Prior Service to the City of Hialeah
Before being elected to public office, Mayor Hernandez served the community as a police officer in the Hialeah Police Department for over twenty-two years, retiring as Commander. Prior to his election as mayor, Mr. Hernandez served the City of Hialeah as a Council Member beginning in 2005. He was elected by his peers on the City Council in 2007 to serve as Council Vice President and in 2009 to serve as Council President, a leadership position he held until he was appointed Mayor of the City of Hialeah on May 23, 2011.
Tenure as Mayor
On November 15, 2011 Carlos Hernandez was elected by the citizens of Hialeah to continue serving as their Mayor.
Carlos Hernandez was re-elected as Mayor of the City of Hialeah on November 5, 2013 and once more in November 7, 2017.
Carlos Hernandez was born in 1961 in Camaguey, Cuba. He grew up in Hialeah, playing in the City's parks and studying in its public schools.