By Joseph Flaherty | Phoenix New Times
This article has been updated to include Lydia Hernandez’s full statement responding to the allegations about her behavior at the Texas conference.
Lydia Hernandez is a former state representative, an elected Cartwright School District board member, and a candidate for the Phoenix City Council. Last year, she traveled to Texas for an education association conference.
The organization behind the event says she’s not welcome back.
After the conference, the Austin-based Mexican American School Boards Association (MASBA) condemned Hernandez’s behavior in a letter and banned her from the group’s events in Texas until at least 2020.
In the midst of the controversy over her conduct, Hernandez made accusations of her own, claiming she witnessed a conference attendee grope another individual in front of her.