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Kane County Board — Democratic PartyCandidate for Member, District 8

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Barbara Hernandez

State Representative Linda Chapa LaVia's Assistant Chief of Staff and Residential Counselor to IMSA.
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Holding the line on Property taxes: Increasing property taxes are making it harder for local families. I want to work to hold the line on property taxes.
  • Fighting for jobs and middle class families: we should support local business in order to grow and create well paying jobs for our local families.
  • Protecting our children: we should work with the sheriffs department to support crime free initiatives.



Profession:State Representative Linda Chapa LaVia's Assistant Chief of Staff and Residential Counselor to IMSA.
Assistant Chief of Staff, State Representative Linda Chapa LaVia (2011–current)
Residential Counselor, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (2014–current)
Aurora Hispanic Heritage Board member, Aurora Hispanic Heritage Board — Elected position (2014–current)
Youth Commission member, Aurora Township Youth Commission — Appointed position (2014–current)
Precinct Committeeman, Precinct Committeeman — Elected position (2012–current)


Aurora University B.A, Major in Political Science and a minor in Spanish (2014)

Community Activities

Creator , Aurora Youth Summit (2014–current)
Facilitator , Junior Kane County (2014–2014)


Barbara Hernandez was born and raised in Aurora, Illinois. She graduated from East Aurora High school in 2010, Waubonsee Community College in 2012 and from Aurora University in 2014. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a minor in Spanish. Barbara is the first in her family to attend college. She has been actively involved in the community. Barbara started her passion for politics when she interned in the office of State Representative Linda Chapa LaVia. Thanks to the help of her family, friends and mentor, Linda, she has been more motivated than ever to accomplish her goals and dreams of one day running for office and helping her community. At the age of 19, Barbara was elected precinct committee member for Ward 3 Precinct 5. On March of 2014 she was appointed to two commissions—one in Aurora Township and the second in the City of Aurora.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Daily Herald Newspaper endorsement

Organizations (2)

  • AFSCME Council 31
  • Laborers' Local 582

Elected Officials (1)

  • State Representative Linda Chapa LaVia

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I hope to serve you all with the respect, dedication, and professionalism available. I believe my passion to help others, and honesty will help to fulfill the duties as your County Board Member for district 8. I will represent the citizens of Kane County with fairness, transparency and respect.

Therefore, I humbly ask for your vote in the primary 2016 elections. All support is greatly appreciated.

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