Francisco Domenech is a Puerto Rican lawyer who has been in political circles throughout the course of his professional career. While he was born in 1978 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, he spent most of his youth in the state of Florida. After graduating from Forest High School he became a student at the University of Puerto Rico. He earned a political science degree and then started attending this university’s School of Law. He has a Juris Doctor that he earned in 2003.
In 2005 he was appointed as the director of the Office of Legislative Services of Puerto Rico. In this position, Francisco Domenech managed a budget of $10 million and oversaw a staff of 120 people. He created a summer program for the Tomas Bonilla Legislative library which had 100 interns and also expanded access to this library for people who are blind and/or physically impaired. Read this article at washingtonpost.com
He now manages a bipartisan government affairs boutique called Politank. This organization helps businesses who need legal help in navigating the laws and regulations of Puerto Rico. He was able to hire some high-level people at Politank such as former Senate President Kenneth McClintock, who had also been Secretary of State, and Guillermo San Antonio-Acha who had at one time been the Legal Counsel to the Governor of Puerto Rico.
Francisco Domenech can often be found on Puerto Rican television and radio programs talking about political affairs as a commentator. Among the media shows he has appeared on are Puerto Rico TV, El Nuevo Dia, andWapa America. The media outlets on this island also frequently quote what he has to say. He has also been recognized as one of the top young professionals in Puerto Rico. He made the 2016 40 Under 40 list and it is said that he was the top vote-getter.
He is also a philanthropist who has given money to a number of nonprofits both himself and through Politank. Among the causes he has financially supported are Museo de Arte de Ponce, the Clinton Foundation, TASIS Dorado Scholarship Fund, and The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars. Visit: https://angel.co/francisco-domenech?public_profile=1
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