Francisco Gonzalez is living the Florida dream. Born and raised in South Florida, Francisco graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, earned his B.A. in history at Florida Atlantic University, and an M.A. in History at the University of Maryland. While at Maryland, he was the co-founder and Managing Editor of The Terrapin Times, an award-winning conservative student newspaper.
From 2004-2007, Francisco was the Director of Membership and Campus Leadership and later, a development officer, at the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, an organization devoted to “Educating for Liberty” on America’s college campuses.
In 2008 Francisco joined The James Madison Institute, Florida’s premier free-market think tank, as its Director of Development. In 2012 he was promoted to Vice President of Advancement for the Institute. In 2008, he co-authored the book, Who is the Real Barack Obama? For the rising generation; by the rising generation. He was the primary organizer of the Tallahassee Tea Party, which brought together more than 2,000 people to Florida’s historic state capitol for a “Tax Day” tea party on April 15, 2009.
Francisco serves on the Board of Directors of Project Veritas and Rock By The Sea. In his leisure time, he enjoys playing tennis, watching college football, reading, running, working out, and hitting the beach.