Willamette Week

Willamette Week Endorses Hernandez for House District 47: Diego Hernandez is only 28, but he already holds public office, serving on the Reynolds School Board. He's come a long way in a short time...

The Oregonian Editorial Endorsement

The Oregonian's recommends Diego Hernandez for state House: "Democratic voters should elect Hernandez, co-executive director of the Portland-based youth nonprofit Momentum Alliance...he is smart, well-informed and will serve his district very capably."

Oregon Nurses Association

ONA was founded in 1904 as the professional association for nurses in Oregon. It is a nonprofit association and a labor union representing registered nurses. ONA’s mission is to advocate for nursing and quality health care.

Oregon Education Association

The mission of the Oregon Education Association is to unite the public education profession and advocate for those professionals to ensure quality public education for students in Oregon.

NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon

NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon (NPCO) is dedicated to developing and sustaining a constituency that uses the political process to guarantee every woman the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion.

Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon is the statewide political voice for Planned Parenthood’s two affiliates in Oregon and for women’s health care. PPAO defends the Planned Parenthood mission by advocating for public policy that will enhance and protect women’s health; by building support and accountability among our elected officials in Oregon; and by engaging and motivating the public.

Oregon League of Conservation Voters

The Oregon League of Conservation Voters is a non-partisan organization with a simple mission:
To pass laws that protect Oregon’s environmental legacy, elect pro-environment candidates to office, and hold all of our elected officials accountable.

National Association of Social Workers Oregon Chapter

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest and most recognized membership organization of Professional social workers in the world. NASW seeks to enhance the well-being of individuals, families, and communities through its work and advocacy.

Basic Rights Oregon Equality PAC

The Basic Rights Oregon Equality PAC seeks to end discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in Oregon.


They are focused on making Oregon's local and state elected offices more representative of Oregonians themselves and committed to helping progressive people of color prepare, run and win elected office.

SEIU Local 503 & SEIU Local 49

SEIU Local 49 represents property service employees and hospital, clinic and public health department staff. SEIU Local 503 represents those working for our state and local governments and our universities. They also represent nursing home workers, people who provide homecare and personal support care.

Oregon State Fire Fighters Council

The OSFFC is the firefighters union, which represents more than 3,000 firefighters throughout the state.


Portland Firefighters Association

Portland Firefighters' Association, Local 43 represents nearly seven hundred sworn personnel working for Portland Fire and Rescue and for The Port of Portland at the International Portland Airport.

Oregon AFL-CIO

The primary focus of the Oregon AFL-CIO is building power for working people.  They are devoted to organizing new workers; electing leaders and advocating for legislation which supports working people; and engaging with more communities in Oregon and with more organizations outside of the labor movement.

Oregon AFSCME Council 75

Oregon AFSCME Council 75 represents some 25,000 workers in Oregon. Most are public employees who work for either the State of Oregon or an Oregon city, county or special district. Oregon AFSCME does represent some private sector employees as well; most of those are employed by non-profit agencies that provide some form of public service

Working Famalies Party

We are working people, school parents, small business owners, family farmers, representatives of community groups and labor unions — Oregonians from all walks of life and all areas of the state — who are building  a Working Families Party in Oregon

AFT Oregon

Chartered in 1952, AFT-Oregon, a state affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, is a non-profit organization representing some 15,000 Oregon workers in K-12, community college and higher education in faculty and classified positions; and child care workers, in both public and private sectors. AFT-Oregon, in coalition with other unions and community groups, advocates for quality education and health care for all Oregonians, and gives working people a voice in our state’s capitol.


United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 555 represents over 20,000 workers in Oregon and Southwestern Washington.  Our membership is comprised of workers in retail, manufacturing, health care, and many other industries. We are a diverse group of workers that have grown into being the largest private sector labor union in Oregon.  Local 555 has a rich history dating back to 1936.  Our local is chartered by the UFCW International Union, joining us with over 1.3 million workers across the United States and Canada.

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U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley

U.S. Senator


Jessica Vega Pederson

State Representative House District 47


Chris Gorsek

State Representative House District 49

“Diego Hernandez is the kind of community leader we need in Salem. He has been a phenomenal voice for our students on the Reynolds School Board and a strong advocate for public education. Diego stands up for what he believes in, just as he stood up for Reynolds teachers when they went on strike.”

Rob Nosse

State Representative House District 42

I am endorsing Diego Hernandez for state representative because of his dedication to equity for the many diverse communities that make up East Portland and because he cares about ethical public service. He is a proven progressive who will be a strong advocate for working families, just like he has been on the Reynolds School Board. I know the hard work and dedication Diego will bring to the Capitol and I look forward to serving alongside him.

Sen. Rod Monroe

Senator Rod Monroe, representing District 24

Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson.

Senator Laurie Monnes Anderson, Representing District 25

Joseph Santos-Lyons

Reverend and Community Leader

"Mr Hernandez, through his conversations with hundreds of residents and years of public service, and a vision for equity, will be an excellent representative for the concerns of District 47."

Nick Fish

Portland City Commissioner

Andrea Valderrama

Hazelwood Neighborhood Community Leader

“We need a state representative who will be a strong advocate for East Portland and I believe Diego Hernandez will be that advocate. Diego grew up in East Portland and has experienced firsthand the injustices facing so many of our families. He has dedicated his life to supporting these families and I think he would make a great representative for House District 47.”

Jules Bailey

Multnomah County Commissioner

Erick Flores

Parkrose School Board Member and David Douglas Teacher

“I have personally seen and have been impressed with Diego’s leadership in our district,” said Erick Flores a Parkrose School Board member and a David Douglas School District teacher. “He doesn’t just advocate for policy, he is also actively working with the community and youth to improve lives. When Parkrose bus drivers were under the threat of being outsourced, Diego voiced his support for workers to prevent the outsourcing and this is just one of the reasons I am excited to support his campaign.”

Arlene Kimura

Co-Chair of the East Portland Action Plan & East Portland Leader

“Diego Hernandez will bring to the legislature an understanding and experience that focuses on our community in East Portland.”

Stephen Marc Beaudoin

Vice Chair, Multnomah ESD Board of Directors!

"Education advocate. Organizer. Nonprofit leader. Mentor and community advocate. Diego stands for the values and fights for the issues that matter to me and to so many in our community. As an advocate for educational equity and for full equality for people who experience disabilities, I am proud to stand with Diego, and to offer my full and enthusiastic endorsement for his campaign!"

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Benjamin Gerritz

Precinct Committee Person House District 47

"Diego has dedicated his life to creating opportunities for working people to get ahead. Diego's passion for public service is the leadership our state needs."

Cheryl Ellis

Precinct Committee Person House District 47

"I am endorsing Diego because he understands what working families are struggling with every day and will be down in Salem advocating for all of us."

Teddy Keizer

"Oregon needs Diego Hernandez."

Joyce Rosenau

House District 47 Resident & Reynolds Teacher

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Se-ah-dom Edmo

President, Oregon Indian Education Association

"I am endorsing Diego because I am a parent in the Reynolds School District and have seen his leadership in action, He is a strong advocate for equity, social justice and community engagement and collaboration."

Stephanie Chea

"I am endorsing Diego because I have seen him take a plan and moved it to action. I believe he is vested in our community and will solicit change and opportunity that will provide for economic growth in East Portland."

Gabriele Ross

"I am endorsing Diego because he has a deep understanding and passion for the urgent challenges our community faces."

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