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For Immediate Release
October 12, 2017
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
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Jacobson & Zilber Strategies PROMINENT STATE LAWMAKER JOINS COALITION SUPPORTING HERNANDEZ FOR LT. GOVERNOR
State Assembly Member Susan Talamantes Eggman Backs Hernandez for Lt. Gov.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA- Continuing his unrelenting support from leaders in every corner of California, today California State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez was endorsed by State Assembly Member Susan Talamantes Eggman in his bid for Lieutenant Governor of California.
In a statement released announcing her support for Hernandez’s campaign, Talamantes Eggman remarked:
“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.”
Significantly, this week 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, click on the screen shot below:
Unshaken by big moneyed special interests, Hernandez not only has taken on Big Pharma but also fought Big Tobacco, as the architect of California’s landmark law to raise the state’s smoking age to 21.
In addition to today’s news, Senator Hernandez has raised over $2 million for the statewide effort and has locked in far-reaching support across California. To view Senator Hernandez’ “Record of Progress,” digital video ad, click here or on the screen shot below.
Several months back, Senator Hernandez released his first digital video, titled “A California Story,” which can be viewed by clicking on the screen image below:
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.