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- Pedro Hernandez
Senior Policy Coordinator
Pedro Hernandez is the son of immigrant agricultural workers. His experiences growing up in Watsonville, serving as a student trustee for the local school board, set in motion his commitment to community empowerment at a young age.
Pedro brings both experience and passion to electoral reform and community advocacy. He worked as an Associate at the Law Office of Robert Rubin where he specialized in claims under the California Voting Rights Act. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the Hastings Race & Poverty Law Journal, and as Political Chair at UC Hastings La Raza Law Students Association. He previously served as an Education Equity Fellow at Public Advocates, clerked at the Equal Justice Society and California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA), and externed at the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights.
Pedro previously served as the Deputy Director of FairVote California. He earned his bachelor's degree in Political Science, with a minor in American Studies, from the University of California, Davis; and J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he earned recognition for his outstanding achievement in providing pro bono legal services.
Posts by Pedro Hernandez
Posted on May 19, 2020
Justin Amash’s short-lived presidential campaign in this year’s election led to immediate vitriol and questions on how a third-party candidate may impact who becomes President. We proposes a simple fix to this problem: adopt #RankedChoiceVoting.
Posted on November 13, 2018
Alameda County stops the ranked choice tally once someone reaches 50%, so we finished out the count to get a clearer picture of Bay Area winners
Posted on September 19, 2018
Oakland's mayoral race - featuring nine candidates - highlight a busy ranked choice voting election in Calif.