MONTEBELLO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — State Senator and Former State Assemblymember Ed Hernandez endorsed Tom Calderon’s campaign for State Assembly today.

“I know Tom Calderon – he’s a got a reputation for being a tenacious fighter for the people that he represents,” said Senator Hernandez. “He’s got the necessary leadership skills, and know-how to get things done, and that’s why I’m pleased to join his campaign for Assembly.

Hernandez has served in the California State Senate since 2010. Previously he served in the California Assembly, representing the San Gabriel Valley based 57th Assembly District from 2006 until he was term-limited in 2010. Hernandez served as President of the California Optometric Association in 2000 and 2001. Prior to serving in the Assembly, he was President of the California Board of Optometry.

Calderon is running in California’s 58th Assembly District, which includes the cities of Artesia, Bell Gardens, Bellflower, Cerritos, Commerce, Downey, Montebello, Pico Rivera and portions of Norwalk. He represented the 58th State Assembly District from 1998-2002 and previously served on the Montebello Unified School District.