For Immediate Release
February 26, 2018
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies
MAJOR NORCAL PUBLIC SAFETY ORG SIDES WITH HERNANDEZ FOR LT. GOV
Contra Costa County Deputy Sheriffs Association Join Far-Reaching Public Safety Coalition Endorsing Senator Ed Hernandez’s Statewide Campaign
LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA — Following news that he was the top vote getter among delegates at the California Democratic Party convention over the weekend, today State Senator Ed Hernandez secured a major endorsement from the Contra Costa County Deputy Sheriffs Association in his campaign for California Lieutenant Governor.
In announcing their endorsement, Contra Costa County Deputy Sheriffs Association’s President Shawn Welch released the following statement:
“Contra Costa County Deputy Sheriffs are proud to endorse Senator Ed Hernandez for Lieutenant Governor. He is the only candidate in the race with extensive experience fighting for working families, protecting retirement benefits, expanding healthcare for all Californians, and working with law enforcement to improve the safety of our local communities. We believe there is one clear choice ready to lead California, and that choice is Ed Hernandez.”
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.
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.