Given the deep and pressing inequities that exist in Minnesota, we need state legislators who have first-hand experience addressing our state’s inequities and the urgency to act on these issues. As a teacher, my students and their families deserve a champion not only in education, but also in transit, healthcare, affordable housing, jobs and all the other policies that impact upward mobility.

For my grandfather, who immigrated from El Salvador by himself in the 1950s, and my grandmother, who was raised in a large Mexican American family of migrant farmers, education was a powerful tool for upward mobility. The reality of Minnesota in 2018 is that we have many of the worst racial disparities in the entire country. It's unacceptable that these disparities have gotten worse, not better, over the past 40 years.

There’s one driving question motivating me to run: If my grandparents would have come to Minnesota in 2018, would their same success story be possible? If we’re honest with ourselves as a state, that answer is that their chances would be slimmer and their success would be harder to attain.

My second graders deserve a state representative who has first-hand experience closing these opportunity gaps and will be a fierce advocate for their futures. I want to be a state legislator that brings urgency, energy, and experience to the pressing issues facing our state.


Anthony grew up in Austin, Minnesota and graduated from Austin High School. He was named a Truman Scholar in 2011 and graduated with a degree in Government and East Asian Studies from Harvard College in 2012. He taught in Washington, D.C. for two years before returning to Minneapolis, where he has been teaching at Global Academy, a public charter school in Columbia Heights since 2014. He serves as an elected teacher representative on the school’s board. He was treasurer and a board member of the Saint Anthony West Neighborhood Organization and currently a resident of the Sheridan neighborhood.



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    “I support Anthony Hernandez because he is a genuine, dedicated and passionate person who will make a positive impact on the state of Minnesota! ”

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    “Anthony is filled with curiosity, compassion, and commitment—exactly the characteristics we need in our representatives. As his former teacher, I’ve been waiting years to provide this endorsement, which I would have gladly given even then.”

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    “I support Anthony Hernandez because he's an educator who cares deeply about the future of our students!”

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    “I've worked with Anthony for four years now at Global Academy. He is very smart, dedicated, and has the common sense that is needed in our government at this critical time in our history. He will be a fantastic representative for Northeast Minneapolis and the state of Minnesota!”

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    “I can't think of a single person of our generation more qualified to serve in public office than Anthony Hernandez. Vote Anthony!”

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    “Anthony is honest, thoughtful, and direct. He is the exact type of person who I want in leadership in my city.”

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    “We need a fierce advocate and equity champion for the diverse NE community.”

December 22, 2017

Less than one week until we announce

Dear Friends and Family,


Because of your support and generosity, we're already 80% of the way towards our year-end goal of $15,000. I'm humbled by your support and excited to see what 2018 will bring. 

As a quick update, on December 28th we will publicly announce our campaign and file with the Campaign Finance Board. Our campaign kickoff event will be Tuesday January 9th at 6:30 pm at Able Seedhouse and Brewery in Northeast Minneapolis. More details will follow. 

I'm excited to begin the race and I'm thankful for the role you all have played so far in getting this campaign started.

Happy Holidays to you and your families,


Anthony 

November 21, 2017

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