Meet John Hernandez
ABOUT JOHN HERNANDEZ
John Hernandez is the son of a Labor Union Career Railroad Man and a politically active mother who worked on behalf of veterans with the American GI Forum. John Hernandez worked his way through college at Food Maxx, where he joined the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1288, and graduated with a degree in history from Fresno State in 1996. John has lived in the Central Valley for nearly thirty years.
After graduation John spent 10 years working in the insurance industry with both Aetna and Prudential. In 2004 John Hernandez was elected President of The Central California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. During his tenure at the chamber, the organization and Hernandez have received numerous awards, national, regional and local, for work in helping businesses grow in Central California. He was honored as 2008 executive of the year from the US Hispanic Chamber for Region 1 and 2009 Executive of the year from the State Hispanic Chamber. Under his leadership the chamber was awarded the “Outstanding Partnership Award” in 2009 and 2011 by the Fresno County Board of Supervisors for the “Fair Today Work Tomorrow Job Fair,” a partnership between The Fresno County Department of Social Services, the Economic Development Corporation serving Fresno County and the Chamber. The Job Fair has had over 12,000 attendees and over 200 employers each year, and has become an important driver of job creation in an area battered by the economic downturn.
In 2009 John was named a recipient of the prestigious Top Dog Award that is awarded to accomplished Fresno State alumni. John and his wife Karen, have been married 17 years, and reside in Fresno County.
THE 21st CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT / LEAN DEMOCRATIC / DAVID VALADO
The 21st district represents heavily Hispanic areas in the southern Central Valley. The district has a Hispanic population of 72% with a CVAP of 49%. The voter registration advantage for Democrats is +16%, with Democrats making up 48% of the registered population. The 21st district does lean Democratic as shown by the recent performances of Obama and Brown in the newly drawn district.
THE 21st – BY THE NUMBERS
Hispanic – 72%
White – 18%
Black – 5%
Asian – 4%
Democrat – 48%
Republican – 32%
DTS – 17%
Previous Elections: Obama 55% vs. Romney 44% Obama 51% vs. McCain 46% / Brown 47% vs. Whitman 44%
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