Tucson, AZ – Today, congressional candidate Daniel Hernandez announced he has received the endorsement of CHC BOLD PAC, the political arm of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. BOLD PAC is spearheading efforts to diversify the House of Representatives and the Senate, all while championing our shared Democratic values. Their support will be crucial to keeping this seat in Democratic hands and protecting the House majority.
“Daniel Hernandez is a State Representative and former school board president who has been a tireless fighter for education, reproductive health care, survivors of sexual assault, and LGBTQ+ Americans. He is the son of a Mexican immigrant and is a first generation college graduate. He knows the everyday realities working families face and in Congress, he will be the kind of leader that will put politics aside and fight for issues that matter to them,” said CHC BOLD PAC Chairman Ruben Gallego. “At a time when our nation needs transformational leaders in Washington, BOLD PAC is proud to stand with Daniel because he shares our values, is committed to putting families first, and is running a strong campaign that can win.”
“BOLD PAC is leading the way in bringing more diverse voices to Congress and ensuring our government is more representative of our country. As a candidate who has the opportunity to become the first Latino representative from this district, I couldn’t be prouder to receive this endorsement,” said Hernandez. “I’m excited to have them on our team as we speak to Arizonans about growing our economy, making critical investments in our infrastructure and expanding access to health care.”
Daniel was born and raised in Tucson, his mother an immigrant from Mexico who came to the U.S. where she met Daniel’s father. A first-generation college student, Daniel attended the University of Arizona when he interned for then-Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and was there on the day of the tragic attack on her life which resulted in 6 deaths and 13 people injured. Daniel was the first to administer first aid to the Congresswoman before the EMTs arrived and was named a national hero by President Obama.
Inspired by Congresswoman Giffords’s commitment to public service, Daniel went on to advocate for access to reproductive health care and education as program manager for Raíz, Planned Parenthood’s Latino outreach program. He was also elected to his local school board, where he became the youngest school board president in the district’s history.
Since 2017, Daniel has served in the Arizona State House from District 2 and is a co-founder of the House LGBTQ caucus. In the House, he has worked with both Republicans and Democrats to pass bills protecting survivors of sexual assault and secure $20 million for school resource officers, counselors, and social workers. He also led the fight against legislation that would discriminate against LGBTQ Arizonans.
To learn more about Daniel please visit www.danielhernandezforcongress.com.