Vincent Hernandez


Vince Hernandez was one of the first babies born in 1962 at Manteca Hospital (now Doctors Hospital) shortly after it opened. He grew up in Manteca, attending Lincoln Elementary and Lindbergh Elementary. He graduated from Manteca High School in 1980, and then attended Delta College. After Delta, he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and Master of Arts for Special Education from the University of the Pacific. He earned his Basic Pupil Personnel Credential for school psychology from the University of California, Davis. Vince Hernandez started his educational career as a special education teacher for the Oakdale Unified School District in 1986, was a school psychologist in the Turlock, the San Joaquin County Office of Education, the New Jerusalem Delta Charter School. He currently works for the Stockton Unified School District as a special education administrator. Vince was elected to the Manteca City Council in 2002 and served until 2014. During his tenure, he was a co-chair for the city’s negotiations with Big League Dreams. He also advocated and supported renovations of Lincoln Park and the Morezone Park baseball field, as well as the establishment of the BMX track and working to secure the Great Wolf Resort indoor water park. He was also instrumental in developing Woodward Park as well as securing Stadium Retail Center, the Manteca Transit Center, Bass Pro Shops, and AMC Theatre among other projects He volunteered 18 years as a Manteca Little League and Manteca Babe Ruth baseball coach, 9 years as a Catholic Youth Organization basketball coach, 8 years as a Manteca Area Soccer League coach, and co-chaired the Manteca Children’s Foundation Antone Raymus Charity Golf and Car Show from 1998 to 2018. He served on the Doctors Hospital of Manteca governing board from 2014 to 2016 and has been a member of the Great Valley Bookfest Committee and Manteca Rotary Club. He also is a member of the Knights of Columbus, served on the San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission overseeing the Altamont Corridor Express from 2014 to 2016, served as a Give Every Child a Chance board member from 2003 to 2011, and was on the St. Anthony of Padua School Board from 2002 to 2006. Vince is married to Risa, who is a teacher at Sequoia Elementary School. They have three children: Sebastian, 26, Ana, 25 and Vincent III, 17.