Ivette Hernandez came to the United States as a young mother fleeing domestic violence. State and community colleges, public transportation, quality child care and affordable housing made it possible for Ivette to learn English and earn her GED, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Today, she gives back to the community as a social worker serving low-income families. For the past seven years, Ivette has worked to support troubled families and protect at-risk children throughout Springfield-tackling the tough, everyday challenges that too often go unnoticed by politicians and the media.
Ivette ran to make sure every family, every child, and every person has the same chance at success that she had. For too many in Springfield, the chance at success becomes smaller and smaller every day. Ivette lost in the primary 2014. Year endorsed: 2014