Dec. 7, 2010 -- The Los Angeles Times' Patrick McGreevy reports that California State Senate President Pro-Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) has selected Ed Hernandez (D-East Los Angeles) to replace Elaine Alquist (D-San Jose) as chairman of the Senate Health Committee for the 2011-12 legislative session. Hernandez represents the 24th Senate District and previously represented the 57th Assembly District last session.
According to his Senate campaign website, Dr. Hernandez is an optometrist, as is his wife Diane. Sen. Hernandez also served on the Assembly Health Committee.
The following are the top ten contributors to Hernandez's campaign by interest group:
|General Trade Unions||$109,500|
|Public Sector Unions||$104,455|
|Pharmaceuticals & Health Products ||$52,200|
|Lawyers & Lobbyists||$31,334|
|Beer, Wine & Liquor||$21,200|
|Telecom Services & Equipment||$21,040|
Contributions above are for the last four years of available data, Jul 1, 2006 - Jun 30, 2010. Contributions from political parties and from other candidates are not included in the "Top 10" lists. Contributions data provided by the National Institute on Money in State Politics (FollowTheMoney.org).