Rubens Ascanio Gómez

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Degree in History from the University of La Laguna

Rubens Ascanio Gómez was born in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and has spent much of his adult life in La Laguna, where his grandparents' house is located, where he studied, married and his children were born.

He has a degree in History from the University of La Laguna with complementary training and internships related to cultural heritage at the Archaeological Museum of Tenerife.

Between 2002 and 2015 he worked in the private sector in companies in the fields of logistics, education, political communication and in social projects. Between July 2015 and up to the present, he has worked in the City Hall of La Laguna.

He is co-author of the book “From Guajara to Tafira, Travesías del Movimiento Estudiantes” and of journalistic and research articles related to historical memory and cultural heritage, as well as various collaborations in radio programs.

Since June 2019 he is First Deputy Mayor of the City of La Laguna, councilor for Social Welfare and Quality of Life, as well as head of the Department of Drug Addiction. He also holds the Vice Presidency of the public company Muvisa and has been appointed as an alternate representative of the municipalities in the Board of Directors of the health area of ​​Tenerife.

In these years he has collaborated with various social groups in the municipality, such as the Platform for the regulation of the Antennas, the groups affected by the General Plan, the group of street vendors or the Canary Islands Asperger Association, as a parent of a user. He has also been a member of the AMPA of the CEIP Camino Largo.

Rubens is the father of a child with a disability, which has made him become involved in processes related to early care and associationism in this matter. In the area that he represents as political manager, he has bet, together with his human team, for the development, as broad as possible, of the Disability Plan, the coordination and participation of the social entities that work in this field, as well as the reinforcement of the economic endowment of these actions.