ao PSDB". Folha Web (in Portuguese). 29 September 2015. Retrieved 3 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Chico Rodrigues e Mecias de Jesus são eleitos ao Senado por Roraima" (in Portuguese). G1 Globo. 8 October 2018. Retrieved 3 July 2019.
  6. ^ Adghirni, Samy; Said, Flavia (October 7, 2019). "All-Expenses-Paid Trip to China Dazzles Brazilian Lawmakers". Bloomberg News. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
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