Mecias de Jesus
Mecias de Jesus
de Jesus in 2019
|Senator for Roraima|
1 February 2019
|State Deputy for Roraima|
1 February 1995 – 31 January 2019
8 February 1962|
Graça Aranha, Maranhão, Brazil
|Political party||PRB (2006–)|
Antonio Mecias Pereira de Jesus (born 8 February 1962) more commonly known as Mecias de Jesus is a federal senator of Brazil representing the state of Roraima. He previously served in the state legislature from 1995 to 2019.
Personal life [ edit ]
de Jesus was born in Graça Aranha. Prior to becoming a politician, Marcos Rogério worked as a financial adviser. In his youth he also worked as a shoeshine, farmer, waiter and gardener. His son Johnathan de Jesus is also a politician, being elected to the federal chamber of deputies in 2010. Unlike most PRB politicians who belong to the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God, de Jesus and his family belong to the Nova Vida Baptist church.
Political career [ edit ]
In 2017 de Jesus proposed a bill that would exempt churches from paying water, electricity, and telephone taxes in Roraima. The bill caused some controversy as Brazil is officially a secular state and was eventually not passed.
de Jesus is the president of the PRB party in the state of Roraima.
References [ edit ]
- "MECIAS DE JESUS – Biografia". Assembla Legislatva do Roraima (in Portuguese). Retrieved 9 May 2019.
- "Mecias de Jesus". PRB (in Portuguese). Retrieved 9 May 2019.
- Matos, Fábio (15 July 2012). "Voz da Universal no Congresso, PRB quer dobrar número de prefeitos e mira 2014". IG São Paulo (in Portuguese). Último Segundo. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
- "Deputado quer isentar igrejas de pagarem imposto sobre água, luz e telefone em Roraima" [Deputy wants to exempt churches from paying water, electricity and telephone taxes in Roraima] (in Portuguese). O Globo. 21 September 2017. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
- "De Araguacema -TO, Pastor Zequinha Marinho é eleito Senador no Pará" [From Araguacema -TO, Pastor Zequinha Marinho is elected Senator in Pará] (in Portuguese). JM Notícia. 8 October 2018. Retrieved 1 March 2019.
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