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Lorca pays tribute to José María Campoy Camacho, who was mayor of the city and disseminator of local history, giving his name to the Cultural Center of the City (31/10/2018)

Fulgencio Gil: "We can not afford to forget people like that, they are an example for all men and women who want to make our Lorca a better city today and tomorrow, generations to come should know their commitment to the city."

The Mayor of Lorca, Fulgencio Gil, has reported that this afternoon at 19:30 will take place the official ceremony by which the Cultural Center of the City will receive the name of Mayor José María Campoy Camacho.

The First Edil has affirmed that "Lorca is a grateful city, our municipality is proud to give its recognition to those people who have been kept awake by its growth, by its improvement, by making this city a better place. remember and remember their mayors, those people who dedicated the best years of their lives to municipal management and who defended the interests of our city with courage and courage ".

The Mayor of Lorca has said that "we can not afford to forget people like that, because they are an example for all men and women who want to make our Lorca a better city today and tomorrow." The future generations deserve to remember the commitment of D José María Campoy with the City of the Sun and his dedication for the collective good.

We are convinced that naming this cultural space of reference for the municipality as Mayor José María Campoy will honor a very dear person in the municipality, while promoting his figure and political and institutional work over the coming decades for knowledge of the Lorca of tomorrow ".

Fulgencio Gil has said that José María Campoy was a teacher who created a school in the Lorca language, a mayor committed to his people, a defender of local culture, a brilliant conversationalist who knows the traditions and history.

But above all, a lover of Lorca, a city that loved him and now mourns his disappearance.

To summarize the figure of José María Campoy Camacho (Lorca, 1946) in a few lines is absolutely impossible.

His life was fruitful professionally and personally, full of achievements and in which he highlights his prolific activity as a lawyer.

José María did not follow the family tradition because of inertia, but he was really passionate about Law like few others did, until the day before his great obsession was to go back to court;

the compañeros could always count on their advice, since generosity has been one of its many virtues.

He was a young and determined mayor, who gave himself from the Town Hall to the improvement of his city.

Just weeks after taking office, he had to face the fateful floods of October 1973, showing his character and strength.

With the arrival of the Transition, he participated in the elections for the Democratic Coalition, forming part of that first Municipal Corporation that made consensus and dialogue the arguments for the consolidation of the young democracy in the Ciudad del Sol. His editorial work also deserves recognition: thanks to him today we can access the writings of great historical value and customs of his ancestor José María Campoy García, first chronicler of Lorca.

The Mayor has affirmed that his friends miss him;

It is strange to walk the Corredera and not cross it on the way to the court from the office or vice versa, stop to chat and let him advise us from experience and erudition.

But the city of Lorca also yearns for a man committed to the soul with his city and its neighbors.

However, we have his cultural legacy;

we have the friendship of his 4 children, Elisa, Antonio, Aurora and José María, all of them lawyers, of course;

and we have his immense affection for Lorca that should be an example and inspiration for those of us who wish to build the best future for this city, as he taught us.

José María Campoy Camacho was born in Lorca on January 24, 1946. He graduated in law and devoted much of his life to the world of justice, within a family saga dedicated to the legal profession, as well as promoting cultural, historical and cultural recovery. documentary lorquina through multiple investigations and compilations of great relevance.

He was mayor of the municipality in the period between 1973-1975, in addition to having been elected councilor of this Municipal Corporation by the Democratic Coalition (CD) in 1979 and later in 1987 by Independent Solution (SI).

He was also appointed provincial deputy.

During his mandate he had to face the crisis caused by the fateful floods that our city suffered in 1973.

This homage in the form of appointment is added to those of three other mayors of the city, Miguel Navarro, José López Fuentes and José Antonio Gallego, whose names now call, respectively, the pedestrian walkway over the Guadalentín River, and new avenues included in the Section IV of the Evacuation Round.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Lorca

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