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State of CaliforniaCandidate for Lieutenant Governor

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Ed Hernandez

Democratic
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.

Experience

Experience

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)

Education

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?

Contributions

Total money raised: $2,587,674

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

1
Employees of Ridge Eye Care
$36,500
2
AFSCME California
$29,200
2
California State Council of Laborers
$29,200
2
Laborers Pacific Southwest Regional Organizing Coalition
$29,200
2
Southern California District Council of Laborers
$29,200
2
Southern California Pipe Trades District Council 16
$29,200
2
State Building & Construction Trades Council of California
$29,200
2
UA Local 467 Plumbers, Steamfitters, and Refrigeration Fitters
$29,200
2
UA Local Union 250
$29,200
2
United Domestic Workers of America
$29,200

More information about contributions

By State:

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

By Size:

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

By Type:

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

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