Daniel Hernandez Receives Endorsement From Arizona State Representative Andrea Dalessandro

Tucson, AZ – Today, congressional candidate Daniel Hernandez announced he has received the endorsement of Arizona State Representative Andrea Dalessandro. Representative Dalessandro is a progressive champion and serves as the Arizona Lead for the National Council of Environmental Legislators. Hernandez has served with Dalessandro during the entirety of his time in the legislature. The two have been able to collaborate on expanding access to health care in rural areas and protecting Arizona’s natural resources. 

“Daniel Hernandez is a proven problem solver and I have seen his tenacity for public service first hand,” said Dalessandro. “Daniel will be the fierce advocate we need to make health care more affordable and invest in education. I am proud to give Daniel my endorsement and look forward to watching him continue to deliver for Southern Arizona in Congress.”

“I’m honored to receive Representative Dalessandro’s support,” said Hernandez. “I share her commitment to serving our communities and improving the lives of our neighbors. She has been an excellent mentor in the legislature and I’m so proud to have her on our team as we fight to keep this seat in Democratic hands.”

About Daniel Hernandez

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.