Edward Hernandez

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Edward Hernandez
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California State Senate, District 22
Incumbent
In office
December 6, 2010-Present
Term ends
December 2, 2018
Years in position 4
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$90,526/year
Per diem$141.86/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
California State Assembly
2007-2010
Education
Bachelor'sCalifornia State University
Ph.D.Indiana State University
Personal
Place of birthLa Puente, CA
ProfessionOptometrist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Edward Hernandez is a Democratic member of the California State Senate, representing District 22. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Hernandez is an Adjunct Professor of Optometry, Southern California College of Optometry and an optometrist. He is the former President of the California Board of Optometry and California Optometric Association.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hernandez served on the following committees:

California Committee Assignments, 2013
Business, Professions, and Economic Development
Governance and Finance
Governmental Organization
Health, Chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hernandez served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Hernandez served on these committees while a member of the California State Assembly:

Issues

Political Courage test

Hernandez did not provide answers to the California State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test informs voters how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.[2]

Legislative scorecard

Capitol Weekly, California's major weekly periodical covering the state legislature, publishes an annual legislative scorecard to pin down the political or ideological leanings of every member of the legislature based on how they voted on an assortment of bills in the most recent legislative session. The 2009 scores were based on votes on 19 bills, but did not include how legislators voted on the Proposition 1A (2009). On the scorecard, "100" is a perfect liberal score and "0" is a perfect conservative score.[3][4]

On the 2009 Capitol Weekly legislative scorecard, Hernandez ranked as a 78.[5]

Hernandez's sponsored legislation includes:

  • AB 26 - Public contracts: bid preferences
  • AB 681 - Confidentiality of medical information
  • AB 1126 - The Public Employees' Healthcare Act

For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.

Elections

2014

See also: California State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of California State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Incumbent Ed Hernandez (D) was unopposed in the blanket primary and defeated write-in candidate Marc Rodriguez (R)[6] in the general election.[7][8][9]

California State Senate, District 22, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEd Hernandez Incumbent 64.8% 63,570
     Republican Marc Rodriguez 35.2% 34,468
Total Votes 98,038

2010

See also: California State Senate elections, 2010

Hernandez was eligible but did not seek re-election in 2010. He instead ran for the district 24 seat of the California State Senate. Hernandez won uncontested in both the primary and general election.[10]

2008

In 2008 Hernandez was elected to the California State Assembly District 57. Hernandez (D) finished with 71,953 votes while his opponent Victor Saldana (R) finished with 36,576 votes.[11]

California State Assembly District 57
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Edward Hernandez (D) 71,953
Victor Saldana (R) 36,576

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hernandez is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Hernandez raised a total of $2,477,365 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 17, 2013.[12]

Edward Hernandez's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 California State Senate, District 24 Not up for election $836,669
2010 California State Senate, District 24 Won $868,543
2008 California State Assembly, District 57 Won $117,414
2006 California State Assembly, District 57 Won $654,739
Grand Total Raised $2,477,365

2012

Hernandez was not up for election to the California State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Hernandez raised a total of $836,669.
California State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Edward Hernandez's campaign in 2012
Southern California Pipe Trades District Council 16$10,800
United Nurses Association of California/Union of Healthcare Professionals$9,800
California State Council of Laborers$8,700
California Dental Association$7,900
California Association of Health Underwriters$7,800
Total Raised in 2012$836,669
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Hernandez raised $755,078 in contributions.[13]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Local Societies Of The California Optometric Association (Lscoa-Pac) $15,600
California Optometric Association $15,600
California Association Of Realtors $15,600
California Teachers Association $11,700

2008

Below are Hernandez's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[14]

Contributor 2008 total
CA Professional Fire Fighters $8,256
Walgreens $6,600
CA Dental Assoc $6,450
CA Defense Counsel $5,100
United Healthcare Workers West $4,700

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in California

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Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of California scorecards, email suggestions to scorecards@ballotpedia.org.

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2014

In 2014, the California State Legislature was in session from January 6 to August 30.[15]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "to limit the undue influence of Big Money in politics in California."
Candidates for office were scored on their responses to a survey "on whether they support legislation for more disclosure on political ads and public financing of campaigns."

2013

In 2013, the California State Legislature was in session from December 3, 2012 to September 13, 2013.[16]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills supported by ACS.
Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental issues.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills and letters signed supported by CHS.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills lobbied for and against by CLF.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills supported or opposed by CPC.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "family values."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that "affect the lives of California seniors and their families."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "consumer rights."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills supported by EQ CA.
Legislators are scored on their votes on "taxpayer-related issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills supported or opposed by PP.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills selected by SC California as most important to the state's environmental quality.

2012

In 2012, the California State Legislature was in session from January 4 to August 31.[17]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills supported by ACS.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "to limit the undue influence of Big Money in politics in California."
Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental issues.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills and letters signed supported by CHS.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills lobbied for and against by CLF.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills protect water or promote safe and affordable water.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that "affect the lives of California seniors and their families."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "consumer rights."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills supported by EQ CA.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills supported or opposed by PP.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills selected by SC California as most important to the state's environmental quality.

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Kevin de León (D)
California State Senate District 22
2014–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Gloria J. Romero
California State Senate District 24
2010–2014
Succeeded by
Kevin de León (D)
Preceded by
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California State Assembly District 57
2006–2010
Succeeded by
Roger Hernandez