Sergio Uñac

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Sergio Uñac
Sergio Uñac en Casa Rosada.jpg
Governor of San Juan Province
Assumed office
December 10, 2015
Preceded by José Luis Gioja
Vicegovernor of San Juan Province
In office
December 10, 2011 – December 10, 2015
Mayor of Pocito
In office
December 10, 2003 – December 10, 2011
Personal details
Born (1970-02-15) February 15, 1970 (age 49)
Pocito
Nationality Argentine
Political party Justicialist Party
Spouse(s) Silvana Rodríguez
Children 3
Father Joaquín Uñac
Alma mater National University of Córdoba
Profession Lawyer

Sergio Uñac is an Argentine politician, who serves as governor of the San Juan Province.

Biography[edit]

Sergio Uñac was born at Pocito on February 15, 1970. He is the son of the former mayor of Pocito Joaquín Uñac. He attended elementary school at the Antonino Aberastain school, and ended high school education in 1987. He studied laws at the National University of Córdoba and graduated as a lawyer in 1994. He was a member of the Juventud Universitaria Peronista during that time.[1]

He was elected mayor of Pocito in 2003, and was reelected in 2007. He became vicegobernor in 2011, under José Luis Gioja. Gioja was victim of a plane crash and hospitalized, so Uñac became the new interim governor on October 11, 2013. He led the state funeral for deputy Margarita Ferrá de Bartol, who died in the plane crash, and asked the population to stay calm and continue working as usual, despite of the unprecedented event in the province. During his tenure he faced union requests from the vintners and medics. He negotiated with Barrick Gold in November, to prevent the corporation from leaving its operations in San Juan. In December, he dealt with police revolts, solved by increasing the police's wages. Gioja was rehabilitated on February 8, 2014, after 121 days of Uñac in government.[2]

Unable to run for a new term, Gioja proposed Uñac as the new governor, in light of the good results of his brief tenure as interim governor. He was elected governor in the 2015 elections.[1] His victory was well received by the mining and wine production sectors of the province.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "¿Quién es Sergio Uñac, el nuevo gobernador de San Juan?" [Who is Sergio Uñac, the new governor of San Juan?] (in Spanish). La Provincia. December 10, 2015. Retrieved March 3, 2017.
  2. ^ "Sergio Uñac y los 121 días que fue gobernador por primera vez" [Sergio Uñac and the 121 days when he was governor for the first time] (in Spanish). La Provincia. December 10, 2015. Retrieved March 3, 2017.
  3. ^ "Uñac en San Juan y Macri en la Nación despertaron las expectativas de los diferentes sectores productivos" [Uñac in San Juan and Macri in the nation awakened the expectations of the different productive sectors] (in Spanish). La Provincia. December 10, 2015. Retrieved March 3, 2017.

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