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For Immediate Release

February 23, 2018
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies


Backing from State Assembly Member Adrin Nazarian, College Democrats at College of the Redwoods, Hubert Humphrey Democratic Club Underscores Senator Ed Hernandez’s Continued Momentum

LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA — On the heels of rolling out endorsements earlier this week from the United Food and Commercial Workers Western States Council, United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals, U.S. Congress Member Alan Lowenthal and the Los Angeles County Police Chief’s Association, today State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez earned a trio of key endorsements, including from:

  • State Assembly Member Adrin Nazarian
  • College Democrats at College of the Redwoods
  • Hubert Humphrey Democratic Club

Expressing his gratitude for the endorsements, State Senator Hernandez released the following statement:

“I’m deeply honored to have this support from State Assembly Member Adrin Nazarian as well as College Democrats at College of the Redwoods and the members of the Hubert Humphrey Democratic Club. Their support further validates our efforts of fighting for working families, neighborhood leaders, activists, progressives, immigrants and countless more Californians. I look forward to collaborating closely with them on my campaign as we gear up for the June primary election.”

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.

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.

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