The intern who rushed to Arizona’s Gabrielle Gifford’s side after she was shot in the head outside a Tucson supermarket has now been elected to a Tucson-area school board.
Daniel Hernández Jr., who propped up Gifford’s head in a move that is credited with helping save her life, won the race for school board member in Arizona’s Sunnyside Unified School District. The former University of Arizona political science major can now add the title to his list of achievements, which includes , attending the State of the Union address, meeting President Obama and throwing out the first pitch at Major League Baseball's All-Star game.
"But I didn't feel like I was doing anything concrete," Hernández told the Los Angeles Times. "I wanted to find a way to do public service."
Hernández ran away with the school board race, garnering over 61 percent of the vote. His competitor, Sherrie Burdic, came away with just under 36 percent.