Meet the candidates of the electoral debate of Alcalá de Henares - Dream Alcalá (2023)

The debate will include the main candidates for mayor of the seven parties that currently have institutional representation in the city of Complutense. Six of them with a presence in the plenary session of the Complutense city council – PSOE, PP, Ciudadanos, Podemos, IU, VOX – and one more with a presence at the regional and national level – Más Madrid in coalition with Verdes Equo -.

The electoral debate of Alcalá de Henares will take place this Monday, May 22 in the congress space of the El Olivar Complex (access through Méjico street); a spectacular space with ample parking and the capacity to accommodate hundreds of spectators, so it will not be necessary to limit the capacity for the public.

It is predicted thatthe broadcast starts at 18:45.If you want us to remind you, click on the button “notify me” that you will see on the main screen of thevideo.

Anyone interested in hearing, face to face, the main candidates for mayor will be able to access the venue on the day of the debate from 6:00 p.m.

The candidates of the different parties will arrive from 18:30 in the afternoon. The debate will take place between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., and can be followed by streaming through the above video or the following YouTube link.

The seven candidates of the electoral debate

In order of appearance in the debate, after the draw held at the Cadena SER studios, we present the seven candidates for mayor of Alcalá de Henares. And we do it through the resumes that their own campaign teams have sent us.

You can learn about both the candidate and his professional and political career in the video above.

Javier Rodríguez Palacios, candidate of the Spanish Socialist Workers Party

Alcaláíno. He studied primary and secondary school at the Colegio San Gabriel de Alcalá de Henares. He graduated as an Agricultural Engineer in 1998 from the Higher School of Agricultural Engineers of the Polytechnic University of Madrid.

At the end of his degree in 1999, he was hired by the Confederation of Agricultural Cooperatives of Spain, an organization that represents 3,000 cooperative companies in the agricultural, livestock and food fields.

In the year 2000, he became Director of the Office of said entity before the European Union, in Brussels, where he lived for several years. Two years later, he became part of the Management Cabinet of the Agrifood Cooperatives.

Already in June 2004, he was appointed executive adviser to the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Elena Espinosa, devoting himself to dialogue with social agents, sectoral affairs and relations with the Autonomous Communities.

Since 2007, he has been a councilor and spokesperson for the Municipal Socialist Group in the Alcalá de Henares City Council and was elected Mayor consecutively after the 2015 and 2019 elections.

See interview:Javier Rodríguez Palacios (PSOE): "Alcalá has gotten better in the last eight years"

Rosa Romero, candidate of Más Madrid – Verdes Equo Alcalá

She has been President of the Alcalá Association of Relatives of Alzheimer's Patients from 2020 until a few days ago. She was Coordinator of Peñas de Alcalá for more than 13 years.

He has experience in administration and economic management as well as extensive experience of participation in social causes behind him.

In addition, she has worked as Head of the Administration and HR Department in technology companies, Head of contracting suppliers in real estate developers, Head of Imports in a restaurant chain, and as a company administrator.

See interview:Rosa Romero (Más Madrid): "We put the neighbor in the center, which is what is important"

David Cobo García, United Left candidate

He is the coordinator of Izquierda Unida Alcalá de Henares and a councilor in the Alcalá City Council. He has spent a large part of his life linked to the social movements of our city: for the right to housing, for public health, in the anti-fascist movement... And fighting for the rights of the working class.

He is a Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) technician at Iberia Líneas Áreas, where he was president of the Works Council of the workplace with the largest number of company workers, La Muñoza.

He was the first councilor of the Alcalá City Council to renounce the increase in councilor salaries in the summer of 2020.

He has also been the only councilor of the Alcalá de Henares City Council to vote against the Advance of the General Urban Planning Plan that intends to develop 260 hectares of protected land in our municipality.

See interview:David Cobo (IU): "Defend public services, employment and conditions for working families"

Julián Martínez, Podemos candidate

Labor Lawyer from Alcalá de Henares with a professional career of more than 17 years in the practice of law.

For decades he has fought together with social movements, associations and unions to improve his city and has been a member of Podemos since its foundation.

In the field of politics, he has extensive experience in public institutions since he was elected councilor for Unidas Podemos in Alovera during the last two legislatures, while he combined it with his employment in the private sector.

See interview:Julián Martínez (Podemos): "We are the only party that believes in an Alcalá for the people of Alcalá"

Víctor Manuel Acosta Hernández, VOX candidate

55 years old and father of 4 children. Aeronautical Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Madrid. Project Management Professional and Master for Directors of the Dragados Group, in addition to having completed a master's degree for directors from IESE.

He is Delegate of Aeronautical Infrastructures in a multinational in the Construction and Services sector, having developed his professional career in Dragados, Sacyr and OHLA.

Acosta He has developed his entire professional life in positions of responsibility specializing in infrastructures with a presence in the construction, infrastructure concessions and service provision segments.

At VOX he has been the Henares Corridor Zone Coordinator since 2019 since his affiliation in 2014.

See interview:Víctor Manuel Acosta (VOX): "Our electoral program is a commitment that we sign with the voters"

Judith Piquet Flores, candidate of the Popular Party

She is 44 years old, has a law degree from the University of Alcalá and a Master's Degree in Legal Practice from the Alcalá de Henares Bar Association.

Currently, she is the spokesperson for the Group of Councilors of the Popular Party of the Complutense City Council and a deputy in the Madrid Assembly since June 2021, Judith Piquet seeks to become the first female mayor of Alcalá de Henares.

Throughout these four years he has been drawing up his electoral program thanks to his politics at street level, listening to his neighbors, visiting the neighborhoods and attending to the suggestions of the associations.

Judith Piquet is married, has two children, studied at Lope de Vega and lives in Nueva Alcalá. From an Alcalá family on her father's side, she considers that Alcalá is the most wonderful city in Spain.

It is presented to try to recover the pride of being from Alcalá that has been lost in recent years and for Alcalá to once again be a benchmark city in the Community of Madrid, in which to live, work and enjoy.

See interview:Judith Piquet (PP): "The neighbor, at the center of our policies"

Miguel Ángel Lezcano, Citizens Candidate (Cs)

Current vice mayor of Alcalá de Henares. She has been the spokesperson for the Municipal Citizens Group in the Alcalá de Henares City Council since 2015.

He has been a civil guard, founder and vice president of the Cultural Association of the Union of Civil Guards and the first elected National President of the Professional Association of the Union of Civil Guards.

Between 1999 and 2000, he served as MP Headquarters, Class I-II Security and Escort at the NATO Headquarters in Ilidža (Sarajevo).

In the performance of his duties, he has been awarded numerous decorations and medals, both national and foreign, among which the Military Merit Medal, the Dancon March Medal of the Government of Denmark, the SFOR/NATO medal, or the Certificate of Honor stand out. of NATO on January 7, 2000.

See interview:Miguel Ángel Lezcano (Citizens): "Alcalá will be stable, it will be focused and they will want to invest in the city"

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