The Economy and Employment Councillor of the Junta de Castilla y León, Tomás Villanueva, has been elected as chairman at the 32nd Bembibre’s National Festival for the Exaltation of Botillo.
He was born in Valladolid on February 25th, 1953. Degree in Law at University of Valladolid, he was legal advisor to the Popular parliamentary group in the Cortes of Castilla y León. He is also president of Valladolid People’s Party (PP) since 1992.
In 1995 he was elected Attorney in the Cortes of Castilla y León. In the following legislature, he was appointed Education Councillor (1999-2003) as well as vice president of the Junta de Castilla y León. After some Government adjustments in 2003, he became the Economy and Employment Councillor and second vice president of the regional Executive of Juan Vicente Herrera.
His political career began at Alianza Popular, as a legal advisor. At that time, the political party was chaired by José María Aznar, until the summer of 1989.