Lydia Hernandez

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Lydia Hernandez
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Arizona House of Representatives District 29
Incumbent
In office
January 7, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$24,000/year
Per diem$35/day for the first 120 days of regular session and for special sessions and $10/day thereafter.
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Lydia Hernandez is a Democratic member of the Arizona House of Representatives, representing District 29. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012. She is also an at-large representative on the Governing Board of Cartwright School District in Arizona. Although she filed to run for re-election in the November 4, 2014, general election, the election was canceled due to a lack of contested races. Hernandez was appointed by the Maricopa County Governing Board to serve another term beginning on January 1, 2015.[1]

Hernandez was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 29 of the Arizona State Senate.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Arizona Committee Assignments, 2013
Financial Institutions
Government

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Hernandez's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[2]

Business Development

  • Excerpt: "The business atmosphere in District 29 is unique in that small businesses are very the very back bone of our business environment and have a deep stake in our community. We are also fortunate to include the major power centers in Westgate, the Cardinals Stadium, and the Coyotes Stadium. We must work together to make sure that all have the resources needed to continue thriving so that our community thrives with them."

Healthcare

  • Excerpt: "We must continue to increase funding for our healthcare industry so that the people have access to necessary services without the fear of being given an unaffordable bill. We must do everything in our power make sure those who call our community home are taken care of."

Education

  • Excerpt: "Improving education in our district is of the utmost importance. As a current Board Member of the Cartwright School District, I can attest to the fact that our schools in the Cartwright School District were failing. We made a lot of tough decisions, and now, we have the honor of saying that our schools are performing at a “B” level and are on track to be given “A’s”. We must increase our resources and be willing to make the tough changes when things aren’t working."

Community Services

  • Excerpt: "A large area of our district has long suffered from a lack of social infrastructure and crime related issues. I will continue to fight to direct more resources that our community needs to repair our districts infrastructure, and to afford every member the assurance of safety."

Elections

2014

House of Representatives

See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arizona State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 26, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 28, 2014. Martin Quezada defeated Lydia Hernandez in the Democratic primary. Crystal Nuttle was unopposed in the Republican primary. Quezada defeated Nuttle in the general election.[3][4][5]

Arizona State Senate District 29, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMartin Quezada 60.3% 12,133
     Republican Crystal Nuttle 39.7% 8,002
Total Votes 20,135


Arizona State Senate, District 29 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMartin Quezada 50.7% 3,342
Lydia Hernández 49.3% 3,252
Total Votes 6,594

Cartwright Governing Board

See also: Cartwright Elementary School District elections (2014)
Opposition

Two at-large seats on the Governing Board of Cartwright School District were set for general election on November 4, 2014, but the election was canceled due to a lack of contested races. Incumbents Steve Gallardo and Lydia Hernandez were both eligible to run for re-election, but Gallardo did not submit signatures to run for re-election. Newcomers John V. Gómez and Juan D. Hernandez both filed to run in the election against Hernandez. However, Juan Hernandez withdrew from the race making the two seats unopposed.[1][6]

Results

This election was canceled by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on September 10, 2014. John Gómez was appointed to his first term and Lydia Hernandez was appointed to a new term by the board of supervisors.[1]

2012

See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hernandez won election in the 2012 election for Arizona House of Representatives District 29. She and incumbent Martin Quezada defeated Martin Samaniego in the Democratic primary on August 28, 2012. She won the general election on November 6, 2012.[7][8]

Arizona House of Representatives, District 29, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLydia Hernandez 52% 21,870
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMartin J. Quezada Incumbent 48% 20,150
Total Votes 42,020
Arizona House of Representatives, District 29 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMartin Quezada Incumbent 36% 3,336
Green check mark transparent.pngLydia Hernandez 35.2% 3,262
Martin Samaniego 28.9% 2,681
Total Votes 9,279

2010

House of Representatives

See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2010

Hernandez ran for the District 13 House seat in 2010, but withdrew before the August 24 primary.

Cartwright Governing Board

Cartwright Elementary School District, At-Large General Election, 4-year term, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngLydia Hernandez Incumbent 41.8% 6,067
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Gallardo 35.5% 5,158
     Nonpartisan Danny Wilcox 21.9% 3,184
     Nonpartisan Write-in candidates 0.8% 117
Total Votes 14,526
Source: Maricopa County Recorder, "General Election November 2, 2010, Final Official Results," November 17, 2010

Campaign donors

State legislative campaigns

Comprehensive donor information for Hernandez is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Hernandez raised a total of $7,202 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 23, 2013.[9]

Lydia Hernandez's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arizona State House, District 29 Won $7,202
Grand Total Raised $7,202

2012

Hernandez won election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Hernandez raised a total of $7,202.
Arizona House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Lydia Hernandez's campaign in 2012
Hernandez, Lydia$1,795
Arizona Education Association$750
Gonzalez, Rosa$420
Nabozny, Julian Claudio$420
Reyes, Carmen$400
Total Raised in 2012$7,202
Source:Follow the Money

Governing Board campaigns

2014

Hernandez reported no contributions or expenditures to the Maricopa County Recorder's office. He did submit a $500 threshold exemption statements.[10]

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the 51st Arizona State Legislature was in session from January 13 to April 24.[11]

Legislators are scored on their stances on conservative fiscal policy.
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2013

In 2013, the 51st Arizona State Legislature was in session from January 14 to June 14.[11]

Legislators are scored on their stances on conservative fiscal policy.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to small business.
Legislators are scored on "their support of principles of limited constitutional government."
Legislators are scored on their stances on animals and animal protection.
Legislators are scored on their stances on secular policy.
Legislators are scored on their votes on "anti-environmental" and "anti-democracy" bills.

Endorsements

2014

House of Representatives

In 2014, Hernandez's endorsements included the following:[12]

  • Congressman Ed Pastor
  • Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Cartwright Governing Board

Hernandez did not receive any official endorsements for her governing board re-election campaign.

About CESD

See also: Cartwright Elementary School District, Arizona
Cartwright Elementary School District is located in Maricopa County, Arizona.
Cartwright Elementary School District is located in southwestern Arizona in Maricopa County. Phoenix is its county seat and the state capital. It is also the largest city in Arizona. In 2013, Maricopa County was home to 4,009,412 residents according to United States Census Bureau estimates. In the 2011-2012 school year, Cartwright Elementary School District was the 12th largest school district in Arizona and served 18,359 students.[13]

Demographics

Maricopa County slightly overperformed compared to the rest of Arizona in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 29.5 percent of Maricopa County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.6 percent for Arizona as a whole. The median household income for the county was $54,385 compared to $50,256 statewide. The poverty rate in Maricopa County was 15.8 percent compared to 17.2 percent statewide.[13]

Racial Demographics, 2013[13]
Race Maricopa County (%) Arizona (%)
White 84.7 84.0
Black or African American 5.7 4.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 2.7 5.3
Asian 4.0 3.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.3 0.3
Two or More Races 2.7 2.6
Hispanic or Latino 30.0 30.3

Presidential Voting Pattern, Maricopa County[14][15]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 602,288 749,885
2008 602,166 746,448
2004 504,849 679,455
2000 386,683 479,967

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[16]

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