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East Harris County Emergency Service names Rep. Hernandez Legislator of the Year

Rep. Hernandez, middle, joined by North Channel Area Chamber staff and local emergency service district leadership during her recognition as Legislator of the Year. L to R, Jimmy Sumbera, Administrator, East Harris County ESD#50, Margie Buentello, president/CEO North Channel Area Chamber of Commerce, State Representative Ana Hernandez, Brenda Biggers, Commissioner ESD#50, William Anders, Commissioner ESD#12. (Photo by Allan Jamail for the NC Star)

Supporting First Responders

East Harris County Emergency Service recognized Rep. Ana Hernandez as Legislator of the Year during the North Channel Area Chamber of Commerce June Luncheon.

“When minutes count, our first responders go into harm’s way to get the job done. From tackling wildfires to providing on-site medical care when the unthinkable happens, their services can often mean the difference between life and death,” said Rep. Hernandez. “Supporting firefighters, peace officers, and ambulatory personnel in their mission to keep our communities safe is one of the most solemn responsibilities we have as state lawmakers.”

“I was incredibly humbled to have been honored as Legislator of the Year by the East Harris County emergency service districts while recognizing first responders,” Rep. Hernandez said.

“Supporting the men and women who provide emergency services to our neighborhoods has been a priority throughout my work in Austin. I’m proud of my record of working to pass the following important pieces of legislation:

• House Bill 2504, allowing local emergency services greater authority to utilize their resources to improve their services;

• House Bill 238, expanding the state’s criminal DNA database to help peace officers solve cold cases, bring criminals to justice, and exonerate innocent persons;

• House Bill 834, fixing the state’s broken Silver Alert system so local peace officers can find missing senior citizens;

• House Bill 530, creating scholarships for the children of fallen peace officers.

“Passing meaningful public safety laws is never easy, but with hard work and a willingness to take the lead on these important issues, progress can and does happen. Thank you for all you do for our community,” Rep. Hernandez concluded.