Teresa Hernandez

Board Member—Teresa Hernandez is a restaurateur, small business owner, and the President of the Lincoln Club of Orange County. She is the first Hispanic woman to lead California’s oldest and largest Conservative donor organization. She and her husband operate The Mariachi Heritage, a non-profit 501-C-3 organization dedicated to providing children with an opportunity to learn the noble tradition and legacy of mariachi music. Teresa also serves as Treasurer on the Palm Lane Charter School Board after her involvement in helping to successfully convert Palm Lane from a chronically failing public school to a successful charter school through the Parent Trigger Law. Her appointment as President of the Lincoln Club was accompanied by endorsements from local and national leaders: Former Speaker ofthe House Newt Gingrich, Governor Mike Huckabee, Ambassador Ric Grenell, CAGOP Chair Jessica Millan Patterson, Congresswoman Michelle Steel and Congresswoman Young Kim. Former speaker of the House Newt Gingrich praised Teresa Hernandez as “a vibrant leader who is filled with energy.” He said, “we can be confident that she will lead the Conservative comeback in California. Teresa has the courage to do what’s right and the vision to lead.”