Lydia Hernandez

Biden, national monument, Republicans, Democrats
Aug 7, 2023

GOP, Dems fight over monument designation plan

Republicans and Democrats are fighting over a proposed national monument around the Grand Canyon supported by President Joe Biden, which Republicans say will take away economic opportunities. 

Cano, resignation, House, legislative vacancy
Jul 5, 2023

Cano resigns for graduate school at Harvard, creating fifth legislative vacancy this session

The former state House minority leader has officially resigned, creating the fifth legislative vacancy this session. Rep. Andrés Cano, D-Tucson, sent his resignation letter Tuesday to state officials including Gov. Katie Hobbs, Secretary of State Adrian Fontes and Speaker of the House Ben Toma, R-Peoria.

new leader, House
Jun 22, 2023

House Dems elect new leader after nine hours of voting

Democrats in the state House elected a new leadership team after the former leader stepped down from the Legislature to pursue a graduate degree.

photo radar, Chaplik, police, traffic laws
May 18, 2023

GOP lawmakers push photo radar ban

A GOP bill that would ban photo radar and red-light cameras from ticketing Arizona drivers passed the House of Representatives and is on its way to the governor’s desk.

infants, Hernandez, Hobbs, Senate,
Mar 31, 2023

Lawmakers approve legislation requiring doctors to offer treatment to infants

Arizona lawmakers gave final approval Thursday to legislation requiring doctors to provide "medically appropriate and reasonable care and treatment'' to any infant born alive, regardless of whether it is likely to survive.

Kavanagh, attorney general
Mar 15, 2023

House close to passing Kavanagh’s bill requiring AG to defend all laws

A bill is moving through the House that would require the state attorney general to defend all laws passed by the Legislature and signed by the governor, regardless of the attorney general’s opinion of the constitutionality of a law.  

Apr 15, 2022

Ex-lawmakers bring baggage to 2022 races

Ten former lawmakers, many of whom have personal or political baggage, are on the ballot for legislative seats this year.

Aug 30, 2016

Quezada defeats Hernandez in Dems’ LD29 Senate race

In a bitter rematch, incumbent Sen. Martin Quezada defeated Lydia Hernandez in the Democratic Legislative District 29 Senate race.

Aug 15, 2016

LD29 Senate race gets ugly: ‘Bernie Bro’ vs. ‘fake Democrat’

Sen. Martin Quezada and Lydia Hernandez have called one another many things via Facebook and Twitter in the Legislative District 29 Democratic Senate primary. One thing neither could be called this election cycle is civil.

Sep 9, 2015

Latino activists want police to note race, ethnicity, age and gender of people they stop

Saying it will prove discrimination, Latino activists want state lawmakers to enact a requirement for police to detail the race, ethnicity, age and gender of everyone they stop.

Sep 17, 2014

Late ‘dark money’ spending aided Quezada win

Democratic Rep. Martin Quezada won his Senate primary race against fellow lawmaker Lydia Hernandez by only 90 votes, and Quezada said the final push by a “dark money” group probably helped put him over the top.

Aug 29, 2014

Quezada edges Hernandez for Senate in LD29

Rep. Martin Quezada beat out Rep. Lydia Hernandez to secure the nomination to the Senate in the heavily Democratic west Phoenix Legislative District 29.