Diego Hernandez (politician)
Diego Hernandez (born 1986/87) is an American Democratic politician who served in the Oregon House of Representatives from 2017 - 2021. He represented the 47th district, which covers parts of east Portland.
|Member of the Oregon House of Representatives|
from the 47th district
January 9, 2017 – March 15, 2021
|Preceded by||Jessica Vega Pederson|
|Succeeded by||Andrea Valderrama|
|Member of the Reynolds School District Board|
|Assumed office |
|Born||1986/1987 (age 33–34)|
|Alma mater||University of Oregon|
Portland State University
Hernandez graduated from Reynolds High School in Troutdale, and graduated with a bachelor's degree from the University of Oregon and with a master's degree from Portland State University. He became a teacher and was elected to the Reynolds School District Board in 2012, becoming its first Hispanic member, on which he still serves despite being elected to the House. Hernandez was appointed to the Oregon Commission on Hispanic Affairs in 2014.
Hernandez was accused of sexual harassment by seven women and has been asked to resign. After facing an investigation by Legislation, he was set to face a vote on expulsion. He announced his resignation on Feb 22, 2021, before the vote could take place, though he remains in office until his resignation becomes effective on March 15, 2021.
Hernandez, who was 29 at the time of election, was the youngest person serving in the Oregon legislature. He is unmarried.
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