Antonio Campos Romay

Category: Civil servant and politician
Birth Date: 15th May 1946
Birth Place: Poio (Pontevedra)

He took a degree in Nursing Sciences. He got a diploma on Public Health, Hospital Management (Nursing area) and Labour Health. Now, he is working as a civil servant at the services of Sanitary Inspection in the 'Consellería de Sanidade'. He filled the office of deputy mayor in the City Council of A Coruña in the first democratic corporation and in the following session. He was the president of the Commissions of Health, Social Services and Civic Participation. He developed the Centre of Family Planning, the Centre for former alcoholic people in collaboration with the Association of former alcoholic people of A Coruña, social centres in the neighbourhood, programmes to attend the old people at home, subsidized trips for pensioners, etc. Some of these activities were new in the Autonomous Region at that moment. He promoted and was the president of the Second State Conference of Family Planning, with the participation of more than a thousand professionals of the sector. He was the president of the board of directors at 'Labaca' Hospital in A Coruña, where he promoted its repairs and modernisation. In summer 1982, during the mobilisation of Galicia against the disposal of nuclear waste, he took part in the expedition of the 'Arosa I', representing the municipal government of A Coruña. Then, he was an observer at the 'Seventh Meeting of the International Marine Convention to prevent Marine Pollution' that took place in London, representing the City Council of A Coruña. During both sessions, he was a county councillor and spokesman of the socialist group. He was also a member of the Galician Parliament, developing his activity as a spokesman in sanitary policy. As an active member of the socialist party (PSdeG-PSOE), he was on the Galician Executive Committee, the National Committee and filled the office of general secretary in A Coruña, inaugurating 'La Casa del Pueblo'. As a member of the Socialist Group of A Coruña, he promoted the 'Instituto de Estudios Socialistas Coruñeses', where outstanding people such as Isaac Díaz Pardo, Fernando González Laxe and Alfredo Conde took part. In different periods, he coordinated the Groups of Health and Social Services of the Galician Socialist Party. He has recently taken part in the organisation and direction of the 'Corriente de Opinión Socialista por Galicia', which means a spur to think and debate after the autonomous elections of 1998, which ended up in a Conference in Ourense.

 Work & Activities

Together with Mari García Añón and Fernando González Laxe, he wrote the book Desde la Fosa de la Muerte, which is about the disposal of nuclear waste, maybe the biggest ecological mobilisation that took place in Galicia. He also wrote two unpublished books: La isla de los dioses sin suerte (a brief essay about Havana and its people) and La mirada melancólica (a group of stories set in the suburbs of a Galician city). He participated in the constitution and patronage of 'Xaime Quintanilla' Foundation and now he is on the board of directors. He is also the president, promoter and founder of the Foundation of Political and Social Studies.