Municipal Court Judge Candidate Victor Hernandez
Victor Hernandez was first elected to the Lubbock City Council in August of 1993. Mr.Hernandez was then re-elected to a full four-year term in June of 1994 and again in 1998. District 1 has a population of 31,823 and is located in the north and northeastern sections of the city. The district Mr. Hernandez represents is 51.2% Hispanic, 37.3% Anglo, and 8.4% African-American (1990 U.S. census).
Mr. Hernandez is an attorney and owner of Victor Hernandez Law Offices. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at El Paso (management [major]; finance [minor]) and his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the Texas Tech University School of Law. While at UTEP, Mr. Hernandez received the Outstanding Student Association Senator Award and was the UTEP Men of Mines recipient for outstanding service to fellow students and to the university. In 1998, Mr. Hernandez received the Community Leader Award presented by LULAC Council 263 and the George Woods award by the Lubbock Chapter of the NAACP for his service in the community and in politics.
Mr. Hernandez has served on the following volunteer and professional boards.
- President, Hispanic Elected Local Officials (1999–present)
- Board of Directors, National Association of Latino Elected Officials (1999-present)
- 2nd Vice President, Hispanic Elected Local Officials (1997)
- Board of Directors, National League of Cities (1996-1998)
- Treasurer, Hispanic Elected Local Officials (1996)
- President, Association of Hispanic Municipal Officials of Texas (1996-1998)
- Member, Texas Attorney General Municipal Advisory Committee (1996-1998)
- Board of Directors, Hispanic Elected Local Officials (1995-present)
- Board of Directors, Texas Municipal League (1995-1998)
- Vice President, Association of Hispanic Municipal Officials of Texas (1994-1996)
- Board of Advisors, Hispanic Law Journal,
- University of Texas at Austin School of Law (1992-present)
- Board of Directors, West Texas Legal Services (1992-1995)
- At Large Alternate, Democratic National Convention (1992)
- Associate Director, Texas Trial Lawyers Association (1991-1992)
Mr. Hernandez is married to Aurora Chaides-Hernandez,, who was elected to a four-year term as Lubbock County Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace in November of 1994 and re-elected in 1998. The couple has four children: Gabriela Victoria, Benjamin Nicolas, Maria Alexandra, and Antonio Gerardo. All are members of San Jose Catholic Church.
Mr. Hernandez served in the UTEP detachment of the Army Reserve Officer Training Corp and was subsequently commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant upon graduation. He finished his military career as a Captain in the U.S. Army Reserve and he is a veteran of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm.