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Daniel Hernandez Jr., former Congressional intern, credited with helping save Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords’ life after she was shot last January was elected to a school board in Arizona early last week according to the LA Times.

According to the report, the humble hero and political science major made no mention of the tragic shooting incident during his campaign.  Although Hernandez was recognized by the President for his acts during that fateful day last January, the University of Arizona student has claimed that the incident may have detracted people from his efforts to improve education in his district.

Hernandez will serve the same Tuscon area district in which he graduated high school from in 2008.

[Photo By Pete Souza]

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