As a native of Hampton Roads, Phil Hernandez owes much of his success to the support of the community in which he grew up, and he’s running for the state House to give back. Phil has demonstrated his passion for helping others through his past work. From championing clean energy during his time on the Obama Administration’s Domestic Policy Council, to advocating for civil rights and workers’ rights as an attorney, he has proven that he will fight for the people in his community.
- Represented low-income families facing eviction while in law school (UC Berkeley)
- Fluent in American Sign Language – and in the needs of the deaf community
- Helped coordinate the response to BP oil spill during his time working on President Obama’s Domestic Policy Council