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John Hernandez was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 21st Congressional District of California. He lost in the general election.
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. "
- Excerpt: "The California High Speed Rail project is the jump start that could help trigger economic recovery in Central California."
- 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, 2012
Hernandez ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 21st District. He and David Valadao (R) advanced past the June 5, 2012, blanket primary, defeating Blong Xiong (D). They faced off in the November 6, 2012, general election and Valadao won.
Breakdown of the source of Hernandez's campaign funds before the 2012 election.
|U.S. House, California's 21st Congressional District, 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|