Seeking to politicize society to make it more participatory and demanding, Salvador Cosío Gaona currently focuses his extensive experience as a politician in the National Plural Confío Political Group in Mexico.
“We want to show that politics can be done from any trench, that public office or partisan militancy is not required to make people inform themselves, analyze, know their rights and obligations, act, decide and vote reasonably.”
Based in Jalisco, Confío en México has a presence in 20 states, it is a plural organization with the participation of profiles from all political parties, but also people without a party. From that trench it is intended to form a broad front, a different political alternative to the existing one that integrates social leaderships that have not been in parties or those that were and now seek to participate in a plural group.
This group has worked hard in recent years, getting closer to society relevant opinion leaders at the national level, highlighting: Diego Valadés, Mariano Palacios, Santiago Creel, Enrique De la Madrid, Ricardo Monreal, Beatriz Paredes, Claudio X. González, Federico Arreola, Julio Hernández (Julio Astillero) and Kenia López, but also, managing to bring together non-partisan community leaders and the political class without distinction of parties, since four former governors of Jalisco have even been seen conversing at the same table.
Recently, I Trust in Mexico had a fundamental participation by managing to convene about 40 organizations and civil associations in the mobilization that, together with other citizen groups in Guadalajara, brought together around 15,000 people in defense of the National Electoral Institute (INE). Salvador Cosío knew firsthand the exercise of power, and since high school he had the concern to participate in politics.
He began in the student sphere and later joined the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), rising to occupy various positions in state structures and at the national level.
After a militancy of more than 30 years, he left the PRI in 2006, “because I did not agree with management and negotiations that I considered inadequate.”
After leaving the PRI, he joined the “Asociación Conciencia Cívica Jalisciense”, dedicated to combating corruption and impunity and defending important causes in society.
Later, he formed Confío en México, which obtained its registration in 2017. Regarding his relationship with his father, former governor Guillermo Cosío Vidaurri, he recounted: “He was always a respectful democrat of my decisions and my way of acting politically, there were detractors who tried to discredit me for being the son of a governor, but based on effort and dedication I have managed to distinguish my personality, respecting my independence as a political and social actor”.
By direct majority vote in the 5th district headquartered in Puerto Vallarta, Cosío Gaona was a deputy in the 55th and 57th legislatures of Jalisco, and held a seat in the 58th Federal Legislature.
He was Regional Delegate of the Trust of the National Fund for Popular Housing (FONHAPO) and served as Regional Deputy Director of Nacional Financiera, among other public positions in the areas of administration of Justice, Security, Education and Socioeconomic Development.
He is a Doctor of Law and Notary Public with various postgraduate degrees in economics, finance, administration, analysis and political communication. “The acts of each one speak for themselves, my last public office was in 2007 and I am still active in politics.
I define myself as a professional politician, politics is my passion, in addition to Law and baseball.
I am someone who embraces politics and I will die a politician.” With extensive experience in political parties and social activism, Cosío seeks to consolidate democracy with a system of counterweights that avoids the concentration of power and authoritarianism.
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