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Elizabeth "Lisa" Hernandez

Democratic Party Candidate for the 24th Illinois Legislative District

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Elizabeth "Lisa" Hernandez

Elizabeth Hernandez

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.

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