Meet Magglio Ordonez, Socialist Mayor
Remember Magglio Ordonez, former White Sox and Tigers slugger?
Now meet Magglio Ordonez, the newly elected mayor of Sotillo, a city in eastern Venezuela.
Ordonez is a member of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela and a supporter of President Nicolas Maduro, who announced the six-time All Star’s election at a rally Sunday.
Maduro is known to turn to celebrity candidates to help bolster support in the midst of rising anger with his economic policies.
Ordonez is among a majority of pro-government candidates who won one of the 335 races nationwide.
The article did not mention whether Ordonez, who hit 294 home runs over 15 big-league seasons, will redistribute the $133,470,746 he earned along the way.