|U.S. House, California, District 21|
|Bachelor's||Fresno State, 1996|
was a 2014 Democratic
candidate who sought election to the U.S. House
to represent the 21st Congressional District
. He unsuccessfully ran for the district in 2012. He lost in the general election.
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. "
- See also: California's 21st Congressional District elections, 2014
Hernandez ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 21st District. Hernandez was defeated in the blanket primary on June 3, 2014.
|U.S. House, California District 21 Primary, 2014
David Valadao Incumbent
|| John Hernandez
|Source: The New York Times Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.
- See also: California's 21st Congressional District elections, 2012
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.
Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Hernandez's reports.
|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|
Breakdown of the source of Hernandez's campaign funds before the 2012 election.
|U.S. House, California District 21, 2012 - John Hernandez Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Winner
|Total Spent by Election Winner
|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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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 CNN, "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center," accessed December 1, 2012
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 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