State Rep. Shane Hernandez, chair of the House Appropriations Committee, issued this statement in response to recent comments made by Michigan Department of Transportation Director Paul Ajegba on the need for a new 80-cent per gallon gas tax on Michigan drivers.
“After a thorough review of the state budget, the Michigan House approved a plan investing significantly more in top priorities – like roads and schools – without the governor’s proposed 45-cent per gallon tax increase.”
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 serves as chairman of the House Appropriations Committee and House Fiscal Governing Committee. While serving as a member on the House Legislative Council Committee, he is also a member of the Appropriations subcommittee on Joint Capitol Outlay.
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.
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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.