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Daniel Hernandez

State Representative Daniel Hernandez is running to succeed retiring Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick in this district based around Tucson and its suburbs. He previously served as a intern for former Rep. Gabby Giffords (who held this seat for five years) and is largely credited with saving her life in those initial critical moments after a shooter attempted to take her life. When elected, Daniel will be the first openly LGBTQ Mexican American ever elected to Congress. This district was redrawn to remain one of the most competitive districts in the country.

Daniel Hernandez is an Arizona State Representative. He is running in an open Democratic seat based around Tucson; former Rep. Gabby Giffords – who Daniel interned for – previously held a version of this seat. Daniel was there on that tragic day when a would-be assassin attempted to take Gabby’s life (and killed and injured many others). He is largely credited with saving her life in those first moments after the shooting and keeping her alive until the EMTs arrived. Daniel was named a national hero by former President Barack Obama and attended the State of the Union as a guest of former First Lady Michele Obama. Inspired by Congresswoman Giffords’ 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 later elected to his local school board – where he became the youngest school board president in the district’s history – and then, a few years later, was elected to the Arizona State House. Daniel has remained a staunch advocate of national common sense gun safety measures.

When elected, Daniel will be the first openly LGBTQ Mexican American ever elected to Congress.