Roger Hernandez

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Roger Hernandez
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California State Assembly District 48
Incumbent
In office
December 6, 2010-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 4
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Assistant Majority Whip
2011-2012
Compensation
Base salary$90,526/year
Per diem$141.86/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
Prior offices
West Covina City Council
2003-2010
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of California, Riverside
Master'sUniversity of La Verne (2005)
Personal
BirthdayJuly 29, 1975
Place of birthEl Monte, California
ProfessionProfessor
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Roger Hernandez (b. July 29, 1975) is a Democratic member of the California State Assembly, representing District 48. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. He served as Assistant Majority Whip from 2011-2012.

He formerly served as a board member of the Rowland Unified School District from 2000 to 2003, and as a council member for the City of West Covina from 2003 to 2010.

Biography

Hernandez earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of California Riverside, his Master's in Governance Certificate from the California School Boards Association and his M.A. from the University of La Verne in 2005. His professional experience includes working as a professor at Rio Hondo Community College.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

California Committee Assignments, 2013
Governmental Organization
Health
Labor and Employment, Chair
Utilities and Commerce

2011-2012

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

Elections

2014

See also: California State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of California State Assembly will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Incumbent Roger Hernandez (D) and Joe M. Gardner (R) defeated Mike Meza (I) in the blanket primary. Hernandez will face Gardner in the general election.[1][2]

California State Assembly, District 48 Blanket Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRoger Hernandez Incumbent 48.5% 13,254
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoe M. Gardner 40.9% 11,187
     Independent Mike Meza 10.5% 2,878
Total Votes 27,319

2012

See also: California State Assembly elections, 2012

Hernandez won re-election in the 2012 election for California State Assembly District 48. Due to redistricting following the 2010 census, he was displaced from District 57. He advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Mike Meza (I). Hernandez defeated Joe Gardner (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

California State Assembly, District 48, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRoger Hernandez Incumbent 59.4% 74,642
     Republican Joe M. Gardner 40.6% 50,927
Total Votes 125,569
California State Assembly, District 48 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRoger Hernandez Incumbent 43.4% 14,625
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Gardner 45.6% 15,344
     Independent Mike Meza 11% 3,698
Total Votes 33,667

Hernandez initially decided to run for U.S. Congress, but withdrew from the race to run for re-election instead.

2010

See also: California State Assembly elections, 2010

Hernandez defeated Alfonso Contreras in the June 8 primary election. He then defeated Republican Brian A. Gutierrez in the November 2 general election.[5][6]

California State Assembly, District 57 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Roger Hernandez (D) 52,763
Brian A. Gutierrez (R) 25,699
California House of Representatives, District 57 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Roger Hernandez (D) 9,984
Alfonso Contreras (D) 5,259

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hernandez is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Hernandez raised a total of $1,388,921 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 14, 2013.[7]

Roger Hernandez's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 California State Assembly, District 48 Won $778,890
2010 California State Assembly, District 57 Won $610,031
Grand Total Raised $1,388,921

2012

Hernandez won re-election to the California State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Hernandez raised a total of $778,890.
California State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Roger Hernandez's campaign in 2012
California Association of Realtors$15,600
California Teachers Association$11,400
Electrical Workers Local 11$10,000
Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters$10,000
Verizon$9,700
Total Raised in 2012$778,890
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Hernandez raised $610,031 in contributions.[8]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
California Association Of Realtors $15,600
Verizon $12,650
AFSCME California $11,700
Laborers Local 300 $11,500

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2013

In 2013, the California State Legislature was in session from December 3, 2012 to September 13, 2013.[9]

2012

In 2012, the California State Legislature was in session from January 4 to August 31.[10]

Controversies

Hernandez was arrested for driving under the influence on March 27, 2012 in Concord, California[11] and later charged with drunk driving.[12]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mike Davis (D)
California State Assembly District 48
2012–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Edward Hernandez
California Assembly District 57
2010-2012
Succeeded by
Ian Charles Calderon (D)