FSC Appoints New Calif. Lobbyist

CANOGA PARK, Calif.  — The Free Speech Coalition has contracted the law office of Ignacio Hernandeza to assist with its California lobbying efforts. 

Herdandeza specializes in advocacy for progressive issues. The firm’s client list includes the Consumer Federation of California, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Farmworker Institute for Leadership and Development (FIELD) and the Latino Issues Forum.

"Ignacio is a highly effective lobbyist," said FSC executive director Diane Duke. "As an attorney and a lobbyist he not only knows his way around the state capital, he knows his way around the law."

Hernandez has extensive experience at the state capital as well as with legal issues and civil rights. He has served as the Chief of Staff for State Senator Gloria Romero; he has also served as Committee Consultant for the  Assembly Committee on Public Safety. He is immediate past President and Board Member for Law Raza Lawyers of Sacramento and the California Judicial Counsel for the Criminal Law Advisory Committee.

Hernandez was recommended for the position by the ACLU.

"With budget shortfalls and a struggling economy, it is going to be a tough year in the California state legislature for business in general and particularly adult business," Duke said. "Ignacio’s superior lobbying skills combined with his high level of professionalism and ethical standards make him the clear choice for FSC.  We couldn't be happier to have him as part of our team."