Jose Luis Fernandez
|José Luis Fernández|
|Former candidate for|
|U.S. House, New York, District 7|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Sacred Heart University, Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music|
|Date of birth||June 15, 1978|
|Place of birth||San Juan, Puerto Rico|
Fernández was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico on June 15, 1978. Fernández holds a degree in business administration with a concentration in management and international business from Sacred Heart University. He also holds a degree in music with a concentration in piano performance from the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music and a Master of Public Administration from American University in Washington, DC.
He served as president of the Inter American Entrepreneurs Association (Asociación Interamericana de Hombres de Empresa AIHE), director of the Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce and adjunct faculty of leadership and entrepreneurship with Sacred Heart University in San Juan. At age 27, he was recognized as Caribbean Business' 40 leaders under 40. He also served as senior advisor to The Washington Center for Academic Internships and Seminars, managing the Córdova & Fernós Program, and as host and producer of MESA PRESIDENCIAL (Presidential Roundtable) with Univision Radio in New York and Puerto Rico.
Fernández ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent New York's 7th District. Fernández ran uncontested for the Republican nomination in the primary on June 24, 2014, but lost to incumbent Nydia Velazquez (D) in the general election.. The general election took place November 4, 2014.
|U.S. House, New York District 7 General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Nydia Velazquez Incumbent||82.6%||56,593|
|Republican||Jose Luis Fernandez||8.3%||5,713|
|Source: New York State Board of Elections|
|Jose Luis Fernandez (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|Year-End||January 21, 2014||$0.00||$7,753.00||$(1,459.50)||$6,293.50|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2014||$6,293.50||$4,440.00||$(7,130.23)||$3,603.27|
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- New York Board of Elections, "Candidate Petition List," accessed April 17, 2014
- Associated Press, "New York - Summary Vote Results," accessed June 24, 2014
- Politico, "2014 New York House Election Results," accessed November 7, 2014
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- Federal Election Commission, "Jose Luis Fernandez Summary Report," accessed April 24, 2014
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- Federal Election Commission, "Jose Luis Fernandez April Quarterly," accessed April 24, 2014
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