If Mayor Glen Robertson decides to run for Congress, there will be many who consider running for Mayor of Lubbock. One possible candidate is current Lubbock City Councilman Victor Hernandez. On Tuesday morning, Hernandez posted on his personal Facebook page that he is considering a run for Mayor. Hernandez also posted his own biography.

Credible sources tell that current Mayor Glen Robertson will be announcing his candidacy for U.S. Congress within the next two weeks. As a result, a number of current city council members are already considering a run for mayor. Having served on the Lubbock City Council for over 16 years, I am giving serious thought to the possibility.

Victor Hernandez – Biography
Lubbock, Texas

Mr. Hernandez, bilingual, bicultural, attorney and counselor at law since June 1989 (26 years), is the sole proprietor of Victor Hernandez Law Offices which specializes in the areas of family law, personal injury law, and criminal defense law.

Concurrently with his law practice, Mr. Hernandez has been and currently continues to be a Lubbock City Councilperson (1993 – 2004; 2010 - present). As such, he has assumed and continues to assume, not only a local leadership role, but leadership roles at both state (President, Association of Hispanic Municipal Officials - TML) and national levels (President, Hispanic Elected Local Officials - NLC). Currently, Councilman Hernandez serves on the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS) Advisory Committee on Retirement Matters. Mr. Hernandez is a 2013 Community Champion Award Recipient from the North and East Lubbock Community Development Corporation and, is the 2014 Community Leader of the Year Award Recipient of LULAC Council 263.

In addition to being an attorney and city councilman, Mr. Hernandez is a veteran of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq - 1990-1991). Having received his commission in the United States Army through the University of Texas at El Paso R.O.T.C. program, Mr. Hernandez ultimately attained the rank of Captain (CPT) and was assigned as the local (Lubbock – 0413th Civil Affairs Company) reserve units’ assistant legal officer, as well as given additional duties of morale officer overseas.

Mr. Hernandez and family are life-long Roman Catholics serving their local parish (St. Joseph Catholic Church)and the Catholic Diocese of Lubbock in a variety of capacities including: lecturers, Sunday school teachers, Red Mass Committee member and Papal Knight and Lady of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.

Mr. Hernandez and wife, Aurora Chaides-Hernandez, J.D., B.S.N.R.N., B.S., were born and raised in El Paso, Texas (both Ysleta High School graduates) and are first generation Americans. Mr. Hernandez earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at El Paso (B.B.A.) and his law degree from the Texas Tech University School of Law.

The Hernandez’ have four children (all born and raised in Lubbock): 1) Gabriela Victoria Hernandez, recent graduate of Notre Dame University and math teacher at Lubbock High School; 2) Benjamin Nicolas Hernandez, attending Cornell University; 3) Maria Alexandra Hernandez, attending St. Mary’s University at Notre Dame, IN; and 4) Antonio Gerardo “Jerry” Hernandez, Lubbock High School junior.

Hernandez has been mentioned as a potential candidate for Congress on Democratic side although he has not commented on a potential campaign for Congress. The filing period for Lubbock City Council is January 20 through February 19.

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