Senator Hernandez is a major proponent for reform because he believes that a lack of public confidence in the integrity of government is the fastest way to undermine faith in democracy. While in the Assembly and Senate, he:
Oversaw some of the largest reforms to our public pension system addressing the most serious abuses, including pension spiking, while protecting the integrity of the average public employee’s retirement.
Authored the largest change to the Political Reform Act in over 30 years placing strict restrictions and reporting requirements on individuals involved with public employee retirement funds.
Introduced legislation to reform an initiative system in California that has been hijacked by billionaires and wealthy corporations.
Is a vocal advocate for local government reform, including championing legislation that addressed major problems in cities like Bell, Vernon, and more.
Has taken a leadership role on issues like these within the Senate as Chair of the Legislative Ethics Committee.