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Rep. Hernandez expands team and looks forward to budget process

State Rep. Shane Hernandez, who has been named the next Appropriations Chair by Speaker-Elect Chatfield, today announced the addition of Phil Browne to his office staff.

Rep. Hernandez selected to lead powerful Michigan House Appropriations Committee

State Rep. Shane Hernandez of Port Huron today was named House Appropriations Committee chair for the 2019-2020 legislative session by Speaker-elect Lee Chatfield, a vital leadership position tasked with continuing Michigan’s economic momentum while representing hard-working taxpayers in state budget decisions.


State Rep. Shane Hernandez is a lifelong resident of the 83rd House District and was first elected in 2016 to the Michigan House. He represents the people of Sanilac County and Burtchville Township, Fort Gratiot Township, and the city of Port Huron in St. Clair County.


Rep. Hernandez attended Croswell-Lexington High School and Lawrence Technological University in Southfield.


Rep. Hernandez worked as the Vice President of design at a small architectural firm in Port Huron. The Hernandez family is an active part of Port Huron First United Methodist Church, where his wife Renee works in the nursery and serves as Secretary of the Evangelism Committee.  Hernandez is chair of the church’s Digital Media Committee and President of the Methodist Men’s Group.


Hernandez is a conservative Republican who believes in limited government, fiscal responsibility and individual liberties, which begin at conception with the right to life.


Hernandez grew up in Croswell and now lives in Port Huron with his wife Renee and two children, Kelsey and Kara. Hernandez credits his family upbringing for his conservative principles. His father, Salvador Hernandez Jr., worked his way up from general laborer to boiler operator at the Croswell pickle factory.  Hernandez witnessed firsthand that hard work and determination can lead to success.