Hernandez Racks Up Out Of State Cash, Local Support Small

Daniel Hernandez has had a tough time recently due to the revelation that he lied about having a college degree. His tenure on the Sunnyside Unified School District Governing Board has won him few friends and as a result it appears he has had to seek money from deep-pocket donors outside Legislative District 2.

According to the most recent campaign finance filing report, Hernandez has only raised $200 from small donors, with the bulk of the funding coming from lobbyists and power company PACs.

Sergio Arellano, LD2 Chair for the GOP stated, “When you have someone that has based his whole career on lies, it becomes difficult to discern reality from fiction. How is one supposed to trust the word of someone that has so blatantly disregarded the people and the trust they placed in him. When the Latinos in Legislative District 2 see a politician like Hernandez, they say he’s trying to feed us oatmeal with a finger (Atole con el dedo). They are not going to trust that he will spend their contributions wisely.”

Office Sought Last Reported Party Year
State Representative – District 2 9/29/2016 Democratic 2016
Personal and Family Contributions (C1) Individual Contributions (C2) Contributions from Political Committees (C3) Small Contributions (C5) Total Income
$506.00 $73,768.97 $7,900.00 $200.00 $82,374.97

Contributions from individuals covers period 11/25/2014 to 9/19/2016

Brandt, Jan 748 Leigh Mill Rd, Great Falls, VA Retired $5,000.00
Brown, Drew 5219 N Casa Blanca Dr, # 39, Paradise Valley, AZ Chairman, DMB Assoc. $500.00
Feur, Sherry 14 Pepperwood Ln, Pepper Pike, OH Retired $500.00
Petznick, Earl 3920 E Sierra Vista Dr, Paradise Valley, AZ President, Northside Hay $400.00
Haydon, Gary 2440 E Sherry Ln, Queen Creek, AZ President, Haydon Building Corp. $500.00
Francis, Philip L 4469 E Moonlight Way, Paradise Valley, AZ Retired, None $200.00
Denise, Robert 3034 E Ocotillo Rd, Phoenix, AZ CEO, Hensley Beverage Com. $500.00
Swanson, James 6903 E Montreal Pl, Scottsdale, AZ CEO, Kitchell $300.00
Alvarez, Ruben 302 W Royal Palm Rd, Phoenix, AZ Managing Partner, The Molera Alvarez Group $500.00
Graham, John 5219 N Casa Blanca Dr, # 40, Paradise Valley, AZ President, Sunbelt Holdings $500.00
Harper, Oliver 7251 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ CEO, The Plaza Companies $200.00
Meyer, Robert 8330 E Via del Sol Dr, Scottsdale, AZ PRES CEO, Phoenix Childrens Hospital $200.00
Molera, Jaime 1030 E Hiddenview Dr, Phoenix, AZ Partner, Molera Alvarez Group $500.00
Tryhus, Gregg E 7377 E Doubletree Ranch Rd, Ste 100 Scottsdale, AZ President, Grayhawk Development $300.00
Wolfe, John L 250 Greenwood Dr, Cheshire, CT Vice President, Cox communications INC $500.00
Bidwill, Michael J PO Box 25026, Phoenix, AZ President, Arizona Cardinals $2,500.00
Boals, Richard L. PO Box 45226, Phoenix, AZ CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield $300.00
Brandt, Donald 4963 E Palomino Rd, Phoenix, AZ President & CEO, Pinnacle West Capital Corp $500.00
Calbert, Robert 4635 E Ocotillo Rd, Paradise Valley, AZ President, McCarthy Building Companies $500.00
Hunt, Linda 13412 N 14th Pl, Phoenix, AZ President, Dignity Health Arizona $500.00
Olson, Kevin 1920 E Redfield Rd, Tempe, AZ CEO, Steptoe & Johnson $250.00
Pfister, Suzanne 1426 E McLellan Blvd, Phoenix, AZ CEO, St. Luke’s Health Initiatives $300.00
Herstam, Chris 1808 N 11th Ave, Phoenix, AZ Government Relations, Lewis & Roca $250.00
Jacobs, Barbara 2635 4th St, Santa Monica, CA Events Production, Self $250.00
Bouma, John 800 E Circle Rd, Phoenix, AZ Partner, Snell & Wilmer $500.00
Shapiro, Adam 1300 N St NW, Apt 206, Washington, DC CEO, ASPR $200.00
Gill, Tim 191 University Blvd, Apt 266, Denver, CO CTO, Jstar,LLC $1,000.00
Mitchem, Dennis 1616 W Glendale Ave, Apt 588, Phoenix, AZ Retired $500.00
Elkins, Jacqueline 470 El Medio Ave, Pacific Palisades, CA Not Employed $250.00
Jessen, Caroline 4269 W County 12Th St, Yuma, AZ NA $1,000.00
Cohan, Daniel 2716 Blackhawk Rd, Wilmette, IL Exec. Director, North American Friends of IOLR $250.00
Fisher, Darin 814 E Desert Trumpet Rd, Phoenix, AZ CEO, Vision Community Mgmt $250.00
Koeninger, Jim 548 Silicon Dr, Ste 101, Southlake, TX Association Management, HOSA $250.00
Henry, Tanya 108 Mesa Ct, Rio Rico, AZ Pediatrician, Mariposa Community Health Center $250.00
Hamilton, James 2363 S Eileen Pl, Chandler, AZ Self Employed, Hamilton Consulting Inc $500.00
Rock, Arthur 1 Maritime Plz, Ste 1220, San Francisco, CA Self-Employed, Arthur Rock & Co. $5,000.00
Wilkes, Sharon 7504 Vale St, Chevy Chase, MD Executive Director, Council For Beatiful Israel $250.00
Shepard, Sean 3223 N Randolph Rd, Phoenix, AZ Sales, Cigna $500.00
Mallery, Richard 7502 N Las Brisas Ln, Paradise Valley, AZ Attorney, Snell & Wilmer $500.00
Macre, Heather 4422 E Lone Cactus Dr, Phoenix, AZ Attorney, Aiken Schenk $500.00
Martinez, Christina 1924 E Missouri Ave, Phoenix, AZ Consultant, Adelante Public Affairs $200.00
Pilcher, William W II 7602 N Las Brisas Ln, Paradise Valley, AZ President & CEO, Wick Pilcher Insurance $250.00
Abrams, Richard 6145 Wedgwood Dr, Fort Worth, TX None $500.00
Peskind, Stanley 5200 Keller Springs Rd, # 723, Dallas, TX Not Employed $200.00
Rudner, Steve 6346 Woodland Dr, Dallas, TX Attorney, Rudner Law Offices $500.00
Shimmin, Bob 5201 Amesbury Dr, # 254, Dallas, TX Financial Professionals, Prudential Advisors $250.00
Cowley, Michael 1242 E Jackson St, Phoenix, AZ Real Estate, Cowley Companies, Inc. $500.00
Lathram, Evelyn 1920 W Mountain Laurel Dr, Oro Valley, AZ Retired $150.00
Robinson, Lawrence 8412 S 16th Pl, Phoenix, AZ Executive Director, MCCD Center for Civic Participation $500.00
Farley, Thomas 7624 N 15th Ave, Phoenix, AZ Lobbyist, Willetta Partners $200.00
Sackler, Jonathan 75 Field Point Cir, Greenwich, CT Director, Purdue Pharma $1,500.00
Rojas, Raul 1504 E Villa Rita Dr, Phoenix, AZ Electrician, Urban Energy Solutions, Inc. $1,500.00
Laye, Bradley 8746 Rexford Dr, Dallas, TX CEO, Jewish Federation $500.00
Barcon, Ben 2100 W 15th St, Tempe, AZ President, ADM Group Inc. $500.00
Bergen, Suzanne 8207 W Quail Ave, Peoria, AZ Executive Asst/Offc Mgr., Wholesale Floors $500.00
Cohill, Anthony 2107 W Marconi Ave, Phoenix, AZ CEO, Skyline Builders $500.00
Farrell Rojas, Michelle 1920 E Palomino Dr, Tempe, AZ Marketing, Progressive Roofing $500.00
Maurer, Shawn 7151 E. Rancho Vista Dr., Unite 40, Scottsdale, AZ Executive, Core Construction $500.00
Roca, A 301 N Neil St, Apt 801, Champaign, IL IL, Research $250.00
Buman, Michael 99 Battery Pl, New York, NY ED, LEE $200.00
Johnston, Alex 44 Howard Ave, New Haven, CT Consultant, Self $200.00
Bloomberg, Emma 25 N Moore St, New York, NY Non Profit, Murmuration $250.00
Jennigs, john 142 11th St SE, Washington, DC Retired $1,000.00
Ritcher, Jeff 2635 4th St, Santa Monica, CA Editor/Director, Self $250.00
Fine, Peter 4051 E Fanfol Dr, Phoenix, AZ President/CEO, Banner Health $600.00
Samuels, Sandor 17527 Embassy Dr, Encino, CA College professor, CSUN $600.00
Jacobson, Robert 4201 N 34th Pl, Phoenix, AZ Management Consultant, Self $600.00
Arboleda, Angela 1406 Franklin St, Washington, DC VP of Government, Herbalife $250.00
Weisz, George 5329 E Yucca St, Scottsdale, AZ Investor, Self employed $300.00
Millard, Cynthia 9616 N 53rd Ave, Glendale, AZ Segment Producer, Maricopa Community Colleges Television $160.00
Tameron, Alexis 806 W Elna Rae St, Tempe, AZ Director, ATS $150.00
Bhardwaj, Meera 7011 42nd Ave S, Seattle, WA Event Planner, Jubilee Event Engineers $150.00
Ho, Kenny 7519 W Cheryl Dr, Peoria, AZ Attorney, Rai & Barone, P.C. $150.00
Edwards, William Thomas 770 Ashley Ln NE, Thompson, ND None, Retired $155.00
Millard, Cynthia 9616 N 53rd Ave, Glendale, AZ Not Employed $160.00
Davis, Kurt 300 W Clarendon Ave, Apt 420, Phoenix, AZ Public Affairs, Partner, First Strategic $100.00
Lazarus, Larry 420 W Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ Partner, Lazarus & Associates $100.00
Silverman, Richard 5337 N 46th St, Phoenix, AZ Counsel, Jennings, Strouss & Salmon $100.00
Wiest, Candace 11212 Quinn Dr, Goodyear, AZ President/CEO, West Valley National Bank $100.00
Low, Evan 912 Campisi Way, # 307, Campbell, CA Assemblymember, State of California $100.00
Purves, Stephen 5510 N 4th St, Phoenix, AZ President/CEO, MIHS $100.00
Eckstein, Diane 2149 E Rancho Dr, Phoenix, AZ Retired $100.00
Munguia, Leticia 1340 Santa Elisabeth Ave, Chula Vista, CA Field Director, Not Employed $100.00
Osesky, Kimberly 2940 E Broadway Rd, Apt 272, Mesa, AZ Clinical Research Coordinator, Radiant Clinical Research $100.00
Reveles, Robert 10904 E Sleepy Hollow Trl, Gold Canyon, AZ Retired $100.00
Urias, Lisa 8213 E Sharon Dr, Scottsdale, AZ Advertising PR, Self $100.00
Ortiz Sr., Solomon 4514 Carlow Dr, Corpus Christi, TX Partner, Ortiz Holdings LLC $100.00
Cieslak, Jennifer 4491 Coronado Ave, San Diego, CA Newspaper designer, Advance Digital $100.00
Schmidt, Jim 2006 18th Ave S, Nashville, TN President, Schmidt Government Solutions $100.00
Mayo, James PO Box 27442, Salt Lake City, UT UT, Unitedhealth Group $100.00
Kalota, Scott 1147 Delridge Ave, Orlando, FL Jedi, Community Outreach Group $100.00
Robbins, Kate 205 E Harmon Ave, Las Vegas, NV Organizing Director, Nevadans for Background Checks $100.00
Demarchi, Kimberly 204 W Portland St, Unit 150, Phoenix, AZ Attorney, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP $100.00
Blunt, Jerome 2409 Plaza del Grande, Las Vegas, NV Attorney, Self $100.00
Wiriadjaja, Antonius PO Box 150, New York, NY Professor, NYU / NYU Shanghai $100.00
Jorgensen, Naomi 13615 N 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ Attorney, Coppersmith Brockelman PLC $100.00
Steinbeck, Jeffrey 1117 E Rowlands Ln, Phoenix, AZ Retired $100.00
Aiken, Shawn 2390 E Camelback Rd, Ste 400, Phoenix, AZ Aiken Schenk Hawkins & Ricciardi PC $100.00
Bayless, Betsey 2325 E Gardenia Dr, Phoenix, AZ Retired $100.00
Margaret, Smith 1061 S Dobson Rd Unite 150, Mesa, AZ Librarian, Mesa Community College $100.00
D. Karen, Wilkerson PO Box 6236, Tyler, TX Not Employed $100.00
Johnson, Eric 3525 Turtle Creek Blvd, Apt 11A, Dallas, TX Educator, Dallas ISD $100.00
Walker, Philip 4326 Merrell Rd, Dallas, TX Real Estate sales, Keller Williams Elite $100.00
De Leon, Sergio 350 W Belknap St, Ste 112-C, Fort Worth, TX Justice of the Peace, Tarrant County $100.00
Fortin, Andrew 5116 Worth St, Dallas, TX Executive, Assoc., TNC $100.00
Narvaez, Omar 9305 Lynbrook Dr, Dallas, TX Educator, Lambda Legal $100.00
Phariss, Mark 3400 Westover Dr, Plano, TX Attorney, Expert Global Solutions $100.00
Maness, Tina 615 NE McAlister Rd, Burleson, TX Manager, Texas Health Huguley Hospital $100.00
Paz, Ashley 2000 Hurley Ave, Fort Worth, TX Not Employed $100.00
Malachowsky, Lisa 3721 E Kachina Dr, Phoenix, AZ Retail, Self-Employed $100.00
Rubin, Susan 6330 Sycamore Meadows Dr, Malibu, CA N/A $100.00
Tornabene, Samuel 5116 Worth St, Dallas, TX Self, Consultant $100.00
Winebland, Raymond 3630 E Desert Storm, Hereford, AZ CEO, Cochise Heart Center $100.00
Giuliano, Neil 2007 E Balboa Dr, Tempe, AZ CEO, San Francisco AIDS Foundation $100.00
Hensing, John 5702 E Saint Andrews Way, Scottsdale, AZ Doctor, Banner Health $100.00
Keegan, Michael B 137 N Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, CA President, People For The American Way $100.00
Lewy, Alexander 212 NE 3rd St, Apt 10, Hallandale Beach, FL Director of communications, Alzheimer’s Association of Southeast Florida $100.00
Opacki, Barbara 2 Oceans West Blvd, Apt 703, Daytona Beach, FL Not employed $100.00
Smoldon, Russell 28827 N 49th Pl, Cave Creek, AZ Manager, State and Local Government Relations $100.00
Spiegel, Marc 26 Balboa Cvs, Newport Beach, CA Not Employed $100.00
Jinich, Sonya 2010 Via Ladeta, La Jolla, CA Not employed $100.00
Herbstam, Helene 600 Portwine Rd, Riverwoods, IL None $100.00
Fleming, Paul 7257 E Loma Ln, Scottsdale, AZ Manager, Jorgensen Healthcare Associates $100.00
French, Laura 1838 Palmcroft Way NW, Phoenix, AZ Director Communications, Greater Phoenix Leadership $125.00

Contributions from political committees Covers period 11/25/2014 to 9/19/2016

Leadership For Educational Equity Arizona 1805 7th Street NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC $5,000.00
Gallagher & Kennedy Good Gov’t Committee 2575 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ $250.00
Salt River Project- Political Involvement Committee PO Box 52025, Phoenix, AZ $300.00
Century Link Anrizona Political Action Committee 333 E Wetmore Rd, # Fl3, Tucson, AZ $400.00
Pinnacle West PAC 400 N 5th St, Phoenix, AZ $500.00
Beer & Wine Dist of AZ 331 N 1st Ave, Ste 250, Phoenix, AZ $400.00
Cox Political Action Committee 1550 W. DEER VALLEY RD, C/O: GREG ENSELL, PHOENIX, AZ $100.00
Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce P.A.C. 255 E Osborn Rd, Ste 201, Phoenix, AZ $500.00
PFIZER INC PAC 235 E 42nd St, New York, NY $200.00
Arizona Dental Association 3193 N Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ $250.00


  1. This is amazing looking at the list of donors $5000 from a D.C. based political action committee and one from the CEO of John McCains Henely beer distribution company.

    All of this to prop up a failed lying Schoolboard member from the south side of Tucson for a state legislature spot.


  2. Is this the same hernandez character that commented here and supports the Criminal, Illegal, Alien, Invaders over U.S. citizens?

  3. Daniel failed his community when he did not keep his promise to the Sunnyside Recall community.

    He was misleading about his not completing his under graduate degree. But he like YOU and I are entitled to make errors. Let me remind you if your not guilty of some wrong. them go ahead and throw first stone.

    Yes I still support immigration reform. That me Richard not Daniel. Yes I do VOTE. So you cast your vote and I will as well.

    Daniel only claim to fame is his effort to aide Gaby Gifford. He has deserved praise for that. Question is what have you done since?

    Public office means to be of SERVICE.

    When you ask yourself as a elected person is how does this ( any issue )improve the quality of life for community? Step away from special interest and machine in Pima County.

    I still oppose Raul Grijalva, Adelita , Richard Elias, Richard Fimbres, Sharon Bronson, Ray Carroll, Ramon Valadez, Chris Nanos ete. These folks are self serving and paid by special interest.

    I do support immigration reform. Equal wages, public education , veterans, lgbtq, the elderly, needy, minorities to name a few issues.

    Daniel you should step out of public elected service til you gain another decade or so of life experiences. Education / book knowledge is NO replacement for living life experiences.

    I will be hopeful that you will all Vote. Let the majority rule. Democracy is about reaching a consensus. Now that Daniel has conveniently moved out of my LD I can only encourage that those who are in his area make your opinion known, VOTE.

  4. Google Arthur Rock and take a look at his philanthropy. Trying to convert AZ to San Fransisco values.

  5. He lied about a college degree? How did Gabby Giffords hire him with out the required collegiate level brainwashing?

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