Elizabeth Hernandez was born in Dallas, Texas. Hernandez has attended Sam Houston State University, the University of Texas at Arlington, and San Jacinto College. Her professional experience includes working in accounting. Hernandez has served as a student affiliate member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts and as a member of the IOTA Chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon International Honor Society in Economics.
On healthcare . . .
Elizabeth will fight for the protections offered as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), while working with Congress to improve it. Like her Democratic peers, she knows that "that everyone should have access to affordable healthcare for themselves and their family." She also wants to expand Medicare coverage. She writes, "I favor the plan promoted by former Presidential and Senatorial candidate, Beto O'Rourke. This plan would offers Medicare coverage anyone who seeks to use it, but retains the option of private insurance and employer-sponsored health plans for those who prefer that route."
On the environment . . .
Elizabeth believes that "we must take immediate steps to protect our environment, and end the assault on the EPA. We all need clean air and clean water to survive. Yet, the Republicans continually target the EPA for budget cuts, forcing the Agency to reduce staff, which reduces the number of investigators [can inspect and catch] the polluters." She promises to push toward implementation of the Green New Deal platform. "We must get serious about addressing climate change."
Plans for Economy
Elizabeth understands that "everyone benefits from improved infrastructure." "Although TX-8 has been one of the fastest growing Districts in the country, our infrastructure has not been maintained to keep pace with our growth. There are currently 23 bridges in TX-8, crossed over 30,000 times daily, that are classified as structurally deficient." "Therefore, when I’m in Congress, improving our infrastructure will be a top priority for me, and I will work to ensure that we receive much needed federal funding to repair the roads and bridges in TX-8, bringing jobs to the district and making us all safer."
On her campaign website, Elizabeth writes, "I will push for federal funding for 4 specific improvements in our public schools: 1) Increase the number of teachers in public schools. Lowering the student to teacher ratio results in closer relationships among the students, teachers and parents, ensuring that students stay on target with their education."