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Take 5: Lt. Gov. Candidate Ed Hernandez Stresses Health Care, Economic Development & Education
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By David Taub, Senior Reporter
Published 6 years ago on
January 30, 2018

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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.
 

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David Taub,
Senior Reporter
Curiosity drives David Taub. The award-winning journalist might be shy, but feels mighty with a recorder in his hand. He doesn't see it his job to "hold public officials accountable," but does see it to provide readers (and voters) the information needed to make intelligent choices. Taub has been honored with several writing awards from the California News Publishers Association. He's just happy to have his stories read. Joining GV Wire in 2016, Taub covers politics, government and elections, mainly in the Fresno/Clovis area. He also writes columns about local eateries (Appetite for Fresno), pro wrestling (Off the Bottom Rope), and media (Media Man). Prior to joining the online news source, Taub worked as a radio producer for KMJ and PowerTalk 96.7 in Fresno. He also worked as an assignment editor for KCOY-TV in Santa Maria, California, and KSEE-TV in Fresno. He has also worked behind the scenes for several sports broadcasts, including the NCAA basketball tournament, and the Super Bowl. When not spending time with his family, Taub loves to officially score Fresno Grizzlies games. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Taub is a die-hard Giants and 49ers fan. He graduated from the University of Michigan with dual degrees in communications and political science. Go Blue! You can contact David at 559-492-4037 or at Send an Email

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