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For Immediate Release

September 26, 2017
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies

Scores Endorsement from Esteemed State Lawmaker Kansen Chu in Statewide Contest

LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA — Continuing to broaden his roster of support as he seeks the office of California Lieutenant Governor, today State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez locked down a significant endorsement from State Assembly Member Kansen Chu.

Representing California’s 25th Assembly District, which spans from northern California’s south bay to the east bay, state lawmaker Kansen Chu announced his backing of Senator Hernandez’ Lt. Governor bid by releasing the following statement:

“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.”

Today’s announcement follows last week’s endorsement from State Assembly Member Laura Friedman. It also comes on the heels of recent news that the California State Legislature passed Senator Dr. Hernandez’ landmark SB-17, a drug transparency bill, which aims to address the cost of life-saving prescription drugs. The bill won widespread bi-partisan support.

Senator Hernandez’ latest digital video ad, titled, “Life or Death,” features a moving testimonial from Kendall Renee, a nationally renowned activist and singer, who is allergic to more than 95% of foods and carries at least four EpiPens with her at all times.

Renee, whose story has been reported on nationally, from Good Morning America to Ability Magazine and more, used to pay $90 per EpiPen. Today the same drug costs her over $600 each.

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:



Beyond today’s announcement, Senator Dr. Hernandez’ campaign has released an expansive list of over 400 endorsements from grassroots activists, community leaders, federal, state and local elected officials, public safety groups and close to 50 labor unions.

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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