SBCTC Gives Nod to Hernandez for Lieutenant Governor

June 26, 2017 - State Sen. Ed Hernandez’s long career promoting health and education, and his demonstrated concern for working families makes him a terrific candidate for Lieutenant Governor, for which the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California endorses him.

“Sen. Hernandez will make a great lieutenant governor,” said Robbie Hunter, president of the SBCTC. “As a senator, he has proven to balance the needs of all Californians, especially working families. He has demonstrated his policy expertise on education issues dealing with the University of California and the California State University System. His environmental record more than qualifies him to sit on the State Lands Commission, a key responsibility for the lieutenant governor. The lieutenant governor has a unique role in making sure that the voice of all Californians is represented at these institutions. We feel that the construction industry, especially the building trades members, will be well served with Ed Hernandez as lieutenant governor.”

By the time his current term ends, Hernandez – a practicing optometrist – will have served for 12 years in the state Legislature. He was elected to the Assembly in 2006 and then to the State Senate in 2010, where he represents a San Gabriel Valley district that stretches from Alhambra to Azusa. He is the chair of the Senate Health Committee.

Hernandez graduated from Bassett High School in La Puente before attending Rio Hondo and Mt. San Antonio Community Colleges while holding down a job at the same time. He obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in biology at Cal State Fullerton before moving on to Indiana University on a scholarship where he earned his optometry degree. Before he was elected to the Assembly, he served as the president of the California Board of Optometry. 

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