Jose Miguel Rodriguez Fraga He spent half his life in politics. Current president Socialist Party in the Canary Islands combined his teaching positions with 35 years of experience Mayor of Adeje. This municipality is located in the south of the city. Tenerife, known for its beaches, sunshine and hotels. It is the city that offers the most tourist complexes in Tenerife, as well as one of the first holiday destinations to choose brick when the archipelago began to live off tourism.
Fraga is known throughout the archipelago for its commitment to tourism. Also for being one of the visible faces of the PSOE in the Canary Islands. So much so that in November 2021 he became President of the Alliance of Tourism Municipalities of Spain.. In his inaugural address, Mayor Adeje reaffirmed his strong defense of the service sector: “We all need to develop a strategic plan for tourism, which is a generator and distributor of wealth.”
It was his constant craving for tourism that prompted the Canarian population to mobilize against new construction on the coast of Adeje.l port
Armenime. Behind Association of Friends of Nature Tenerifethis space”the last traditional coastal core in the southwest of Tenerife“And now it is threatened by a luxury development that intends to privatize a 10,000-square-meter stretch of beach, according to environmental groups on the islands.
But that wasn’t the only mess Mayor Adejero found himself in. In 2017, the local press denounced the fingering of a sister, Carmen Nieves Rodríguez Fraga, as Councilor of the City Hall of the municipality. Except, his nephew Daniel Melo Rodriguez is one of the government team’s advisors. and governs the area of innovation, citizen focus, and transparency of the city council, of which Fraga is mayor.
At the age of 28, he became a professor of philosophy at the University of La Laguna (ULL) and spent the next four years as a professor in various centers on the island. But his career in politics began early. In 1981 he joined Canarian Socialist Party-Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSC-PSOE) and ran at the top of the list in the 1983 municipal elections.
In 1987, he was elected Mayor of Adeje for the first time.
In addition, they did not keep themselves waiting long before the city hall. In 1987, he was elected leader of Adeje for the first time. In the same year, the PSOE fought against Tenerife Independent Association (ATI)ancestors Canary Coalition (CC). After defeating ATI by 176 votes, no other political group has ever held the seat. PSOE Adeje has won the last nine municipal elections with an absolute majority. held over the past 35 years.
In the same time, Rodríguez Fraga’s relationship with the PSOE of the Canary Islands is very
close. In addition to being President of the PSOE Executive Commission in the Canary Islands, he was the party’s general secretary in Adeje for over 40 years. He interrupted this position for only four years to be the group’s representative on the island between 2004 and 2008, when he was promoted to General Secretary of the PSOE in Tenerife. At the end of this legislative assembly, he returned to his post as party representative in Adeje, where he remains to this day.
Your relationship with CajaCanarias and Banca Cívica
From 2009 to 2010 he was Vice President of Caja Canarias.
Out of politics Rodriguez Fraga also flirted with the private sector.. In 2008, Fraga did not become a PSOE representative from Tenerife and chose the path of private companies that are part of a regional banking institution. Between 2009 and 2010 he was vice president General Savings Bank of the Canary Islands, commonly known as CajaCanarias. In this institution, he served as Vice President Board of Trustees of the Canarian Foundation for Business Training and Development (Fyde-CajaCanarias).
June 2010 Caja Canarias, Caja Navarra and Caja Burgos signed the Banca Cívica constitution.. Two months earlier, in March of that year, Rodríguez Fraga became CajaCanarias’ representative on the board of directors of Banca Cívica.
After 40 years in politics Fraga made Adeje his municipality and committed to cementing his path to wealth.. Until now, all the hotels that adorn the coast of the island have remained unnoticed by the townspeople. However, his latest project will deal with the awakening of the population and a mobilization for the protection of the environment and the last piece of virgin beach that remains in the municipality of Tenerife.
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