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'sUniversity of California Riverside
ProfessionSales and Management
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.



  • Bachelor of Arts, Sociology with Business Management emphasis from University of California Riverside


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Hernandez listed the following priorities in a biographical submission to Ballotpedia.[2]

"Cutting the income tax, preventing fires, protecting schools, fixing the structural issues in our budget process, build a reserve and increase California's competitiveness in being a place for jobs, economic growth and overall growth."



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 Brian Maienschein (R) and Ruben "RJ" Hernandez (D) were unopposed in the blanket primary. Maienschein will face Hernandez in the general election.[3][4]


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.[5][6]

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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