John Saldivar (politician)

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John Saldivar
Member of the Belize House of Representatives for Belmopan
Assumed office
7 February 2008
Preceded by(constituency created)
Member of the Belize House of Representatives for Cayo South
In office
29 October 2003 – 7 February 2008
Preceded byAgripino Cawich
Succeeded byRamon Witz
Personal details
NationalityBelizean
Political partyUnited Democratic Party
ResidenceBelmopan, Belize

John Birchman Saldivar is a Belizean politician. A member of the United Democratic Party, Saldivar has represented the Belmopan constituency in the Belize House of Representatives since its creation in 2008, he was previously Area Representative for Cayo South.

Electoral history[edit]

A resident of Belmopan, Saldivar was the UDP standard bearer for Cayo South in the 1998 and 2003 elections, but was defeated both times by Agripino Cawich of the People's United Party,[1][2] he was elected to the seat in the by-election triggered by Cawich's death in August 2003, defeating Cawich's son Joaquin.[3]

In 2008 the city of Belmopan was redistricted out of Cayo South and given its own constituency. Saldivar contested that seat instead, defeating the PUP's Rolando Zetina,[4] he was re-elected in 2012, defeating former PUP Area Rep. Amin Hegar.[5]

Saldivar served as the Minister of Public Service and Government Improvement from 2008 to 2012 in Belize.[6] Currently he is the Minister of National Security.

Saldivar is expected to stand as a candidate for UDP party leader in 2019 to replace the longtime incumbent, Prime Minister Dean Barrow, who is retiring.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ General Elections 1998, Belize Elections and Boundaries Commission. (accessed 26 November 2014)
  2. ^ 2003 General Elections final results, Belize Elections and Boundaries Commission. (accessed 26 November 2014)
  3. ^ Result of By-election 2003, Belize Elections and Boundaries Commission. (accessed 26 November 2014)
  4. ^ 2008 General Elections Final Results , Belize Elections and Boundaries Commission. (accessed 19 November 2014)
  5. ^ GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS 2012, Belize Elections and Boundaries Commission. (accessed 19 November 2014)
  6. ^ "New Belize PM names 16-member Cabinet". CANA News. 12 February 2008. Archived from the original on 27 February 2009. Retrieved 25 January 2010.
  7. ^ "PM Barrow gives timeline for departure", Breaking Belize News, 16 May 2018. (accessed 8 October 2018)