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State of CaliforniaCandidate for Lieutenant Governor

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Ed Hernandez

State Senator/Businessman
4,543,863 votes (43.4%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Education: I’m deeply committed to debt-free college for all students. I am an advocate for reinvesting in our K-12 public schools, community colleges, public universities, and our vocational/ career tech programs.
  • Healthcare: As an Optometrist, I've seen the devastation a lack of access to healthcare has on our communities. I've been a champion for expanding access to quality, affordable healthcare, and I will continue fighting for universal healthcare.
  • Immigration: I will work to ensure that California embraces policies that protect local and state agencies, including law enforcement, from becoming de facto immigration agents for the federal government. I fully support the reinstatement of DACA.



Profession:State Senator/Businessman
State Senator, California State Senate (2010–current)
Optometrist, Self (1987–current)
State Senator, California State Senate — Elected position (2010–current)
California State Assembly Member, California State Assembly (2006–2010)
State Assembly Member, California State Assembly — Elected position (2006–2010)
President, California State Board of Optometry — Appointed position (2003–2006)


Indiana University Doctor of Optometry Degree, Optometry (1986)
California State University Fullerton Bachelor of Science, Biology (1982)
Rio Hondo College General Education, General Education (1979)
Mt. San Antonio College General Education, General Education (1977)
Bassett High School High School Diploma, General (1975)

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $2,587,674

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

Employees of Ridge Eye Care
AFSCME California
California State Council of Laborers
Laborers Pacific Southwest Regional Organizing Coalition
Southern California District Council of Laborers
Southern California Pipe Trades District Council 16
State Building & Construction Trades Council of California
UA Local 467 Plumbers, Steamfitters, and Refrigeration Fitters
UA Local Union 250
United Domestic Workers of America

More information about contributions

By State:

California 91.61%
District of Columbia 1.93%
Texas 1.30%
New York 0.71%
Other 4.46%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.63%)
Small contributions (0.37%)

By Type:

From organizations (79.31%)
From individuals (20.69%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

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