The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) reported the death of former legislator Enrique Jackson Ramírez, who suffered a heart attack on Wednesday.
Through social networks, the tricolor party lamented the death of the “outstanding PRI, who worked decisively for the progress of Mexico.”
“Our solidarity with his family, friends and with the entire national PRI for such a heartfelt loss. Rest in peace,” the party added.
WHO WAS HENRY JACKSON?
Jackson Ramírez was born on December 24, 1945 in the municipality of Los Mochis, Sinaloa.
In his youth he studied a degree in Political Science and Public Administration from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), which he left truncated.
The politician was an active member of the PRI since 1970, where he held various positions over five decades.
In 1995, the PRI member was appointed president of the Colosio Foundation and also served as secretary of elections for the PRI’s CEN.
From 2000 to 2006, he served as a senator and was president of the Board of Directors, he was also president of the Political Coordination Board and a member of the National Defense Commission.
In 2005, he registered as a PRI presidential candidate; however, he was defeated by Roberto Madrazo.
Jackson Ramírez continued to play various roles in the Revolucionario Institucional and from 2015 to 2018 he held the position of federal deputy through the plurinominal route.
In this last assignment he was part of the Bicameral Commissions of National Security, National Defense and Navy.