Ruben Hernandez

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Ruben Hernandez
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Candidate for
California State Assembly, District 77
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sSociology, University of California Riverside
ProfessionSales and Management
Campaign website
Ruben "RJ" Hernandez is a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 77 of the California State Assembly. He ran unsuccessfully for the same seat in 2012.


Hernandez earned his B.A. in Sociology with an emphasis in Business Management from University of California Riverside.[1]


Campaign themes


Hernandez's website highlights the following campaign themes:[2]

Some Solutions
  • Eliminate the Minimum Franchise Tax [equals] More businesses!
  • Eliminate registration tags and save millions.
  • I came up with the CopperCop, which in 2011 I have gifted to the City and the State. (Patent Pending)
  • Home Fire Safe Program: replace vulnerable roofs through a public:private partnership with businesses, cutting costs and preventing fires.
  • Controlled burns to mitigate fire dangers.
  • Small Business coalitions made up of different but similar small businesses that share resources to compete against larger firms in price, access and service.
  • Have a direct say in how your taxes are being spent including different tiers for different options.[3]



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 be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Incumbent Brian Maienschein (R) and Ruben "RJ" Hernandez (D) were unopposed in the blanket primary. Maienschein will face Hernandez in the general election.[4][5]


See also: California State Assembly elections, 2012

Hernandez ran in the 2012 election for California State Assembly District 77. He advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Dustin Steiner (R) and Greg Laskaris (I). Hernandez was defeated by Brian Maienschein (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

California State Assembly, District 77, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Maienschein 60.1% 114,314
     Democratic Ruben "RJ" Hernandez 39.9% 75,824
Total Votes 190,138
California State Assembly, District 77 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRuben Hernandez 24.2% 23,075
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Maienschein 47.3% 45,071
     Republican Dustin Steiner 15.1% 14,406
     Independent Greg Laskaris 13.3% 12,639
Total Votes 95,191

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