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Edward P. Hernandez


Edward P. Hernandez

Edward P. Hernández
Member of the California Senate
from the 24th district
Assumed office
December 6, 2010
Preceded by Gloria Romero
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 57th district
In office
December 4, 2006 – December 6, 2010
Preceded by Ed Chavez
Succeeded by Roger Hernandez
Personal details
Born (1957-10-17) October 17, 1957 (age 56)
Montebello, California
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Diane Hernández
Children Valerie
Residence West Covina, California
Alma mater Indiana University
California State University, Fullerton
Profession Optometrist

Edward P. Hernández (born October 17, 1957[1]) is a California State Senate member and Democrat representing the 24th district since 2010. He serves as the Chair of the Senate Committee on Health for the California State Senate.[2] Previously, he served in the California Assembly, representing the 57th Assembly District from 2006 until 2010, when he reached his term limit. The district includes the cities of Azusa Baldwin Park Covina, La Puente, and West Covina. Hernández is a native of La Puente and he graduated from Bassett High School. Hernández earned his bachelors degree from California State University, Fullerton and he earned his optometry degree from Indiana University. In 2000 and 2001, Hernández served as president of the California Optometric Association. Prior to serving in the Assembly, he was President of the California Board of Optometry.

Hernández has stated that his main legislative priority is working toward to provide health insurance for the uninsured in California. He has donated his time and skills from his training to the community by providing free eye care to low-income children and working with the local schools to examine the eyes of thousands of school children. He also has given free care to at-risk diabetic patients.

Hernández is married to Diane, also an optometrist, and they have two daughters. The Hernández family resides in Azusa.

2010 Election

In 2010, Hernández ran a successful campaign for the California State Senate, to represent the 24th Senate district.

External Links (and source)

  • Official Assembly Biography


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