|Javier Rodríguez Palacios|
Mayor of Alcalá de Henares
Currently in office
|Since June 13, 2015|
|Predecessor||Javier Bello Nieto|
Councilman of the City of Alcalá de Henares
currently in office
|Since June 16, 2007|
|Birth|| Of April 5 of 1972 (48 years) |
Alcalá de Henares ( Spain )
He was born in Alcalá de Henares on April 5, 1972. He spent his childhood and youth in Alcalá de Henares, where he was linked to voluntary and humanitarian aid organizations. He studied at the Higher School of Agricultural Engineers of the Polytechnic University of Madrid , graduating as an Agricultural Engineer in 1998.
Agri-Food Cooperatives (1999-2002)
After finishing his degree, in 1999 he began to work in the Confederación de Cooperativas Agrarias de España (now Cooperativas Agroalimentarias ), an organization that groups and represents 3,000 cooperative companies in the agricultural, livestock and food fields integrated into Federations and Unions of all Communities Autonomous. Companies that in 2007 had a total turnover of more than 13,700 million euros. [ 1 ]
In 2000, he was appointed Director of the Office of said entity before the European Union , in Brussels , where he resided for years. This office represents the Spanish cooperatives before the European Commission, the European Parliament and the European Union of Farmers and Cooperatives ( COPA-CEGECA ). Upon his return in 2002, he was part of the Management Cabinet of the Agrifood Cooperatives, being present in the negotiations between the Ministry of Agriculture and the agricultural sector in numerous areas and especially in those related to the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy and its effects in Spain.
Ministry of Agriculture (2004-2007)
After the victory of the PSOE in the general elections of 2004, Rodríguez Palacios was in June of that same year executive advisor to the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Elena Espinosa . At this time he dealt with dialogue with social agents, as well as sectoral issues and relations with the Autonomous Communities in the scope of the Undersecretariat of the Ministry.
Leader of the opposition in Alcalá de Henares (2007-2015)
In 2007 he was a candidate for the PSOE in Alcalá de Henares for the municipal elections. In these elections the PP maintains its absolute majority, investing Bartolomé González as mayor with the 14 votes of the PP. Javier Rodríguez Palacios is supported by the 11 votes of the PSOE, and Pilar Fernández Herrador of IU by the 2 votes of IU. Throughout the 2007-2011 term, Javier Rodríguez Palacios is the spokesperson for the Municipal Socialist Group in the Alcalá de Henares City Council . In October 2007 he was elected president of the Socialist Party in Alcalá de Henares , a responsibility with which he continued in September 2008 after the election of a new local political leadership.
In the municipal elections of 2011, Javier Rodríguez is again a candidate for mayor. [ 2 ] In these elections, the PP loses the absolute majority in Alcalá de Henares , and the arrival to the municipal corporation of the UPyD formation with two councilors takes place. PSOE and IU reach an investiture agreement that adds 12 votes for Rodríguez Palacios, however the abstention of UPyD prevents the change of government and allows Bartolomé González to be invested again, for the fourth time, as Mayor with the 12 votes of the Popular Party.
In April 2012 Javier Rodríguez Palacios is elected the new general secretary of the PSOE of Alcalá de Henares with 71% of the votes of the group's militants, replacing the former general secretary Eusebio González Jabonero. In July 2012, Bartolomé González resigned as mayor. A new investiture process opens in which Mayor Javier Bello Nieto of the PP is elected with 14 votes (the 12 votes of the PP plus the two votes of UPyD) through a 25-point agreement with the UPyD formation. [ 3 ] [ 4 ]
In December 2012 the agreement between the Popular Party and UPyD was broken; later, in January 2013 , the Socialist Party [ 5 ] began a process for the change of government in Alcalá, through a motion of censure . An agreement is reached with UPyD, endorsed in an assembly by 80% of the socialist militancy in May 2013, with which 11 signatures were obtained for the change of government. Finally, the United Left formation decided not to support this change and its three councilors did not sign the motion of censure [ 6 ], Javier Bello (PP) remaining as mayor until the end of the legislature.
Mayor of Alcalá de Henares (since 2015)
In July 2014, he was elected a member of the Federal Committee of the PSOE and was the Socialist Party candidate for mayor of Alcalá de Henares in the municipal elections of May 24, 2015. In these elections 27 councilors were elected, with seven being his candidacy. On June 13, the day the municipal corporation was constituted, his investiture was supported by the councilors of his party, as well as by the six of the Somos Alcalá formation (led by Alberto Egido) and the only IU councilor (Pilar Fernández ), which gave him the mayor's office. [ 7 ]
In October 2017, he was elected by the Congress of the PSOE-M president of the Ethics and Guarantees Committee of the Socialist Party of Madrid.
In the investiture vote held on June 15, 2019, the mayor of Alcalá de Henares was re-elected by an absolute majority, with the votes of the 12 councilors of his political party and the support of the 2 councilors of United We Can - Izquierda Unida . [ 8 ]
- Alcalá de Henares City Council
- Annex: Mayors of Alcalá de Henares
- Municipal elections of 2011 in Alcalá de Henares
- Municipal elections of 2015 in Alcalá de Henares
- Municipal elections of 2019 in Alcalá de Henares
- What is it - Agri-food cooperatives
- Interview with Javier Rodríguez Palacios - El País. April 17, 2011.
- The new mayor of the PP of Alcalá announces that he will approve a new urban plan - El País, July 12, 2012.
- The Chamber of Accounts uncovers a hole of 318 million in Alcalá de Henares - El País, October 19, 2012.
- The PSOE raises IU and UPyD to demolish the Government of Alcalá - El País. February 13, 2013.
- IU keeps the PP in Alcalá by not supporting the motion of censure of the PSOE and UPyD - El País, May 31, 2013.
- Javier Rodríguez Palacios invested as Mayor of Alcalá de Henares. The Digital Complutense. 06/13/2015.
- Javier Rodríguez Palacios repeats as mayor of Alcalá de Henares. Dream Alcala. 06/15/2019.
Predecessor: Pablo González || |
Spokesperson for the Socialist Group in the
City Council of Alcalá de Henares
Successor: Fernando Fernández Lara |
Predecessor: Francisco Javier Bello Nieto || Mayor of Alcalá de Henares |
Successor: In office |