State Representative Shane Hernandez has announced this week he plans to run for Congress. In a campaign video posted on YouTube, Hernandez said he’s running because he believes in the American dream because he’s lived it and wants to “protect it.” Hernandez referenced his service as a legislator in Lansing saying that he fought for what was right and got results.
In his time as a representative, Hernandez said he has opposed every effort to raise taxes, defend the unborn, and stand up for individual liberties. Hernandez currently represents the 83rd District in the Michigan House of Representatives, and serves as the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee and House Fiscal Governing Committee. He was a graduate of Cros-Lex High School and Lawrence Tech, and currently lives in Port Huron with his wife, Renee, and two children.
Congressman Paul Mitchell announced in July that he will not seek re-election for Michigan’s 10th District in the United States House of Representatives leaving the seat open for the 2020 election. Hernandez is the first candidate to publicly declare to be running, however, according to the Federal Election Commission, records indicate five others already have filed paperwork to run for the seat.
Reporting for WGRT, Mike Smith.