Karla Ruiz, formerly Tijuana’s Secretary of Education, was sworn in as Mayor of Tijuana in place of Arturo Gonzalez who has taken a leave of office to focus on his campaign for Governor. Ruiz is the first female mayor in the city’s history. She joins three other female mayors leading Baja municipalities: Mayor of Tecate Zulema Adams, Mayor of Rosarito Araceli Brown, and Mayor of Mexicali Marina del Pilar Avila, making four of the five Baja municipalities under female leadership.
The Chamber looks forward to working with Mayor Ruiz and supporting her administration as we continue our work to facilitate and strengthen cross-border commerce and reactivate our binational economy.
Upcoming elections for governor and local offices across Baja, will take place in June 2021.