The Candidate: Elizabeth "Lisa" Hernandez
The Race: Democratic Party Candidate for the 24th Illinois Legislative District
The Competition: Neftalie Gonzalez, Robert R. Reyes
The Buzz: Elizabeth Hernandez is serving her second term as Illinois State Representative and says he hopes to continue her fight against gang violence and crime. Hernandez formerly worked under then-Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn as a senior policy advisor and spent 17 years working in Cicero's Public School District 99. In an aside, Hernandez told the Chicago Tribune she was a first generation American and was born on an army base in Missouri.