Candidate Profile
Isabel Hernandez

Non-Partisan , Texas


Isabel Hernandez
El Paso ISD School Board Dist. 4

Panel Rating*

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*Additional information appears below for educational purposes; however, only data received prior to the candidate deadline was considered during Panel Evaluation.

Selected Contributions


Jose R. Rodriguez (2016)







Selected Financial Source Documents


Other Information

Party Primary Election Voting History for Isabel Hernandez during time of residence in district and/or at current address:

  • 2020 Party Primary: Democratic
  • 2018 Party Primary: Democratic
  • Voted in 6 Democratic Primaries 1990 - 2016

**Voter history is not considered during panel evaluations.


*The questionnaire was received after the deadline and was not considered in the Panel Evaluations and is for additional educational purposes only.
Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Right to Life

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.


Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not be a resource for instruction or services in the school.



Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.


School districts should be able to use taxpayer money for lobbying the state legislature.


Religious Liberty

School districts should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.


At school, students should be able to speak freely and civilly about matters of conscience and faith, including Christianity.


Students should not be allowed to pray in school.



What is the function of the local school board?

Hire a Superintendent Pass a Budget Policies

Who should have the authority to set curriculum and determine resources used in those curricula?

Texas Board of Education sets the curriculum and Regina Perez, is our representative.

Please rate in order the following priorities in relation to the role of a K-12 public school (omitting any that do not apply): Mathematics, Information Technology, Science, Political Activism, Personal Finances, Gender Identity, Physical Fitness, American History, Critical Race Theory, Language Arts, Art & Music, Vocational Learning, Sexuality, Foreign Language, Social Emotional Learning

Reading, Mathematics, Information Technology, Science, American History, Arts and Music, Physical Fitness-Education, Foreign Language, Vocational, Social Emotional Learning, Gender Identity and Sexuality.

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.


Our state should participate in the nationwide Common Core standards for high-school graduation.


Schools should use Social Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum and resources to teach emotions, values, and relationships.


I support the teaching of the 1619 Project emphasizing slavery and racism as the foundation of American history.


When students are taught courses such as Comprehensive Sex Ed (CSE) or Social Emotional Learning (SEL), they must opt-in with written parental permission.


Parents are the ultimate authority in their child’s education and should be able to freely pursue whatever educational options they deem best for their child.


No healthcare diagnosis or treatment, whether mental, reproductive, or otherwise, should be given to a child without first receiving written consent from the parent.


Who is responsible for teaching sexual education to children, and what is the appropriate age when it should be taught?

Parents, everything starts from the home and school can provide objectives at ages 10-12 given classes through Health Education.

If you support the teaching of Sex Ed, please answer the following question: Sexual education should include these topics (list all that apply and add your own, if needed) -- Physical and emotional health outcomes; contraceptive methods; consent; abstinence; sexual orientation and gender identity; human anatomy/the reproductive system; abortion methods and side effects; stages of pregnancy and fetal development; sex acts and pleasures of sex

Physical and emotional health outcomes; contraceptive methods; consent; abstinence; sexual orientation and gender identity; and human anatomy/the reproductive system.


No school official should be involved in the sexual transitioning of a student. All issues on this subject should be referred to the parents of the student.


Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality that is necessary for our system of limited government.


Teachers should not use alternative names and pronouns without parental permission.


Therapy for children who have unwanted same-sex attraction should be banned.


I support allowing students to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms, and to participate in athletic competition based on the gender with which they identify instead of biological sex.


Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

(Did not answer)


Why are you running for this office?

"I'm running to serve you on the EPISD Board of Trustees because I have always fought for the people of the Northeast. As the former President of the Northeast Sunrise Neighborhood Association, and proud graduate of Irvin High School, I understand the needs of our community because it has always been my home."

A candidate's personal moral values should not be relevant when considering a candidacy for elective office.

Strongly Agree   

Which of the 11 objectives specified in the Texas Education Code is your highest priority?

College and Career ready standards and assessments The No Child Left Behind Act (2001)

What books have had the most profound impact on your view of life?

Many books have had the most profound impact on my view of life.

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin and Master of Arts degree in Human Resources Development

Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?

Somewhat Conservative   

Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.


Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.

(Did not answer)

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

(Did not answer)

2nd Amendment

Teachers who are licensed to carry should be allowed to carry guns at school.


Other Important Issues

Do you support mandatory vaccinations for children attending public school?



  • Irvin High School, El Paso, General Studies, 1979
  • University of Austin, Austin, Bachelor of Science in Economics, 1987
Work & Military
  • Northeast Sunrise Neighborhood Association, Former President, 3
  • City of El Paso Neighborhood Leadership Academy, Graduate, 3
  • El Paso County Sheriff's Office Citizen's Academy, Citizen Leader, 3
  • Blessed Sacrament Rosary Altar Society, Former President
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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