Fransisco Domenech is not only a passionate philanthropist, but is also considered a power-house in Puerto Rica politics. He believes in the power of women in politics as seen through his support and campaigns that have seen two women make history in Puerto Rico.
His political Journey
Mr. Demenech gained political experience from his participation in activities like fundraising, canvassing and voter registration, and development of new policies. These saw him earn an array of prestigious titles.
He served as Director of the Office of Legislative Assembly between 2005-2008, an equivalent of United States Congress for Research Service. He made tremendous contributions among which he; Managed a staff of 130 employees, extended the services of the library to include blind and the handicapped, considered over 800 legislative pieces and managed up to $12 million budget annually that resulted to surpluses. Visit Francisco Domenech at SlideShare.
2008 Presidential Campaign for Hillary Clinton
As an ardent supporter of Hillary Clinton, Mr. Domenech became the national co-chair for Hillblazers, a movement that provided a platform for the young professionals, students, as well as first-time voters that supported Hillary Clinton’s candidacy in 2008.
He was also very instrumental in coordinating fundraisers to support the campaign through the famous Ready for Hillary movement, which he co-chaired. As the deputy campaign manager, Mr. Demenech can be credited for Clinton’s historic win in Puerto Rico with a margin of 68-32% against Sen. Obama.
2016 Presidential Campaign for Hillary
Fast-forward 2016, Mr. Domenech was back in the picture to campaign for Clinton. He raised close to $200,000. He was also part of the National Finance Committee that organized her political trip to Puerto Rico.
As a deputy campaign chief for Clinton, Demenech, for the second time, managed a win. This time against Sanders, by a margin of 61-37%.
Campaign Manager for Hon. Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon
Although Clinton did not ultimately become the first woman president of USA, back home, Hon. Jenniffer was successfully elected as the representative of Puerto Rico in the US Congress, making history as the first woman ever to occupy such a position, thanks to campaign skills of Francisco Domenech.