A husband, father, grandfather, practicing optometrist, State Senator and local small business owner

State Senator Ed Hernandez is running for Lieutenant Governor to make the California Dream a reality for all our working class families throughout this state. From San Diego to Humboldt and every community in between, he will continue to expand access to healthcare, lower the cost of prescription drugs, protect our environment, and make higher education more accessible and affordable. Senator Hernandez will keep fighting for our working families.

A father and grandfather, Hernandez has spent his life serving the healthcare needs of his community by bringing quality eye care to working families in the San Gabriel Valley.

The grandson of immigrants, Hernandez grew up in the working-class community of La Puente, worked his way through college, and built a successful small family business with his wife, Diane.

Senator Hernandez has never backed down from a fight with those seeking to harm Californians. He’s gone to war against Big Tobacco, helping pass California’s law increasing the smoking age to 21 years old. He’s fought Big Oil, supporting some of California’s landmark environmental laws. He’s stood up to Big Pharma and the increasing cost of prescription drugs.

As a healthcare provider, Senator Hernandez has spent his time in the legislature advocating for more affordable and accessible healthcare for Californians. Most recently, he has been recognized as a national leader in the fight against big pharmaceutical corporations by authoring landmark legislation cracking down on skyrocketing prescription drug costs by creating new, tough transparency rules to help lower drug prices.

Through his leadership in the State Legislature, Senator Hernandez has championed and advocated for laws to protect access to clean air and clean water, increase funding for schools and career education programs, and provide one year of free community college.

State Senator Ed Hernandez is helping lead the effort to end Sacramento’s culture of silence to protect people from sexual harassment, hold abusers accountable, and remove offenders from office.

Hernandez has repeatedly earned 100% legislative scorecards from the California Labor Federation and Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, which is why he endorsed by over 70 organizations representing working people, including California’s Firefighters, SEIU, the California Teachers Association, the California Nurses Association, California School Employees Association, State Building and Construction Trades Council of California and Controller Betty Yee. They know and believe he will stand up for working families against corporate special interests.

Senator Hernandez is the only candidate for Lieutenant Governor with a proven record of fighting for progressive public policy in elected office. As Lieutenant Governor, he’ll fight for our California’s progressive values every day.