Francisco Javier Domenech’s Game in Puerto Rican Politics

Former Director of the Puerto Rico Office of Legislative services, Lawyer Francisco J. Domenech, has for the past twenty years played an important role in Democratic politics. Born in 1978 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Francisco is a graduate of University of Puerto Rico, where he earned his Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and later on a Juris Doctor from its School of Law.

In May 2003, Domenech was elected President of the Puerto Rico Young Democrats (PRYD). Since then he has gained vast experience by working with several democratic politicians including Governor Pedro Rossello and has participated in raising funds, registration of voters, policy development as well as being in charge of campaigns.

Between 2007 and 2012, he represented the Young Democrats of America in the Democratic National Committee. Francisco has been on the front line fighting for ladies from Puerto Rico to take up leadership roles. Read this article at washingtonpost.com

He is perhaps famous for his role in Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. During the 2008 elections, he was Clinton’s deputy campaign manager and played a significant role in aiding her to surpass Obama in the primary polls. He also played a role in helping her raise funds for her campaigns. His reason for supporting her was that she was the most favorable candidate to help his country improve its economic status.

Eight years later, during the 2016 USA national elections, he was at it again. This time around he was part of the National Finance Committee for Clinton’s campaign. He helped her raise approximately two hundred thousand dollars and enables her for a second time surpass her opponent Sanders in Puerto Rico.

During the same election period, he was the person in charge of Jennifer Gonzalez’s campaign who was contesting for a place in the US Congress as a Resident Commissioner. Luckily she won the position becoming both the first lady and the youngest ever to represent Puerto Rico in the Congress.

In 2016, during the SAN JUAN award, out of 59 persons from different fields who were being voted for by the public to make it into the list, Francisco garnered the highest votes.

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What End Citizens United Is Fighting For


Candidates that have strong ethics and beliefs in campaign finance reform get a strong backing from End Citizens United. This organization was started in 2015. The cause for creating this organization was due to how the Supreme Court ruled that candidates did not have to be open about their campaign’s donors or donation amounts. This basically gave the green light to illegal funding. This organization fights to get political candidates into office that do no take dark money donations from shady donors with hidden political agendas. The Washington, D.C. based organization is working very hard to prepare for the midterm elections. They are standing behind candidates who are willing to unseat current Republicans that have a track history of being connected to dark money funding in politics. View the group’s profile on linkedin.

Creating transparency in campaign funding is no easy task. End Citizens United works to create a level of fairness and transparency in the way campaigns are required to be ethical in their practices. The candidates that this organization endorse are able to benefit from the advantages of being known as candidates that believe in honesty and fairness with donor money. End Citizens United is supported by grassroots members. They have several districts in many states that help financially support the work of the organization. Most of the donors donate small amounts but the donations sponsor many great efforts by the group. The group is expected to the hit the goal of thirty five million dollars for the current election cycle.

Andy Kim, Brendan Kelly, Elissa Slotkin, Beto O’Rourke, Randy Bryce and Jacky Rosen are a few political candidates that have been supported by this group. There is one commonality between all of these candidates and that is the fair financial practices that their campaigns supported. Even some political figures who have already been elected to office benefit from the work of End Citizens United. All of these candidates carry the mission and passion of End Citizens United. The organization hopes to bring a sense of morality back to American politics. The group hopes to achieve that by endorsing the right candidates with the right morals.

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