Mecias de Jesus

Mecias de Jesus
Senador Mecias de Jesus.jpg
de Jesus in 2019
Senator for Roraima
Assumed office

1 February 2019
State Deputy for Roraima
In office

1 February 1995 – 31 January 2019
Personal details
Born (1962-02-08) 8 February 1962 (age 58)

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.[1]

Personal life [ edit ]

de Jesus was born in Graça Aranha.[1] Prior to becoming a politician, Marcos Rogério worked as a financial adviser.[1] In his youth he also worked as a shoeshine, farmer, waiter and gardener.[2] His son Johnathan de Jesus is also a politician, being elected to the federal chamber of deputies in 2010.[1] 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.[3]

Political career [ edit ]

In 2017 de Jesus proposed a bill that would exempt churches from paying water, electricity, and telephone taxes in Roraima.[4] 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.[2]

In the 2018 Brazilian general election de Jesus was elected to the federal senate with 85,366 votes.[2] He was one of six new Evangelical members elected to the federal senate in that election.[5]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ a b c d "MECIAS DE JESUS – Biografia". Assembla Legislatva do Roraima (in Portuguese). Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Mecias de Jesus". PRB (in Portuguese). Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "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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