As a progressive lawmaker in Arizona, Rep. Hernandez is no stranger to fighting injustice. Driven by his passion for social justice and public service from a young age, he was elected to a school board at only 21 years old. Since then, he has tackled many issues at the state, local, and federal levels, including: gun violence prevention, LGBTQ equality, comprehensive immigration reform, and educational equity.
Words of Wisdom: "Being in the minority has meant that I have had to compromise and find ways to collaborate with my colleagues on the other side. If I don't, nothing gets done.”
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