|U.S. House, California, District 21|
|Bachelor's||Fresno State, 1996|
Hernandez graduated from Fresno State with a degree in history in 1996. He then worked in the insurance industry with both Aetna and Prudential for nearly 10 years. In 2004, Hernandez was elected President of the Central California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Hernandez's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Small Business Development
- Excerpt: "Small Business in the US contributes to around ½ of the U.S. GDP and over half of the employment. The 21st District is no different. I will work for the Small Business community in our district to ensure they get their share of resources to help them participate in the inevitable rebound that will take place in the future California economy. "
- Renewable Energy & Infrastructure
- Excerpt: "I favor the continued development of solar, wind and other green technology in Central California. With the regions abundance of sunny days, the district is in an obvious location for the continued production of renewable energy resources and the manufacturing and service industries that revolve around it."
- 21st Century Job Training
- Excerpt: "Even with the extremely high percentages of unemployment in the 21st District there are far too many instances of companies not being able to find adequately trained employees to fill many of the limited jobs that are available in the area. "
California's 21st Congressional District is a battleground district in 2014 due to it being a Democratic leaning district currently held by a Republican incumbent. Incumbent David Valadao (R) and Amanda Renteria (D) triumphed in the blanket primary over John Hernandez (D). Valadao and Renteria will face off in the general election on November 4, 2014.
|U.S. House, California District 21 Primary, 2014|
|Republican||David Valadao Incumbent||63%||28,773|
|Source: California Secretary of State|
Hernandez ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 21st District. He and David Valadao (R) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Blong Xiong (D). They faced off in the November 6, 2012, general election and Valadao won.
|U.S. House, California District 21 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||David G. Valadao||57.8%||67,164|
|Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|John Hernandez (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 18, 2014||$0||$6,894||$(9,202)||$-2,307|
|U.S. House, California District 21, 2012 - John Hernandez Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Winner||$1,315,897|
|Total Spent by Election Winner||$1,181,113|
|Top contributors to John Hernandez's campaign committee|
|Committee for Hispanic Causes-BOLD PAC||$5,000|
|Communications Workers of America||$5,000|
|National Assn of Letter Carriers||$5,000|
|National Education Assn||$5,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Building Trade Unions||$15,000|
|Public Sector Unions||$11,000|
Hernandez and his wife, Karen, reside in Fresno County.
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- United States House of Representatives
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- California's 21st Congressional District elections, 2012
- California's 21st Congressional District
- CNN, "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center," accessed December 1, 2012
- Campaign website, "Meet John," accessed April 16, 2014
- Campaign website, "Positions," accessed April 16, 2014
- The New York Times, "California Primary Results," June 3, 2014
- California Secretary of State, "Official primary candidate list," accessed March 13, 2014
- California Secretary of State, "Unofficial election results," November 6, 2012
- Federal Election Commission, "John Hernandez April Quarterly," accessed May 5, 2014