As part of our election 2018 coverage, we meet lieutenant governor candidate Ed Hernandez, a state senator and optometrist. The California lieutenant governor has few responsibilities, but sits on some state boards. The main role is to step up, should the governor become incapacitated or die. Hernandez joins us to discuss his priorities if he's elected lieutenant governor.
Election 2018: Lt. Gov. Candidate Ed Hernandez
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California State Senator Ed Hernandez in Sacramento on May 15, 2017. (Photo: Bert Johnson/KQED)
Ed Hernandez, California state senator; candidate for lieutenant governor