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Take 5: Lt. Gov. Candidate Ed Hernandez Stresses Health Care, Economic Development & Education



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Ed Hernandez is a former Assemblyman who represents the 22nd District in the California Senate.
The West Covina optometrist, a Democrat, is now running for the lieutenant governor’s seat held by termed-out Gavin Newsom.

Others in the Field

It’s a crowded race.
In addition to Hernandez, there are three other Democrats: Jeff Bleich of Piedmont, the former ambassador to Australia; former ambassador to Hungary Eleni Kounalakis of San Francisco, and San Diego attorney Cameron Gharabiklou.
There are also two Republicans in the field. They are David Fennell, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist who ran for the post in 2014; and perennial political candidate David Hernandez of Los Angeles.

Ed Hernandez Shares His Goals & Views

Hernandez met with GV Wire recently to discuss his candidacy on his latest stop in the Valley. Though he is best known, perhaps, for his health-care advocacy, Hernandez said that as lieutenant governor, he would use the “bully pulpit” of the office to also advance economic development and education.
In the video above, Hernandez talks about his campaign, high-speed rail, college tuition increases, the proposed “plastic straw law” and government accountability.

David Taub has spent most of his career in journalism behind the scenes working as a TV assignment editor and radio producer. For more than a decade, he has worked in the Fresno market with such stops at KSEE-24, KMJ and Power Talk 96.7. Taub also worked the production and support side of some of TV sports biggest events including the Super Bowl, the NBA Finals and NASCAR to name a few. Taub graduated from the University of Michigan with dual degrees in communications and political science. You can contact David at 559-492-4037 or at Send an Email