*** No candidate for Lt. Governor has been endorsed by the CDP ***
For Immediate Release
March 20, 2018
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies
HERNANDEZ KEEPS RAKING IN PUBLIC SAFETY SUPPORT IN LT. GOV BID
Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Association Joins Extensive Law Enforcement Coalition Backing Ed Hernandez for Lieutenant Governor
LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA — In another reflection of his unrivaled public safety credentials in the race for California Lieutenant Governor, today State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez secured a major endorsement from the Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Association (PPOA). Hernandez has garnered over 30 public safety endorsements over the course of his campaign.
In announcing their endorsement of Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez for Lieutenant Governor, Brian Moriguchi, PPOA President, released the following statement:
“Ed Hernandez has built a record of standing up for public safety and the men and women on the front lines, even in tough times. As public safety officers, we appreciate Senator Hernandez’s willingness to keep the paths of communication open and his concerted efforts to seek our input on public safety and law enforcement issues. The Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Association is proud to stand with Ed Hernandez for Lieutenant Governor.”
In February, Senator Hernandez was the top vote getter among delegates at the California Democratic Party convention. With 1,157 votes cast in his favor at the California Democratic Party convention, Senator Hernandez received more delegate votes than any candidate running for Governor of California, where the top vote getter earned 1,087 votes, as well as more votes than California’s incumbent U.S. Senator, who received 1,023. Senator Hernandez triumphed at convention despite not surpassing the high 60% vote threshold required to win the endorsement.
Recently, State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez rolled out a new digital video ad, titled “Proven Progressive,” in his campaign for California Lieutenant Governor. The ad highlights some of the Senator’s high-powered endorsements, including from the California Nurses Association and the California Teachers Association, along with his 100% legislative voting scorecard from organizations like the California Labor Federation* and Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California Advocates*.
To view Senator Hernandez’ video ad, “Proven Progressive,” click here.
Significantly, recently California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez’ groundbreaking drug transparency bill, SB-17, into law. Senator Hernandez’ latest digital video ad, titled, “Life or Death,” features a moving testimonial from Kendall Renee, who is allergic to more than 95% of foods and carries at least four EpiPens with her at all times. Renee highlights Senator Hernandez’ efforts to combat skyrocketing drug costs in the ad.
To view Hernandez’ “Life or Death” spot.
To view Senator Hernandez’ “Record of Progress,” digital video ad, click here.
View Senator Hernandez first digital video, titled “A California Story,“.
A husband, father, grandfather, practicing optometrist, and local businessman, “Dr. Ed” (as he is known to his patients) has spent his life bringing quality eye care to predominantly low-income communities. As a health care provider, the need to improve access to health care for all Californians is what first drove him to run for office.
Since being elected to the Assembly in 2006 and the Senate in 2010, Dr. Ed Hernandez has been a leader on the implementation of federal health care reform – helping expand access to affordable health care, control costs, and improve the network of providers so people can actually get quality care when they need it. Dr. Ed has been a champion by expanding educational opportunity to qualified students overlooked by our public schools and universities, as well as a major proponent for government reform, including fixing a broken initiative system too often hijacked by billionaires and wealthy corporations. Dr. Ed Hernandez is running to take this experience, leadership, and vision to the next level by serving the people of California as their Lieutenant Governor.
For more information, please visit www.edhernandez4ca.com.