Francisco Domenech: Early Life And Entry Into Politics

Born in 1978 as Francisco Javier Domenech, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Francisco has made a name for himself in the world of American politics. His interest in politics and leadership spiked during his teen years, particularly during his time in Ocala, Florida where he spent most of his schooling years. This interest in leadership and politics would stay with him into adulthood and see him appointed to different regional and national political positions for within the Democratic Party.


Francisco Domenech is a lawyer by profession having graduated from the University of Puerto Rico, school of law with a juris doctor degree in 2003. He is also an acclaimed political analyst, having graduated with Bachelor of Arts in Political science from the same university in 1999. Notably, Francisco was the President of the General Student Body Council. He had also represented his institution in different national competitions for the school of law.

Life in politics

The university life, particularly his participation in leading different school departments helped hone his political skills. It also exposed him to the national politics and saw him appointed the president of the Puerto Rico Young Democrats America. He would use this newfound influence to rally island wide campaigns for different individuals including governors, senators, and even Democratic presidential candidates. For instance, he volunteered to campaign for Gov. Pedro Rossello during the 2003/4 campaigns.

This devotion to the Democratic Party saw him appointed the national officer for the Young Democrats America in 2005. This further fueled his commitment to the party and subsequently earning him the position of national Vice President for Development in 2007. This saw him gain membership to the Democratic National Convention (DNC), a position he used to pioneer the founding of YDA Hispanic caucus. Watch Francisco Domenech on Youtube.


Francisco Domenech has made several achievements in his political life, some of which have proved historic. For instance, he is the only person to have ever served as a national officer of the Young Democrats of America to have ever served for seven consecutive years. He also served as a delegate to the DNC for four consecutive times representing his Bayamon Senatorial District. Most recently, he was named top fundraiser for Hillary Clinton’s Campaign during the 2016 electioneering period.



Canvassing with NGP VAN

Canvassing has always been a tradition for politicians. During a campaign season, politicians will go from door to door in order to interact with voters. They try to reach out to voters in this manner. By canvassing they are able to get in touch with voters and find out what is on the voter’s minds.

Traditionally, canvassing has been time-consuming and involved much paperwork. This has been revamped with technology. The technology uses what is called digital canvassing. Digital canvassing works with and for the candidate. Candidates are able to track voter interests easier. They are also able to target their canvassing campaigns toward the voter and what the voter wants.

NGP VAN puts a technology to work for canvassers. NGP VAN and Mini Van are technology that offers a digital way to canvass. Canvassers get their itinerary on their smartphone device. They then go their route and input answers from voters right into their smartphone. This makes the canvassing so much more expedited.

NGP VAN and Mini Van are making it easier, less time consuming and more efficient for the democratic party to canvass. In the past canvassing meant needing to take the time to map out routes for the canvassers. Also, canvassers had to input the voter’s responses to the questions manually. This was time-consuming and cost the Democratic candidates much money.

Candidates are now spending less time preparing for a canvass, and more time canvassing. Canvassing with NGP VAN and Mini Van can be a more effective way of canvassing. Candidates know ahead of time what issues are important to voters along the route of a canvass. They then give the canvassers specific questions related to the voter’s important issues. This can have a great effect on a canvass run. Canvassers know to pinpoint certain issues the candidate has.