Mayor Eduardo Paes

Mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Mayor Eduardo Paes was born in the city of Rio de Janeiro on November 14, 1969. A Law School graduate from PUC-Rio, he began his public career at the early age of 23 when, in 1993, he was nominated as deputy mayor of the Jacarépaguá and Barra Subprefecture. In 1996, aged 25, he was elected City Council Member. He was elected Congressman on 1998.
In 2000, he was nominated as Municipal Environment Secretary. In 2002, Paes returned to the Chamber of Deputies for his second term as Congressman. In 2007, the year of the Pan American Games, Paes was named Secretary of State for Tourism, Sport and Leisure. And on January 01st 2009, Paes took office as Mayor of Rio, and on October 2012, was reelected.
Mayor Paes is married and has two children.

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