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Fernando Herrera

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Fernando Herrera
Candidate for
Texas House of Representatives, District 148

Political party Republican
Profession Small Business Owner, Firefighter
Website Campaign website
Fernando Herrera was a Republican candidate for the District 148 in the Texas House of Representatives in the November 2, 2010, state legislative elections.

Education

  • Degree in Fire Science, Houston Community College[1]

Professional Experience

  • Deputy Fire Chief
  • Founder/CEO of Herrera Products Corporation[1]

Issues

Herrera outlines his views on a number of issues on his campaign site:

Taxes

Excerpt:"All bills for raising revenue considered by the Texas legislature must originate in the House of Representatives. As a Texan, I understand the burden of these escalating taxes; furthermore, as a former small business owner, I understand the frustrations of increasing local and state government demands – property and margin taxes, permits for Dumpsters, automatic alarms, signs, etc."

Fiscal Responsibility

Excerpt:"The Texas legislature is responsible for the appropriation of all funds for the operation of state government. First and foremost, every penny should be spent wisely. Count on me to fight for tighter government spending without sacrificing services."

Security

Excerpt:"Security is one of the most basic of needs and Texans deserve to feel secure in their state and in their homes."

Education

Excerpt:"With a good education, one can work anywhere to earn a livelihood. Upon graduation, a student should have proficiency in reading, writing, and arithmetic, and be prepared to enter the workforce. A high school diploma should actually mean something."[1]

Elections

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Fernando ran for election to Texas House of Representatives District 148 and lost. He defeated Howard Gano, Jr. in the March 2 Republican primary and was defeated by incumbent Democratic candidate Jessica Cristina Farrar in the November 2 general election.[2]

Texas House of Representatives, District 148
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Jessica Farrar (D) 13,093 58,76%
Fernando Herrera (R) 9,790 41.32%

Campaign donors

2010

As of April 3, 2010, Herrera has raised $5,195 for his 2010 election campaign.[3] For updated figures, check the Texas Ethics Commission Filings.

His five largest contributors in 2010 are:

Donor Amount
Adams, Norman $1,000
Adams, Norman $1,000
Adams, Norman $1,000
Anderson, Darryl $250
Parker, Barry $200

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