Organizations

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CALIFORNIA NURSES ASSOCIATION

“Senator Ed Hernandez has brought compassion, inclusivity and innovative ideas to the State Legislature. It’s why he’s led on a range of healthcare issues, including backing single-payer healthcare. Senator Hernandez has a real, tangible record of delivering for patients, nurses, consumers and working families. We are proud to endorse Ed Hernandez for Lieutenant Governor of California.”
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CALIFORNIA TEACHERS ASSOCIATION

“The California Teachers Association is proud to announce our endorsement of Senator Ed Hernandez for California Lt. Governor. He’s been a leader in fighting for more investments in local neighborhood schools and in standing up for educators and our students. Senator Hernandez has been an effective state lawmaker when it comes to education policy and we know we’ll continue to be a champion for public education as our state’s next Lt. Governor. He has our full support.”

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CALIFORNIA FEDERATION OF TEACHERS  

“The California Federation of Teachers supports Dr. Ed Hernandez for Lieutenant Governor because he has fought in the State Legislature to invest more resources directly into the classrooms of our local K-12 schools. In the State Senate, he has proven his commitment to public education by working to increase our per pupil spending, allowing schools to hire more teachers and reduce classroom sizes. We know we can count on Dr. Ed to continue investing in our K-12 public schools, community colleges, and public universities.”
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SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION (SEIU) CALIFORNIA STATE COUNCIL 

“California’s working families need a proven champion in their next Lieutenant Governor. That’s why SEIU California State Council is proud to endorse Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez. He’s got an unmatched record of fighting for our members and the labor movement, and we know we can count on him to continue leading the charge for higher wages, universal healthcare, good benefits and a fair, growing and thriving middle class economy as our next Lieutenant Governor. From fighting against Big Pharma to address sky-high drug pricing and Big Tobacco to raise California’s smoking age to 21, to creating jobs and raising the state’s minimum wage, Ed Hernandez has been a bold and effective leader for working people. We look forward to doing everything we can to ensure he becomes California’s next Lieutenant Governor.”

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PEACE OFFICERS RESEARCH ASSOCIATION OF CALIFORNIA

“Senator Ed Hernandez is a champion when it comes to public safety and neighborhood security issues. He’s been a strong partner with law enforcement and peace officers to ensure that we have the resources we need combat crime, gangs and drugs and keep the public and local neighborhoods safe. These are a few of the reasons why PORAC and the local police officers that we represent from all corners of California are proud to strongly endorse Senator Ed Hernandez for California Lieutenant Governor. He’s the best choice for public safety.”

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STATE BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION TRADES COUNCIL OF CALIFORNIA

“Sen. Hernandez will make a great Lieutenant Governor. As a Senator, he has proven to balance the needs of all Californians, especially working families. He has demonstrated his policy expertise on education issues dealing with the University of California and the California State University System. His environmental record more than qualifies him to sit on the State Lands Commission, a key responsibility for the Lieutenant Governor. The Lieutenant Governor has a unique role in making sure that the voice of all Californians is represented at these institutions. We feel that the construction industry, especially the building trades members, will be well served with Ed Hernandez as Lieutenant Governor.”

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UNITE HERE

“UNITE HERE International Union, AFL-CIO, is extremely proud to endorse Dr. Ed Hernandez for Lt. Governor of California. From leading on smart healthcare policy to combatting the rising costs of drug prices to being a champion for working families and more, Dr. Ed has proven himself as a leader for all Californians. We need him as our next Lt. Governor.”

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TEAMSTERS JOINT COUNCIL 42

“Teamsters Joint Council 42 are proud to stand with Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez in his campaign for California Lt. Governor. He’s been a strong partner with our members to advance an agenda that helps lift up working people by creating good jobs, investing in job-training, raising wages, working to bring businesses to our state and protect workers’ rights. We know Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez will continue to be a champion for working families as our next Lt. Governor.”

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TEAMSTERS JOINT COUNCIL 7

“Teamsters Joint Council 7 are pleased to endorse Senator Ed Hernandez for Lt. Governor. He’s been a fighter for working families, pushing for a pro-worker and pro-middle class agenda that lifts all communities up. We are fully confident that he’ll be an ally and advocate for our members as California’s next Lt. Governor.”

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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PIPE TRADES DISTRICT COUNCIL 16

“The Southern California Pipe Trades District Council 16 is proud to endorse Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez for Lt. Governor of California. He’s been a forceful leader on behalf of working people, advancing worker protection policies, investing more in infrastructure that improves our economy and creates more good paying jobs, in increasing access to healthcare and in growing our middle class. His experience and qualifications are unrivaled in this race. We know Ed will be an ally and a champion for workers as their next Lt. Governor.”

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IBEW LOCAL 11

“The working men and women of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 11 are proud to strongly endorse Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez for Lieutenant Governor of California. Senator Hernandez has been a champion for working families, protecting their rights, increasing their access to healthcare, and expanding family sustaining middle class jobs. At the same time, he’s fought for more smart investments in infrastructure projects that create good paying jobs and strengthen our economy. Senator Hernandez is the best choice to lead California as our state’s next Lieutenant Governor.”

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UA LOCAL 250

“The working men and women of United Association (UA) Local 250 steamfitters and refrigeration fitters are proud to stand with Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez’ campaign for Lieutenant Governor. He has been a fearless fighter for workers’ rights, for investments in infrastructure, living wages, and a strong middle class throughout his career. We know he’ll make a great Lieutenant Governor for California.”

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ASSOCIATION OF CALIFORNIA STATE SUPERVISORS

“The Association of California State Supervisors (ACSS) is pleased to give our strong support to Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez and his campaign for Lieutenant Governor of California. Throughout his time in office, Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez has been an ally and a champion for our members and all working people. We are fully confident he’ll serve our members and every Californian well as our state’s next Lieutenant Governor.”

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CASE

“The CASE Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has unanimously endorsed Dr. Ed Hernandez, O.D., in his race to become California’s next Lieutenant Governor… During his tenure in the legislature, SenatorHernandezhas repeatedly shown that he understands the vital nature of the work of CASE’s legal professionals in defending the State’s treasury, prosecuting violent felons, protecting the environment, and ensuring the State’s compliance with complex federal mandates to ensure that California qualifies for its fair share of tax dollars from the federal government. As both a Member of the Assembly and now as a Senator, Dr.Hernandez has demonstrated he has the skills, knowledge, and temperament to serve as Lieutenant Governor. His comprehensive understanding of all aspects of state government combined with his experience running a medical practice make him uniquely qualified to understand how California government impacts real working professionals. CASE strongly supports Dr. Ed Hernandez, O.D. for Lieutenant Governor of California.”

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CALIFORNIA RESERVE PEACE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION

“The California Reserve Peace Officers Association is proud to endorse State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez for Lieutenant Governor. Senator Hernandez has long been an ally of public safety and law enforcement and we know he’ll be a strong advocate for improving neighborhood security as California’s next Lieutenant Governor. He is battle-tested, experienced and has proven himself to be a leader for all Californians.”

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CALIFORNIA PHARMACISTS ASSOCIATION

“Dr. Ed Hernandez has long led the charge in California to increase access to high quality, affordable healthcare. We know, because our members and our association have partnered with him on many of these issues. We also know that he will place the health of Californians at the forefront of the Lieutenant Governor’s office. The California Pharmacists Association is proud to endorse Dr. Ed Hernandez for Lt. Governor because he’s a true champion for patients, pharmacists, consumers, children and families, and all Californians.”

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SACRAMENTO POLICE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION

“The Sacramento Police Officers Association is pleased to endorse Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez for Lt. Governor. Ed has shown great dedication to improving public safety and neighborhood security, and he’s been a strong ally with law enforcement. We are fully confident that he will continue this tradition as California’s next Lt. Governor. These are a few of the reasons why we believe Ed Hernandez is the best choice.”

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UNITED STEELWORKERS (USW) LOCAL 675

“The United Steelworkers Los Angeles and Orange County Locals are proud to endorse Ed Hernandez for California Lieutenant Governor. He’s been a bold advocate for working families, good paying jobs, increased access to healthcare, livable wages, strong benefits and protections for workers’ rights. We believe Ed is the best choice and we are with him 100%.”

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CALIFORNIA STATE ASSOCIATION OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS (IBEW)

“The California State Association of Electrical Workers is proud to endorse Dr. Ed Hernandez for Lieutenant Governor. Dr. Ed Hernandez has consistently been a steadfast champion for better jobs, better working conditions, and better standards of living for working families. As our Lieutenant Governor, he will continue to work to create good middle-class jobs, and we are proud to give him our support.”

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PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS IN CALIFORNIA GOVERNMENT (PECG)

“The Professional Engineers in California Government is pleased to announce our strong support of Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez for California Lieutenant Governor. His expansive track record of fighting for smart infrastructure project investments combined with his unyielding commitment to standing up for workers underscores why we’re confident he’ll be a strong partner with us as California’s next Lieutenant Governor. We know Ed will be effective and bring the statewide leadership we need to the office.”

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PAINTERS AND ALLIED TRADES DISTRICT COUNCIL 36

“The Painters and Allied Trades District Council 36 are proud to endorse Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez for Lieutenant Governor of California. He’s been a fierce advocate for working people, for good jobs, livable wages, expanded access to quality healthcare, protections for workers’ rights and a strong, robust middle class economy. We believe Ed is by far the best choice for working families and all Californians as our next Lieutenant Governor.”

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PAINTERS AND ALLIED TRADES DISTRICT COUNCIL 16

“We are endorsing Ed Hernandez for California Lt. Governor because throughout his career in public office, he’s pursued pro-worker and pro-middle class agenda, backing Project Labor Agreements, local hire, prevailing wage, investments in infrastructure that create jobs, and a thriving and fair middle class economy. Ed Hernandez is the best choice for Lt. Governor of California.”

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 INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SMART LOCAL 105

“We are proud to stand with State Senator Ed Hernandez. He’s been a champion for working families and job creation, for project labor agreements, for livable wages, protections for collective bargaining and a strong middle class. We’re pleased to endorse Ed Hernandez for Lieutenant Governor of California.”

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IBEW LOCAL 441

“On behalf of the 2,200 members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers local union 441, it is with great pleasure we offer our official endorsement of your candidacy for Lieutenant Governor. It is imperative we support a candidate who knows the importance of supporting working families and creating a strong middle-class based economy. Because of your commitment to protect collective bargaining and organizing, and your fundamental belief in a livable wage with solid benefits, we believe you are the right choice for the working men and women of California. We are confident you will make an extraordinary Lieutenant Governor.”

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CALIFORNIA’S NURSE PRACTITIONER'S

“The California Association for Nurse Practitioners is proud to strongly endorse Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez for Lieutenant Governor of California. He’s been a longtime partner and ally with our members in his efforts to expand access and coverage of healthcare for Californians. We are fully confident that Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez will be an extraordinary Lieutenant Governor who will continue his tradition of pushing for broader healthcare coverage as a statewide leader. He has our full support.”

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AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AMF) LOCAL 47

“The American Federation of Musicians Local 47 are pleased to announce our strong endorsement of Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez for Lieutenant Governor of California. He shares our priorities of working to keep the entertainment industry right here, in California. Ed has long been a partner and an ally with us to protect workers’ rights, ensure good wages and benefits, and also in keeping California as the entertainment capitol of the world.”

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CALIFORNIA STATE COUNCIL OF LABORERS

“The California State Council of Laborers are proud to endorse Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez because he’s delivered time and again for working families. Whether it’s investments in infrastructure projects and construction that creates good paying jobs and boosts our California economy or his work of expanding access to healthcare and retirement benefits, Senator Hernandez has been there, fighting for our members. We know he’ll make an outstanding Lieutenant Governor of California.”

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CALIFORNIA CONFERENCE OF MACHINISTS

“The California Conference of Machinists are pleased to endorse Senator Ed Hernandez for Lieutenant Governor of California. He’s shares our agenda of a strong, middle class California economy with livable wages, good jobs and benefits for workers, as well as universal healthcare coverage. We know Senator Hernandez will bring strong and principled leadership across the state as our next Lieutenant Governor.”

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AMALGAMATED TRANSIT UNION (ATU) LOCAL 1277

“ATU Local 1277 is pleased to endorse Senator Ed Hernandez for Lt. Governor. He’s got a solid record of fighting for working families, good jobs and a strong, thriving middle class. We know he’ll be a bold force for workers as California’s next Lt. Governor.”
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CALIFORNIA LATINO LEGISLATIVE CAUCUS

“The California Latino Legislative Caucus is pleased to strongly endorse State Senator Ed Hernandez for California Lieutenant Governor. He has been a bold force on behalf of Latino families and all Californians, fighting for forward-thinking immigrant rights laws, better schools, environmental protections, more good paying jobs and a thriving middle class. We know he’ll make an extraordinarily effective statewide leader that will make our members and people across California proud.”

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CALIFORNIA STATE COUNCIL OF PIPE TRADES

“The California State Council of Pipe Trades is proud to give our strong support to Senator Ed Hernandez’ campaign for Lt. Governor. He’s been a bolder leader for working people in the state legislature, advancing policies that raise wages, protect workers’ rights, increase access to quality healthcare and enhancing investments in apprenticeship programs that help workers learn a skill and trade that puts them on a path to the middle class. We believe that Senator Ed Hernandez is the best choice for working families for Lt. Governor.”

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CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL SCIENTISTS

“The California Association of Professional Scientists is pleased to strongly endorse State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez for Lieutenant Governor of California. Senator Hernandez has a deep understanding of the critical importance of science and its contributions to the common good of our state, and more broadly, to our collective society. Moreover, Senator Hernandez has proven himself as a leader who recognizes and values the essential work our state scientists do — protecting our food, water, air, public health and natural resources. He’s been there for our members time and again and we’re proud to stand with him in his campaign across California.”

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ENGINEERS & ARCHITECTS ASSOCIATION

“As a longtime optometrist, Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez has made healthcare a priority. His pro-working families record speaks for itself. He’s fought for workers’ rights laws, investments in infrastructure that help create more good paying jobs, ensured better wages and benefits, and he’s worked to increase access to healthcare. Furthermore, Senator Hernandez’ efforts to take on Big Pharma to lower prescription drug prices shows that he’s got guts and is willing to go to bat for patients, working people and all Californians. These are a few of the reasons why the Engineers & Architects Association are proud to endorse his campaign for Lt. Governor.”

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EL MONTE POLICE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION

“The El Monte Police Officers’ Association are proud to give our wholehearted support to Senator Ed Hernandez for Lt. Governor. He’s built up a strong public safety record, whether it’s helping to ensure local police have the tools we need to combat crime or that we have the resources we need to improve neighborhood security. We know Senator Ed Hernandez will be an extraordinary Lt. Governor for public safety and all the people of California.”

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TRANSPORTATION COMMUNICATIONS UNION LOCAL 1315 

“State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez has been a champion for working people. He’s fought for workers’ rights and protections, better wages, good benefits and a strong, thriving middle class economy. We’re pleased to announce our enthusiastic support of his campaign for California Lieutenant Governor because we know he will fight for working families all across our state.”

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UNITED UNION OF ROOFERS, WATERPROOFERS AND ALLIED WORKERS LOCAL 36

“Senator Ed Hernandez is a proven leader when it comes to standing up for working people. He’s fought for a fair economy, a strong middle class and protections for workers. We are pleased to endorse Senator Ed Hernandez for California Lt. Governor because he’s the best choice for working families.”

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LOS ANGELES & ORANGE COUNTIES BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION TRADES COUNCIL 

“There is no candidate better equipped, more qualified or prepared to stand up for working men and women as our next Lieutenant Governor of California than Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez. In the State Assembly and State Senate, he has stood in solidarity with working families, investing in job-training programs and infrastructure projects, he’s helped to create family sustaining middle class jobs, and more. Senator Hernandez’ proven pro-jobs, pro-worker, pro-middle class agenda and background are why we’re absolutely thrilled to endorse him for California Lieutenant Governor.”

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INTERNATIONAL UNION OF OPERATING ENGINEERS LOCAL 12

“The working men and women of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 12 are proud to strongly endorse Senator Ed Hernandez for California Lieutenant Governor. From advancing policies that lift up working families to job creation, pushing for Project Labor Agreements, more infrastructure investments to his work protecting the rights of workers, Ed Hernandez has been a force on behalf of our members and the broader labor movement. We know he’ll continue this tradition as Lieutenant Governor, working to create an economy that works everyone, not just those at the top.”

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CALIFORNIA STATE RETIREES

“The California State Retiree (CSR) Board of Directors has voted unanimously to endorse your campaign for California Lieutenant Governor. CSR and its 36,000 members appreciate your strong support for the defined-benefit pensions and health care benefits of state retirees. We also applaud your work to help slow runaway prescription drug prices. For these reasons, CSR is proud to endorse your campaign and looks forward to working with you.”

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IRON WORKERS LOCALS 416 & 433

“The working men and women of the Iron Workers Locals 416 and 433 are thrilled to announce our strong support of Senator Ed Hernandez for Lieutenant Governor of California. He’s fought vigorously for an economy that works for all people, not just those at the top. This includes working to build a strong, thriving middle class, investments in job-training programs, more good paying and family sustaining jobs, increased access to healthcare, good benefits and more. Senator Ed Hernandez is the only candidate with a proven record of standing up for working families in the race for Lieutenant Governor and we’re proud to endorse him.”

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INTERNATIONAL LONGSHORE AND WAREHOUSE UNION (ILWU) LOCALS 13, 63, AND 94 

“We’re proud to announce our strong support of Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez’ campaign for California Lieutenant Governor. Throughout his career in public service, Dr. Ed has stood with working people, fighting for an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top. He’s fought to make healthcare more affordable and accessible, stood with labor to push for more job-training programs, infrastructure investments and workers’ rights laws. Senator Ed Hernandez is the only candidate with a proven record of standing up for working families, and we’re thrilled to endorse him. As Lieutenant Governor, we know he will be a key ally with us to ensure that America’s Port maintains its competitiveness and that good paying middle class jobs at the Port are secure and protected.”
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ORANGE COUNTY EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION  

“The Orange County Employees Association is pleased to endorse Senator Ed Hernandez for Lt. Governor. Throughout his tenure in the State Legislature, he’s been a strong voice in the fight to improve working conditions, ensure workers receive a fair and livable wage, and expand affordable healthcare coverage for all healthcare coverage for all. He’s the only candidate in the race with a track-record of standing with working people and effecting real change in California. We know Ed will be an advocate for our members as our next Lt. Governor, and we are proud to give him our support.”

Federal

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Congresswoman Judy Chu

“I’ve worked with Ed for years. He’s a tireless advocate for the people he represents, and a progressive champion for social and economic justice causes, as well as for improving Californians’ access to high quality healthcare. We need Ed’s bold leadership across the state. For these reasons, among many others, I’m proud to endorse Ed Hernandez for Lt. Governor.”

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Congresswoman Karen Bass

“Ed Hernandez is a compassionate leader, driven by his desire to help disadvantaged communities, consumers, and working families. He’s developed a broad resume in the private sector as an optometrist and small business owner, and as a public servant, who has fought to increase access to healthcare coverage, improve our education system, raise wages for workers, address climate change and combat the rising costs of prescription drugs. I know he’ll make an excellent Lieutenant Governor for the people of California. I’m proud to endorse him.”

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Congresswoman Norma Torres

“Having served in both the State Assembly and State Senate, Ed Hernandez has developed a wealth of knowledge when it comes to understanding the structure and functionality of state government, as well as what works and what needs improvement. It’s one of the key reasons why he’s been such a forward-thinking innovator and a real change-maker in Sacramento. Ed gets that California can and should do better when it comes to standing up for working people, patients and our children. It’s why we need Ed as our next Lt. Governor. I know he’ll work tirelessly to bring real progress and to get things done for all Californians. I’m with Ed 100%.”

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Congresswoman Grace Napolitano

“Dr. Hernandez is a true public servant. He’s passionate about all the people he serves, as well as being a true leader on healthcare reform. He knows how to bring people together, build consensus in order to solve problems, and get things done. I’m ecstatic about his campaign for Lt. Governor and it’s why I’m proud to give him my wholehearted support. I know he’ll be an outstanding Lt. Governor for ALL Californians.”

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Congressman Juan Vargas

“I’m proud to endorse Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez for Lieutenant Governor of California. He’s got the experience, skill-set, drive and vision that we need to move California forward. I know he’ll make an exceptional statewide leader for all Californians.”

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Congressman Ted Lieu 

“I’m pleased to support Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez for Lieutenant Governor of California. His dynamic background in the private sector as an optometrist and small business owner combined with his extensive track record in the state legislature, from job creation to environmental projection, to economic and social justice causes, along with a wide array of other legislative accomplishments demonstrates Ed’s deep experience, his effectiveness and his readiness to lead as California’s next Lieutenant Governor.”

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Congressman George Miller (ret.)

“Senator Ed Hernandez will bring a dynamic background, proven skills and the forward-thinking vision that we need from our next Lieutenant Governor of California. I know he’ll be an effective and forceful leader for the people of our state and I’m proud to give him my strong support.”

State

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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra

“Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez is a leader with integrity and vision. He’s a fighter for everyone who works hard to have a chance to get ahead. As a state Senator and former Assemblyman, he has fought tirelessly to expand access to affordable health care and higher education, improve public safety and grow middle-class jobs. I’m proud to endorse him for Lieutenant Governor of California. With Dr. Ed in this role, hardworking families statewide will gain a leader who’s got their back.”

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California State Controller Betty Yee

“Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez is my choice for California Lieutenant Governor. As a legislator, he has been a champion for consumers, children, working families, and taxpayers, informed by his private sector experience as a doctor and small business owner, Dr. Hernandez is dedicated to furthering economic development, educational opportunities, and environmental protection as our next Lieutenant Governor. Please join me in supporting Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez for California Lieutenant Governor.”

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Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon

“State Senator Ed Hernandez represents a rare combination of integrity, a no-nonsense approach to public policy and an unyielding commitment to improving peoples’ lives. He’s proven himself as a remarkable, pragmatic progressive, who knows how to lead by solving problems and getting things done. I know Dr. Hernandez will make an extraordinary Lt. Governor for California. I’m proud to endorse him.”

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State Senator and Speaker Emeritus Toni Atkins

“Dr. Ed has proven himself as an outstanding state lawmaker and I know he’ll be an even better Lieutenant Governor. He’s someone who knows how to turn big ideas into action and tangible policies that create real, positive change. Like me, Dr. Ed shares an agenda focused on lifting all communities up, tearing down barriers that hold people back, and expanding equality for every Californian. I look forward to helping him become our next Lt. Governor.”

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Speaker Emeritus John Perez

“I’ve served in the legislature with Dr. Ed, and having witnessed firsthand his unique coalition building skills, ability to bring competing interests together to develop consensus, as well as his relentless pragmatism, I can attest to his fitness to serve as California’s next Lt. Governor. I’m proud to endorse Dr. Ed Hernandez because I know he’ll be a strong and effective leader for all Californians.”

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Lieutenant Governor (ret.) Cruz Bustamonte

“As someone who has lived and breathed the office of Lt. Governor of California, I witnessed firsthand the enormous importance of the job. From serving as President of the State Senate to serving as a UC Regent, a CSU Board of Trustees member, on the State Lands Commission, and as Chair of the Commission for Economic Development, this dynamic position comes with major responsibilities. That’s why I’m so excited to endorse Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez to be California’s 50th Lt. Governor. He’s battle-tested, experienced, and has a forward-thinking vision for how to use the office to create change by expanding educational opportunity and strengthening our economy. He is the best choice for the job.”

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State Senator Ricardo Lara

“Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez is my choice for Lt. Governor of California. He shares my vision on providing health care to our state’s undocumented individuals and worked with me as Chair of the Health Committee on this critical issue. Given the breadth of his experience in public policy stemming from his time in the State Assembly and State Senate, coupled with his dedication to healthcare issues having built his career as a doctor of optometry, I know that Dr. Ed will be an extremely effective and impactful Lt. Governor for everyone in our Golden State. I’m with him 100%.”

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State Senator Holly Mitchell

“Dr. Ed Hernandez is a proven leader. He works collaboratively with competing interests and gets things done. I know, because I’ve seen him in action in the legislature. Dr. Ed will be a forthright advocate on a range of issues, from healthcare access to delivering key social services, improvements for our schools, and more, as California’s next Lt. Governor. I’m pleased to support him.”

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State Senator Scott Wiener

“I’m proud to endorse my colleague State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez for Lieutenant Governor of California. He’s built a strong record of standing up for patients, consumers and working families as a fighter for increased access to healthcare and lowering the cost of prescription drugs. I know he’ll be an effective statewide leader who stands up for all Californians.”

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State Senator Jerry Hill

“Dr. Ed is someone who I’ve worked closely with on a range of issues, from healthcare access to job creation, improvements in our education system to environmental protections and more. He’s got vast experience when it comes to the state, but also brings immense understanding of the private sector as a small business owner and optometrist. Dr. Ed Hernandez is highly qualified to be California’s next Lt. Governor and I’m proud to give him my wholehearted support.”

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State Senator Bill Monning

“I’m pleased to support my colleague Senator Ed Hernandez for Lt. Governor. Like me, he shares an agenda focused on lifting up all communities, expanding our middle class, creating good paying jobs, protecting our environment and improving California’s local schools and colleges. Furthermore, having partnered with Ed on the Senate Health Committee, I’ve seen firsthand his unyielding commitment to increasing healthcare access and making it more affordable for all Californians. I know Ed Hernandez will make an exceptional Lt. Governor for the people of California.”

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State Senator Steven Bradford

“Ed Hernandez is a proven leader for working families, good jobs, safe neighborhoods, increased access to healthcare and a strong, progressive California. I’ve seen firsthand his abilities in the legislature and I can attest to his skills, his determination and his commitment to the people of our great state. I know he’ll make an extraordinary Lieutenant Governor and I’m proud to endorse him.”

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State Senator Isadore Hall (Ret.)

“I’m excited to announce my strong support of my good friend Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez for Lt. Governor of California. As a colleague and someone I deeply admire for his resolve and firm commitment to advancing smart, innovative public policies, I know that Dr. Ed will bring fearless and visionary leadership to the office of Lt. Governor. His work on education, healthcare, economic development and more, combined with his background as a doctor of optometry and a small businessman in the private sector makes him well equipped and highly qualified to serve. I know Dr. Ed will make California proud as our next Lt. Governor.”

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State Senator Mark Leno (Ret.)

“After working with Dr. Ed for many years in the state legislature, I can assure voters that he is not only well-equipped, highly qualified and exceedingly prepared, but also that he’s the right person for the job of Lt. Governor. Dr. Ed is passionate about people and smart public policy that improves lives. I know he’ll make California proud and that’s why I’m pleased to give Dr. Ed my wholehearted support.”

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State Senator Fran Pavley (Ret.)

“Throughout his career, Dr. Ed has been a strong advocate for environmental health, particularly when it comes to ensuring clean air and clean water. Given our time together in the legislature, I know that he’ll work vigorously to continue protecting our environment while also strengthening the middle class, expanding access to high quality healthcare and enhancing investments in our local schools and colleges to improve education for all. For these reasons, among many others, I’m proud to endorse Dr. Ed Hernandez for Lt. Governor.”

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State Senator Lois Wolk (Ret.)

“I’ve known and worked with Ed Hernandez for years. He’s a leader who has always put people and local neighborhoods first. Ed is driven, passionate and effective when it comes to creating change and developing smart public policy that improves peoples lives. I know he’ll make an extraordinary Lieutenant Governor for the people of our state. I’m proud to endorse him.”

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State Senator Connie Leyva

“California’s next Lt. Governor ought to be a leader with a proven track record who can hit the ground running on day one. The only candidate who meets that criteria is Dr. Ed Hernandez. Given the breadth of experience he’s had when it comes to crafting smart policies that improve lives coupled with his private sector background as a doctor and small business owner, I know that Senator Hernandez will make a remarkable Lt. Governor for our state. I’m with him 100%.”

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State Senator Ben Hueso

“I’m proud to endorse my friend and colleague Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez for Lt. Governor of California. Throughout his tenure in public office, Dr. Ed has worked to put people and local neighborhoods first. Whether it’s creating good paying jobs, investing more in public schools, increasing access to higher education, ensuring strong protections for our environment or improving our healthcare system, he’s been a champion on so many issues for the people of our state. I know he’ll make Californians proud as our next Lt. Governor.”

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State Senator Jim Beall

“I’m endorsing Dr. Ed Hernandez because he’s proven himself as a bold advocate for the working poor, for children, families and patients. We need his expertise, his unrivaled work ethic and his determination in the office of Lieutenant Governor.”

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State Senator Ben Allen

 “Dr. Ed Hernandez has been great to work with in the state legislature. His experience, wisdom and compassion will prepare him to meet the challenges in the years ahead as our next Lt. Governor. He has my wholehearted support.”

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State Senator Josh Newman

“Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez understands that politics as usual won’t get the job done for everyday Californians. His broad background in the private sector, as a doctor and small business owner, combined with his record of public service in the legislature, shows that he can think creatively about how to solve California’s biggest challenges. I’m confident he’ll make Californians proud as our next Lt. Governor. Dr. Ed has my enthusiastic support.”

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State Senator Bill Dodd

“California needs Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez as our next Lieutenant Governor. He’s spent his time in public office focused like a laser on improving the quality of life for the people he represents, on issues ranging from job training to help for small businesses, environmental protections, improvements in our education system, increasing access to healthcare and much more. I know he’ll bring the same focus, resolve and proven approach to the office of Lieutenant Governor as he works to move California forward. I’m proud to endorse him.”

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State Senator Cathleen Galgiani

“I’ve worked with Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez for years. We’ve partnered on a range of important policies from access to healthcare to improvements for local neighborhood schools, public safety issues to job creation and so much more. We share a common goal of lifting up all communities, broadening the middle class and expanding economic opportunity for all Californians. Having seen firsthand Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez’ work ethic, his values and his abilities up close in the legislature, I know for certain that he’ll make a great Lt. Governor for California. He’s got my full support.”

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State Senator Mike McGuire

“Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez understands we’ve made real progress in California since the Great Recession. We’re now number one in America in job growth, but far too many families continue to struggle to make ends meet. Dr. Ed has been a champion for our most vulnerable, for working families and for consumers and patients. Dr. Ed helped lead the way to increase California’s minimum wage, he’s been focused on job-training for our students, making college more accessible and combatting high drug prices. We need Dr. Ed as our state’s next Lt. Governor to continue California’s progress and to ensure our economy works for everyone.”

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State Senator Richard Roth

“I’ve seen how Dr. Ed Hernandez operates in the battlefield of Sacramento, and I can attest to his strong courage of standing up for the core principles that he believes in, fighting for disadvantaged communities, the voiceless, and working families. He’s excelled as a Senator, working to increase access to healthcare, improve schools, make college more affordable and improve public safety. For these reasons among others, I know he’ll make Californians proud as our next Lt. Governor. I’m thrilled to support him.”

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State Senator Anthony Portantino

“It is vital now, more than ever, that California continues to be a beacon and a model for inclusivity, progress and innovation. To do that, we’ve got to have proven and accomplished leaders in key positions to help lead the charge in our state. That’s why I’m proud to endorse Senator Ed Hernandez for Lt. Governor. He’s got a deep grasp of how California state government works but he also brings immense business know-how and knowledge stemming from his long career in the private sector as a doctor and small business owner. I know Senator Hernandez will make an exceptional Lt. Governor for California.”

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State Senator Henry Stern

“Senator Ed Hernandez will make for a prudent and productive Lt. Governor. I’m honored to support him.”

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State Senator Marty Block (Ret.)

“The job of Lt. Governor of California is an important one that impacts a broad spectrum of issues across the state. Given his wide-ranging background in policy and in the private sector, I believe that Dr. Ed Hernandez is by far the best choice for the job. He’s got the experience, skill-set and know-how to excel in the job on behalf of all Californians. I’m proud to endorse Dr. Ed Hernandez.”

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State Senate President pro Tempore Don Perata (ret.)

“Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez has a rock-solid resume stemming from his work as an optometrist, a small business owner, a State Assembly Member and as a State Senator. Throughout his career, he’s put patients, consumers, the poor and working families first. Dr. Ed is well versed on the major challenges impacting California and he’s well equipped to tackle them head-on as our state’s next Lieutenant Governor. I’m proud to endorse him.”

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State Assembly Speaker pro Tempore Kevin Mullin

“I’m endorsing Senator Dr. Hernandez for Lieutenant Governor because I know we can count on him to be a voice for all Californians. He’s shown his dedication to our state as a leader who fights for healthcare access for all, for lower prescription drug prices, for safer neighborhoods, better schools and a thriving middle class economy. I know he’ll make our state proud as its next Lieutenant Governor.”

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State Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon

“I’ve always known Dr. Ed Hernandez to be an inclusive, responsive and effective leader for the people he represents. He cares deeply about our future and the challenges my generation faces regarding student debt, college affordability and good paying jobs. These are precisely the characteristics that Californians will be expecting from their next Lt. Governor. That’s why I’m pleased to endorse Dr. Ed. I know he’ll work hard to move California forward and create a future in which we can all be successful.”

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State Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez

“Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez is well-prepared to lead as California’s next Lt. Governor. He’s battle-tested, a proven champion for the poor and for working people, and is someone who knows how to build consensus among opposing interests in order to get things done. I’m proud to endorse Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez.”

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State Assembly Member Tony Thurmond

“Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez is a tireless advocate for California’s children, families and working people. His unyielding drive for excellence when it comes to advancing good government policies, investing in local neighborhood schools, expanding higher education, increasing healthcare access, bolstering job-training, enhancing public safety and pushing for more environment protections is precisely the leadership we need from our next Lieutenant Governor of California. These are just a few of the reasons why I’m pleased to announce my support of Senator Hernandez. I know he’ll make our state proud.”

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State Assembly Member Reggie Jones-Sawyer

“Ed Hernandez is a hard working, highly principled and dedicated lawmaker. We’ve worked together to raise the state’s minimum wage, create good paying jobs, combat the drought, improve our local schools while making our higher education system reflective of the diversity of our state, and of course, expanding access to healthcare. I’ve seen Ed in action, his tenacity, consensus building abilities, and problem-solving focus. These are a few of the reasons why I’m pleased to endorse him to be our next Lieutenant Governor of California.”

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State Assembly Member & Democratic Caucus Chair Mike Gipson

“Our next Lieutenant Governor must be someone with deep knowledge of our state, who is well versed on a range of issues spanning from higher education to jobs to the environment, and who is willing to work tirelessly on behalf of every Californian. I’ve just described why I’m supporting Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez. His resolve and dynamic background, coupled with his forward-thinking vision and pragmatism are what’s needed for the job. I know Senator Dr. Hernandez will bring all this and more to the office of Lieutenant Governor.”

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State Assembly Member & LGBT Caucus Chair Evan Low

“From leading the charge to championing the cause to expand access to healthcare, protecting our environment and advocating for workers’ rights, Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez has long fought the good fight. We need his pragmatism, forward-thinking ideas and his effectiveness across California. These are a few of the reasons why I’m supporting Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez for Lieutenant Governor.”

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State Assembly Member Eloise Gomez Reyes

“Ed Hernandez understands that California is at a critical crossroads. With so much dysfunction in Washington, he recognizes that this is a moment for our state to step up to the plate and to serve as a beacon for the nation when it comes to delivering progressive, inclusive and compassionate policy. It’s why I think he’s the best choice to be California’s next Lieutenant Governor. From expanding access to healthcare, combatting climate change, protecting workers’ rights, raising wages or a range of other social and economic justice causes, I know he will be a champion for all Californians. I’m proud to endorse Ed Hernandez.”

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State Assembly Member Rudy Salas

“The Central Valley needs a Lieutenant Governor who understands the issues that matter to our local neighborhoods. That’s why I’m pleased to give my strong support to Ed Hernandez. He’s spent time in our communities, listened to residents’ concerns, and has fought for issues that our region cares about, from pushing for clean water access to job creation, infrastructure investment and education system improvements and more. I know Senator Dr. Hernandez will make an outstanding Lieutenant Governor.”

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State Assembly Member Phil Ting

“I’m supporting Senator Ed Hernandez because he’s got a rock-solid record of fighting for the people of California, whether it’s disadvantaged communities, immigrants, working people, consumers, the poor or the middle class. He’s taken on the big pharmaceutical corporations, stood shoulder-to-shoulder with working families, combatted pollution in order to address climate change and improve our environment, and he’s worked to make California’s education system more accessible to people of all socio-economic backgrounds. I know Ed will be an exceptional Lieutenant Governor for all Californians.”

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State Assembly Speaker (ret.) Fabian Nunez

“Dr. Ed Hernandez is the best candidate for the job of Lieutenant Governor. He’s got dynamic expertise in state government and in the private sector, not to mention in healthcare. Moreover, we need a thoughtful, inclusive, and progressive leader like Dr. Ed serving Californians statewide, and fighting against the backwards agenda of Washington, D.C. He’s capable, accomplished and has the skills needed to be successful for our state. I’m pleased to endorse Dr. Ed.”

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State Assembly Member (ret.) Rich Gordon

“In the state legislature, Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez and I collaborated on a range of issues, from working on California’s economic recovery and job creation, to improvements in our local neighborhood schools, increased funding for higher education and public safety. I’ve witnessed firsthand his ability to work with competing interests in order to advance smart public policy that creates positive change. Having worked directly with Dr. Ed, I know that he is solid, committed, and prepared. These are a few of the reasons why I’m pleased to announce my support of Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez’ campaign for Lieutenant Governor of California.”

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State Assembly Member Miguel Santiago

“Dr. Ed Hernandez has been a warrior for working people, for patients, for consumers and for children and families. His background is far-reaching, stretching from private sector experience as a doctor and small business owner, to his work in public service as a state lawmaker who has led the way on innovative policies that improve peoples’ lives. We need Dr. Ed as our next Lt. Governor. I’m thrilled to back his campaign.”

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State Assembly Member Sharon Quirk-Silva

“I’m pleased to endorse Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez for Lieutenant Governor of California. His expansive background in the private sector and in state government show that he’s both experienced and well-equipped to serve. Moreover, Ed has a wide-ranging record of advancing smart public policies like creating jobs, improving schools, expanding healthcare access, protecting our environment while enhancing public safety, all of which point to the fact that he’s proven himself as a champion for all Californians.”

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State Assembly Member Bill Quirk

“I’m pleased to give my enthusiastic support to Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez for Lieutenant Governor of California. He’s fiercely dedicated to advancing social and economic justice causes and being an advocate for consumers, patients, working families and the poor. During his time in the legislature, he has worked to make healthcare more available to all California residents. I know he’ll be a Lieutenant Governor we can both count on and be proud of. I’m with Ed 100%.”

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State Assembly Member Patrick O’Donnell

“I’m supporting Senator Ed Hernandez for Lieutenant Governor because, like me, he’s passionate about improving our local schools and making higher education more accessible and affordable. Throughout his time in office, Ed has worked tirelessly to help lift up Californians on a broad spectrum of issues, from raising wages to investing more in our education system, and from combatting pollution to expanding equality to all, protecting workers’ rights and so much more. I know he’ll make a terrific Lieutenant Governor for the people of our state.”

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State Assembly Member Ed Chau

“California needs Dr. Ed Hernandez’ brand of pragmatism, his deep knowledge of the private sector and state government, and his tenacious, unyielding drive for delivering results for the people he represents. From improving our schools to increasing access to healthcare, making California more economically competitive to protecting our environment, Dr. Ed’s been a champion for the people of our state, and I know he’ll make us all proud as our next Lt. Governor.”

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State Assembly Member David Chiu

“Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez and I both believe that healthcare is a human right, not to be a privilege for only those who can afford it. That’s why we’ve been close collaborators in the State Capitol, working to combat the skyrocketing costs of prescription drugs and to increase access to healthcare. Senator Dr.Hernandez has also been a champion for workers, for more good jobs, for a clean environment, and for affordable higher education. I’m proud to strongly endorse my friend, Ed Hernandez, for Lieutenant Governor.”

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State Assembly Member Jim Wood

“I’m pleased to endorse Dr. Ed Hernandez for Lt. Governor. He’s proven himself as a tireless fighter for the voiceless, for disenfranchised communities, and for common sense laws that lift up all people. Dr. Ed’s got the experience, the guts and the vision that we need in our next Lt. Governor.”

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State Assembly Member Jose Medina

“I’m endorsing Dr. Ed Hernandez because there’s no doubt in my mind that he’ll bring valor, boldness and vision to the office of Lt. Governor. His dynamic background, deep knowledge of California and his broad skill-set, combined, make him the best choice to serve. I know Dr. Ed will be an exceptional leader for all Californians.”

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State Assembly Member Anna Caballero

“Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez has been a bold advocate for innovative reforms to combat the rising cost of drug prices and to increase access to healthcare. He has championed real investment in public education and in growing the middle class. He not only talks-the-talk, but he walks-the-walk. He has built coalitions to help deliver results. Dr. Hernandez is an effective leader and that’s why I support him as our next Lieutenant Governor.”

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State Assembly Member Rob Bonta

“Senator Hernandez is highly qualified and well-prepared to serve as our next Lieutenant Governor. Having collaborated with him in the legislature on a variety of issues, from healthcare access to innovative economic development policies, education issues and more, I’ve seen his firm dedication to creating smart public policies that genuinely improve the lives of everyday Californians. Senator Hernandez will serve the state well as its next Lieutenant Governor and I’m pleased to support him.”

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State Assembly Member Al Muratsuchi

“California needs Dr. Ed Hernandez leading as our next Lieutenant Governor. He’s battle-tested, and brings compassion, inclusiveness and effectiveness to state government. Plus, Dr. Ed’s got a strong track record in the private sector as an optometrist and small business owner. I’m fully confident that as Lieutenant Governor, he’ll work tirelessly to create good jobs, make college more affordable and protect our environment. He’s got my strong support.”

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State Assembly Member Freddie Rodriguez

“With so much on the line for California in the years ahead, it’s critical that our state has a Lieutenant Governor who is experienced, has a broad skill-set, and brings vision and dedication to the job. That’s why I’m proud to endorse Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez. He’s highly-qualified and well-prepared to serve.”State Assembly Member Jim Cooper: • “Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez is my choice for Lieutenant Governor of California. He’s a bold thinker, passionate about fighting for the voiceless, for working people and the middle class. Ed has always been an inclusive leader who stands up and fights for the people he represents.”

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State Assembly Member Eduardo Garcia

“Ed Hernandez is a man of great integrity, vision and compassion. His background as an optometrist, small business owner, State Assembly Member and State Senator make him uniquely qualified to serve as our state’s next Lieutenant Governor. Having worked with him in the legislature on a range of issues, from healthcare expansion to job creation and improvements to our education system, I believe Ed is the best choice for the job. I’m pleased to endorse him.”

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State Assembly Member Ken Cooley

“For the many years I’ve known him, Ed Hernandez has been a courageous warrior on behalf of the people of California. He’s delivered for working people, children and families, consumers, for a clean and safe environment, for equality for all and a robust middle class economy. We need Ed’s innovative ideas and his forward-thinking approach to governing across California, which is why I’m thrilled to endorse him for Lieutenant Governor of California.”

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State Assembly Member Bonnie Lowenthal (Ret.)

“Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez and I worked together on the Health Committee in the State Assembly. While there, and throughout his time in the State Senate, he’s been a champion for expanding access to healthcare. He’s also fought vigorously to improve our education system, create more good jobs and protect our environment. Given the breadth of his experience, Dr. Ed has all the credentials, values and the vision that we need from our next Lt. Governor. I’m pleased to endorse him.”

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State Assembly Member Mike Allen (Ret.)

“Ed Hernandez is someone I have tremendous respect for. He’s a legislator who has always pursued excellence in governing, whether it’s making California work better or ensuring that the state is effectively delivering crucial services to its people, from environmental protections to good schools, safe neighborhoods and access to quality healthcare. We need Ed’s strong, optimistic and determined leadership across the state, and that’s why I’m thrilled to endorse him for Lieutenant Governor of California.”

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State Assembly Member Todd Gloria

“Senator Ed Hernandez is the best choice for Lieutenant Governor of California. He’s led a remarkable career in the private sector as well as in the State Legislature and has demonstrated a commitment to a range of progressive causes that we, as Californians, value. I know from working with him that Ed is up to the task of helping to lead our great State. I’m proud to stand with him for Lieutenant Governor.”

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State Assembly Member Ash Kalra

“Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez is the best choice for Lieutenant Governor of California. He’s smart, experienced, compassionate and tenacious. I’ve admired his resolve when it comes to increasing access to healthcare, particularly as it relates to low-income communities. Representing Silicon Valley, I also appreciate Ed’s understanding of how our state should better utilize technology to improve the lives of all Californians. I’m proud to endorse him.”

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Superintendent of Public Instruction (Ret.) Jack O'Connell

“I’m proud to endorse Senator Ed Hernandez because he’s long been an advocate for students, classroom teachers and local neighborhood schools. As California’s next Lieutenant Governor, I know he’ll fight to improve our education system by increasing investments in local schools, community colleges and universities to ensure that California students gain the knowledge they need to succeed in today’s ever-evolving 21st century economy.”

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Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson

“I’m proud to endorse Senator Ed Hernandez because he’s long been an advocate for students, classroom teachers and local neighborhood schools. As California’s next Lieutenant Governor, I know he’ll fight to improve our education system by increasing investments in local schools, community colleges and universities to ensure that California students gain the knowledge they need to succeed in today’s ever-evolving 21st century economy.”

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State Assembly Member Chris Holden

“I’ve seen firsthand Ed Hernandez’ leadership skills, his abilities to bring competing interests together, build consensus around key issues, and get things done. He’s an effective lawmaker and I know he’ll be an effective Lieutenant Governor of California for the great people of our state. I’m proud to give him my wholehearted support.”

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State Assembly Member Susan Talamantes Eggman

“Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez has spent his time in public office fighting for those without a voice, for patients, working people, immigrant communities and all Californians. He’s been a forward-thinking leader on a range of issues, taking on Big Pharma to address skyrocketing prescription drugs, taking on Big Tobacco to raise the smoking age to 21, advancing healthcare for all, creating jobs and so much more. I’m confident he’ll make a strong Lt. Governor for California and I’m proud to endorse him.”

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State Assembly Member Kansen Chu

“Senator Ed Hernandez is a leader with immense integrity and California values. I’ve seen this firsthand through his efforts to create change by enacting smart public policy in the legislature on a range of issues. Ed is also passionate about building a fair economy that works for all people, where businesses, working families and all Californians can thrive. I’m pleased to give Ed Hernandez my wholehearted support in his campaign for California Lt. Governor. I know he will make all Californians proud.”

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State Assembly Member Laura Friedman

“Senator Ed Hernandez has been fearless in taking on Big Pharma and Big Tobacco to improve the health and safety of patients and working families. From addressing sky-high drug prices to raising California’s smoking age to 21, to creating more good paying jobs and building a fair economy that works for all Californians, he’s got the experience, abilities and vision that we need in our next Lt. Governor. I’m pleased to endorse Senator Hernandez.”

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State Assembly Member Cecilia Aguiar Curry

“I’m deeply grateful for this endorsement from one of our state’s most widely respected leaders, State Assembly Member Cecilia Aguiar Curry. Her backing adds to our campaign’s growing support throughout the state. I’m looking forward to collaborating with her in the weeks and months ahead to push for a forward-thinking agenda that includes creating more good paying middle class jobs, protecting clean air and clean water, ensuring better schools for students and increasing access to healthcare.”

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State Senator Christine T. Kehoe (Ret.)

“Ed Hernandez is deeply knowledgeable about our state. He’s got the policy chops, is battle-tested, and isn’t afraid to take on entrenched special interests in order to deliver for the people of California. We’ve seen it in his efforts to raise the smoking age to 21, lower prescription drug prices, improve schools and build a fair economy. For these reasons among many others, Ed Hernandez is my choice for Lt. Governor. I’m proud to endorse him.”

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LA County Supervisor Hilda Solis

“Ed is someone who knows how to balance tackling the big ideas while also making sure that even the smallest tasks and concerns get addressed. He’s passionate about delivering excellence in public service and in diving deep into public policy to develop common sense solutions to peoples’ everyday challenges. I know he’ll make an outstanding Lt. Governor for California and I’m proud to endorse him.”

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Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg

“Californians need bold leadership in the office of Lt. Governor, and that’s precisely why I’m pleased to announce my strong support of Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez. Having served in the Senate with him, I witnessed firsthand Ed’s effectiveness and his unyielding commitment to problem-solving and delivering results. I’m fully confident he’ll make an outstanding Lt. Governor.”

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Santa Barbara County Supervisor Das Williams

“Ed Hernandez has all the qualities, skills and the experience that we need from our next Lieutenant Governor. He’s smart, knows how to work with people of all backgrounds, has a deep understanding of public policy, is willing to fight vigorously for the people he represents, and he’s an effective leader. In working together in the legislature, I witnessed his abilities and his resolve to pass laws that create positive change on a range of issues. I know he’ll make all Californians proud as our next Lieutenant Governor. I’m pleased to endorse his campaign.”

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Kern County Supervisor Leticia Perez

“I’m proud to endorse Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez for California Lt. Governor. From combatting the rising cost of prescription drug prices to working to make healthcare more accessible and affordable, to creating more middle class jobs and strengthening our economy, while improving neighborhood schools, he’s been a champion that we can count on. I know that Dr. Ed will be an ally, a fighter, and a champion for the Central Valley, for Kern County, and for all of California.”

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L.A. City Councilman Curren Price

“I’m supporting Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez for Lt. Governor, because having served with him in the State Assembly and State Senate, I know that he is an effective, fearless leader who knows how to get things done. He’s someone who understands how to lead, but also how to assemble coalitions among competing interests in order to build consensus and move forward smart policies that create positive change. I know Senator Hernandez will make an excellent Lt. Governor for California.”

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Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia

“I’m pleased to announce my strong support of Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez for Lieutenant Governor of California. Dr. Ed has been fearless in his pursuit to expand access to healthcare, in combating the skyrocketing prices of prescription drug costs, in raising California’s minimum wage, as well as in improving our local schools and making higher education more affordable. I know he’ll make an excellent Lieutenant Governor for our state.”

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L.A. County Assessor Jeffrey Prang

“Dr. Ed Hernandez is a hard-working, innovative and effective State Senator. He’s proven himself as a leader that local residents can count on to find real solutions to complex problems in Sacramento. I am confident that he will make an excellent Lt. Governor for the people of California. I am pleased to add my voice in support of Dr. Ed.”

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Los Angeles City Attorney and Co-Founder of Prosecutors Against Gun Violence Mike Feuer

“Senator Ed Hernandez is my choice for California Lieutenant Governor. We worked together in the legislature on a broad spectrum of policies, from enacting common sense laws that strengthen public safety to increasing funding for local neighborhood schools, investing in infrastructure to improve our economy and create good jobs, and increasing access to healthcare coverage. Ed has the background, skills and the abilities that we need from a statewide leader. I’m proud to endorse him.”

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Los Angeles City Council Member Bob Blumenfield

“As a former state lawmaker, I’ve seen Senator Ed Hernandez in action. He is deeply knowledgeable about issues impacting people all over California, and he’s proven himself as a leader for working families, for patients, students, environmental protections and a strong, thriving middle class economy. I’m proud to support his campaign for California Lt. Governor.”

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Los Angeles City Council Member Paul Koretz

“I’m endorsing Ed Hernandez because he’s extraordinarily qualified and well prepared to lead as our state’s next Lt. Governor. He’s battle-tested and has a tangible record of delivering on job creation, environmental protection, workers rights protections and increased healthcare access. We need Ed Hernandez as our next Lt. Governor and I’m thrilled to back his campaign.”

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Democratic National Committee Vice Chair Maria Elena Durazo

“Working people are under attack by this heartless, dysfunctional and chaotic federal government that’s spearheaded by Donald Trump. It’s all the more reason why we need proven champions for working families leading the charge against his backwards agenda in the largest, most forward-thinking state in the nation, right here in California. I’ve worked with Ed Hernandez over the years on a broad spectrum of issues, and I can attest to his strong record of standing in solidarity with working women and men, from enacting livable wages to protecting collective bargaining, ensuring that workers have a voice in the workplace and so much more. I’m pleased to endorse him for California Lieutenant Governor.”

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California Democratic Party Chair Eric C. Bauman

“I’m endorsing Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez for Lt. Governor because I know he’ll lead the charge to make sure our state works for all people, regardless of who they are or where they’re from. Furthermore, Dr. Ed and I have worked together on several key pieces of healthcare legislation, including bills to increase access to care by safely expanding the scope of practice of non-MD healthcare providers, such as Registered Nurses and Optometrists. That’s why, whether it’s fighting for working families, for patients and consumers, children, the poor, and women, or against discrimination, against bigotry, and against divisiveness, I know that Democrats and all Californians can count on Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez to be a champion for all of us.”

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California Democratic Party Vice Chair Alex Rooker

“Dr. Ed is a vigorous fighter for the issues and causes that California Democrats believe in. From standing up for poor and working class families, to pushing for smart policies that expand the middle class, Dr. Ed has been a champion for the great people of our state. Whether it’s healthcare and education issues or ensuring we have an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top, Californians would be well served with Dr. Ed helping to lead our state forward as its next Lt. Governor. I’m thrilled to support him.”

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California Democratic Party Chair (ret.) Art Torres

“I urge grassroots Democrats and progressives across our state to join me in supporting Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez for Lieutenant Governor. He’s delivered on so many progressive issues that we Democrats hold near and dear, from raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour to implementing President Obama’s Affordable Care Act in California through Covered California, of which I am on the board, to combatting sky-high prescription drug costs, fighting climate change and investing more in renewable energy to passing equal pay for equal work laws. He’s exceptionally qualified for the job and I’m proud to strongly endorse Senator Hernandez for Lieutenant Governor of California.”

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California Democratic Party Region 8 Director Doug Kessler

“Central Valley Democrats are uniting behind Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez‘ campaign for Lieutenant Governor because he understands the issues that matter to us and we know he’ll be an advocate and a champion for our local communities. We are excited about his campaign and plan to work hard to ensure that he wins.”

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Democratic National Committee Member Jess Durfee

“I’m endorsing State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez because he’s got an extensive track record when it comes to standing up for the values and principles that we Democrats believe in — standing up for the voiceless, fighting on behalf of the poor and working families, equality, environmental protection, livable wages and social and economic justice. I know he’ll make an extraordinary Lieutenant Governor for all Californians.”

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Democratic National Committee Member Jess Durfee

“I’ve known Dr. Ed for years. In fact, my Dad was an optometrist, like Dr. Ed. It’s how I first him. I’m proud to give my strong support to Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez for Lt. Governor of California. He’s got the guts, the brains and the background needed to lead on day one. Moreover, Dr. Ed has been a champion on a range of critical progressive causes, from working to lower prescription drug prices to expanding access to healthcare, environmental protections and building a fair economy with a growing middle class. He’s the best and most qualified candidate for the job.”