Carlos Borruel Baquera, was born on the 7th of December 1964 in Chihuahua, Mexico. Carlos Borruel Baquera has been married for nearly twenty years to his wife Leticia Macías Baquera with whom he shares four children, the eldest Mónica Baquera, Carlos Baquera junior, Gabriela Baquera and the youngest child Diana Baquera. After finishing school in Chihuahua, Carlos Borruel Baquera attended the Autonomous University of Chihuahua (UACH) where he achieved degrees in both Spanish literature and Philosophy. After completing his under graduate degrees he went on to attend the Instituto Tecnologico de Chihuahua (The Technological Institute of Chihuahua), (ITCH) where he achieved his Master’s degree in Administration, which would hold him in good stead as he pursued a career first in Journalism and then later, Politics.
Carlos Borruel Baquera began his esteemed career working at the Mexican newspaper, El Heraldo de Chihuahua (The Chihuahua Herald), as a journalist but later went on to be the Chief of Information for the Chihuahua newspaper El Norte de Chihuahua (Northern Chihuahua Newspaper) from 1992 to 1996. After his time in newspapers he went on to serve as Head of Social Communication of the Attorney General of the state of Chihuahua and then Director of Social Communication of the National Institute to Combat Drugs (NICD). His first real position of power in politics came when he was elected as Alderman of the city of Chihuahua from 1998 to 2001.
Being the Alderman of Chihuahua also made him the sub-delegate of the Ministry of Social Development in Chihuahua until 2004 when he was elected as a Member of the Congress of Chihuahua by the local Electoral District XVII of Chihuahua. Carlos Borruel Baquera then chose to leave Congress on 21st of March 2007 to officially compete for the nomination of National Action Party (PAN) mayor of the state capital. The most notable and successful part of his early venture into politics was when he introduced scholarships for economically disadvantaged students and worked to provide affordable housing. He also worked to approve la Fey de Fomento Económico, which set the path to obtaining better employment in Chihuahua.
Carlos Borruel Baquera was elected as Mayor of Chihuahua in the 2007 elections by a difference of 387 votes over his closest competitor and eventual runner up Alejandro Cano Ricaud of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), he formally took office on October the 9th 2007. His most successful and well noted campaign as Mayor of Chihuahua was when he developed a protocol for how police officers should handle the media, which he was very familiar with. He developed this protocol alongside the States Public Safety Secretary, Victor Valencia which is still being utilised by the police and Government today.
This protocol came in to being when two officers of the Chihuahua Municipal Police Force, Chávez Gonzalez and Hugo Abraham Barriga Vega where charged after they were found to responsible for assaulting and arbitrarily detaining El Observado (The Observer) newspaper reporters Filiberto Ortíz and Daniel Gárcia. The incident occurred when the two reporters witnessed police officers assaulting residents of the Martín López neighbourhood. Carlos Borruel Baquera made the announcement personally to the press regarding the punishment of the two officers as well as another officer Arturo Hernández Sánchez , after he issued death threats against El Heraldo de Chihuahua photographer Pablo Rodriguez who had been covering the activities of the police for his newspaper.
Carlos Borruel Baquera held the post as Mayor of Chihuahua until the 3rd of January 2010, he was succeeded as Mayor of Chihuahua by his deputy Fortunata Quezada Olivás, when he formally registered with the State Commitee of the PAN as a candidate for Governor. On the 28th of February 2010 he was elected as the official wing PAN gubernatorial candidate, beating his opponent Paul Caurón Galindo. After a long and strenuous campaign Carlos Borruel Baquera was beaten to the post of Governor of Chihuahua by César Horacio Duarte Jáquez of the Institutional Revolutionary Party who became the Governor of Chihuahua in October 2010 with 53 percent of the votes.