Tucson, AZ – Today, congressional candidate Daniel Hernandez announced he has received the endorsement of Arizona State Representative Lorenzo Sierra. Representative Sierra is a first generation college graduate and graduate of the Sunnyside School district. He knows what it takes to pursue and achieve the American dream. The two have teamed up to fight back against the spread of the pandemic and partisan attacks on our health care system.
“Showing up, standing up, and getting things done for people – not politics – is what a leader does,” said Sierra. “I consistently see this kind of leadership from Daniel, which is why I’m endorsing him for Congress.”
“I’m so proud to have earned Representative Sierra’s support,” said Hernandez. “As a fellow Latino growing up in Arizona, I have appreciated his leadership in the legislature and his commitment to serving working families. Our campaign for Congress is invigorated by his support.”
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.