Francisco Domenech: Puerto Rico’s Renaissance Man

Francisco Javier Domenech is a lawyer and the Managing Partner of Politank.

He was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico on April 29, 1978. He attended Blessed Trinity Catholic School and Forest High School in Ocala, Florida before going to the University of Puerto Rico. He obtained his B.A. in Political Science and his Juris Doctor. From 1998 to 1999 he was the Student Body President of the UPR’s College of Social Sciences. Later from 1999 to 2000, he was President of the General Student Body Council and an Academic Senator before the university’s Academic Senate. He graduated the first time in 1999 and again in 2003.

He participated twice in the Phillip C Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, where he ranked in the top 15 percent of orators. Also in 2003, he became President of the Puerto Rico Young Democrats and campaigned for the Kerry/Edwards ticket. He then volunteered for former Governor Pedro Rosello’s campaign. He was elected as Vice President for Developement of YDA in 2005. From 2005 to 2008, he was the Director of the Office of Legislative Services of Puerto Rico, where he worked on over 800 pieces of legislation. Learn more about Francisico Domenech at about.me

On July 21, 2007, he became Democratic National Committeeman for the DNC. He represented the Young Democrats of America in the DNC from 2007 to 2012. He was Deputy Campaign Manager of Hillary Clinton’s Puerto Rico primary campaign in 2008. He was a superdelegate and a Ready for Hillary National Finance Council Co-Chair. He was reelected for the last time as a member of YDA in 2010, because he was not young enough to run in the organization after that. He is the only person to have ever been a national officer for 7 consecutive years, Democratic National Committeeman for 5 years, and Vice President for 2 years.

He managed Dr. Victor Ramos’ 2014 and 2016 campaigns for President of the Puerto Rico Physicians Association, which were successful. He also supported Republican Jennifer Gonz├ílez as her campaign manager, who became the first and youngest woman to be Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico in 2016. Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/04/07/AR2008040702603_2.html?nav=rss_politics&sid=ST2008040703002&noredirect=on