Del. Phil Hernandez (D-Norfolk)

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Party
Democratic
District
94: City of Norfolk (part)
Took Office
January 2024
Next Election
November 2025
Copatroning Habits
94% of bills he has copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 94% of them are Democrats. Of all of his fellow copatrons of the bills that he copatroned, 72% of them are Democrats.
Partisanship
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Recent Mentions in the Media

Blue Virginia: The VA General Assembly Kicks Off Its 2024 Session Wednesday. Here Are a Few of the Best…and WORST Bills So Far.

January 9, 2024 | 3:00 am
  

WHRO: Hernandez tops Pittman in 94th House Delegate race

November 7, 2023 | 3:00 am
  

Blue Virginia: Live Blog: Virginia Election Results 2023

November 7, 2023 | 3:00 am
  

The Virginian-Pilot: Virginia House District 94 winner: Phil Hernandez – The Virginian-Pilot

November 7, 2023 | 3:00 am
  

Blue Virginia: Virginia Election Day 2023: Open Thread

November 7, 2023 | 3:00 am
  

From the Legislator’s Website

Congresswoman Jennifer McClellan endorses Phil Hernandez for Delegate

June 11, 2023
Phil Hernandez, Democratic Nominee in House District 94, has been endorsed by Congresswoman Jennifer McClellan. “I couldn’t be prouder to endorse Phil Hernandez in his campaign to represent Norfolk’s 94th House of Delegates District,” said Congresswoman McClellan. As an advocate, he’s already been a trusted leader in the work to support Virginia’s public schools and […] The post Congresswoman Jennifer McClellan endorses Phil Hernandez for Delegate appeared first on Phil Hernandez.

In Show of Momentum, Phil Hernandez endorsed by Virginia’s United States Senators

June 8, 2023
U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine support Phil Hernandez in Norfolk’s 94th District Phil Hernandez, Democratic Nominee in House District 94, has been endorsed by U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine. “Norfolk deserves a dedicated, experienced leader who will put the needs of everyday families above all else,” said U.S. Senator Tim Kaine. […] The post In Show of Momentum, Phil Hernandez endorsed by Virginia’s United States Senators appeared first on Phil Hernandez.

Virginia State Senator Aaron Rouse endorses Phil Hernandez

April 23, 2023
Phil Hernandez, Democratic Nominee in House District 94, has been endorsed by Senator Aaron Rouse (VA-7). “I’m proudly supporting Phil Hernandez because he represents a new generation of leadership in Hampton Roads.” Said Senator Rouse. “In the House of Delegates, he will bring valuable perspectives, more than a decade of policy experience, and an urgency […] The post Virginia State Senator Aaron Rouse endorses Phil Hernandez appeared first on Phil Hernandez.

Norfolk Councilman Tommy Smigiel endorses Phil Hernandez

April 13, 2023
Today, Phil Hernandez, Democratic Nominee in House District 94, received the endorsement of Norfolk City Councilman Tommy Smigiel. Councilman Smigiel represents Norfolk’s Ward 5, which covers nine of the fourteen voting precincts that make up the new 94th House District. “Phil Hernandez is the Delegate that Norfolk needs in the General Assembly,” said Councilman Tommy […] The post Norfolk Councilman Tommy Smigiel endorses Phil Hernandez appeared first on Phil Hernandez.

Governor Ralph Northam endorses Phil Hernandez for Delegate

April 11, 2023
Today, Phil Hernandez, Democratic nominee to represent Virginia House District 94, received the endorsement of Ralph Northam, 73rd Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia. “I’m proud to endorse Phil Hernandez. As a resident of Norfolk’s 94th House of Delegates District, I’ll be even prouder to vote for him in November,” said former Governor Ralph Northam. […] The post Governor Ralph Northam endorses Phil Hernandez for Delegate appeared first on Phil Hernandez.

Phil Hernandez secures Democratic nomination to represent Norfolk’s 94th House of Delegates district

April 7, 2023
Phil Hernandez, a Hampton Roads native and nonprofit executive, has released the following statement: “It is an honor to be the Democratic nominee in Norfolk’s 94th House of Delegates District. As a 757 native, I have deep roots in this community and I’m proud to be raising my two daughters here. I will work tirelessly […] The post Phil Hernandez secures Democratic nomination to represent Norfolk’s 94th House of Delegates district appeared first on Phil Hernandez.

Phil Hernandez announces major endorsement in campaign to represent Norfolk’s 94th District

November 16, 2022
Phil Hernandez, a Hampton Roads native and Democratic candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates (District 94), has been endorsed by Democratic Leader Don Scott. “One of the first people I called before launching my campaign was Delegate Don Scott,” said Hernandez. “From the very beginning—long before he became the House Democratic Leader—I was proud […] The post Phil Hernandez announces major endorsement in campaign to represent Norfolk’s 94th District appeared first on Phil Hernandez.

Bills

  • HB386: Public schools; increase staffing ratios for specialized student support positions.
  • HB407: Child Care Subsidy Program; categorical eligibility for certain families.
  • HB408: Child Care Subsidy Program vendors; basis for periodic reimbursement.
  • HB558: Constitutional amendment; property tax exemption for certain surviving spouses (voter referendum).
  • HB855: Home Energy Assistance Program; Bd. of Social Svcs. to allow applications to be submitted all year.
  • HB857: Fines and costs; changes period of limitations for collection.
  • HB861: Weapons; carrying into hospital that provides mental health services.
  • HB862: Electric utilities; integrated resource plans, grid-enhancing technologies and advanced conductors.
  • HB863: Virginia Residential Property Disclosure Act; flood-related disclosures.
  • HB865: Income tax, state; establishes a new tax bracket beginning on and after January 1, 2024.
  • HB866: Minimum wage; farm laborers or farm employees, temporary foreign workers.
  • HB896: Deferred or installment payment agreements; certain benefits, maximum amounts to be paid.
  • HB976: Electric utilities; SCC to ensure energy policy at lowest reasonable cost.
  • HB1280: Consumer protection; failure to honor service warranty.
  • HB1458: Chief Resilience Officer of the Commonwealth; moves position under the Governor, etc.
  • HR268: Commending Kim Keene.
  • HR269: Commending Jessica Burgess, M.D.
  • HR274: Commending Siren Skate Shop.
  • HR275: Commending the Elizabeth River Trail Foundation.
  • HR279: Commending the Bold Mariner Brewing Company.