83rd district State Representative Shane Hernandez is announcing his candidacy for congress. Hernandez, a republican from Port Huron, announced this morning that he will be running for the congressional seat currently held by Paul Mitchell. Mitchell announced earlier this year that he will not be seeking election in 2020. Hernandez was elected to the state legislature in 2016 and is currently serving as house appropriations chairman. He has previously served as chair of the St. Clair County GOP and as vice-president of Port Huron based architecture firm. Hernandez was named most conservative member of the Michigan House last year.