Valley native and hometown hero Jose Hernandez has officially endorsed our campaign for Congress!.

Jose Hernandez and Virginia share a story with thousands of Valley natives. Both were raised here, the children of immigrants who sought a better life for their families, both worked hard and have given back to our community – Hernandez as a NASA Astronaut and Virginia as a public servant and small business owner.

Jose Hernandez challenged Jeff Denham in 2012, and, while he wasn’t able to unseat him, he knows what it takes to run a strong campaign. Hernandez believes Virginia has the deep in-district relationships and the proven knowledge and track record to fight for working families, immigration reform and healthcare for residents of California’s Central Valley.

"There’s no doubt in my mind that there is one candidate that working families can trust to win in November and bring our voices back to Washington DC: Virginia Madueño. Virginia understands the issues and needs of our Valley. Her energy, track record of public service and extensive community involvement are the right mix to unseat Jeff Denham. The voters are demanding real leaders with real solutions, and that's exactly why I’m proud to endorse Virginia Madueno for Congress,” said Hernandez.

Hernandez’s endorsement joins a growing list of strong support in the race to represent the 10th Congressional District, including EMILY’s List, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Bold PAC, PODER PAC – organizations dedicated to bringing more women and people of color to Congress.

“I am thankful and humbled by Jose Hernandez’s endorsement and vote of confidence in me. Jose is one of the valley’s most inspiring success stories, and a reminder of the opportunities that can exist for when we invest in public education, affordable housing, economic development that works for everyone and affordable, accessible healthcare. I can’t wait to bring his voice, and the voices of our entire community, with me to Washington."