Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez Endorses Pilar for Assembly

Chatsworth, CA -- Today, Pilar Schiavo announced the endorsement of Appropriations Chair Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez in the race to flip Assembly District 38 back to blue. The early support from one of the most powerful members in the Assembly is a huge boost for the campaign, which just launched last week.

Assemblymember Gonzalez - who is also the Chair of the Select Committee on Women in the Workplace and served as Chair of the Latino Caucus from 2018-2020 - is supporting Pilar for Assembly because of her ability to bring bold solutions to her community’s biggest problems.

"We need more people in the Assembly who will work to find real, long-term solutions to our biggest problems -- not another person who will just advance band-aid solutions to gain political points. Pilar is that leader, and I would be proud to serve with her,” said Assemblymember Gonzalez. “As we emerge from the COVID crisis, we can't settle for the status quo. That's why we need Pilar in the Assembly."

With a 4-point Democratic registration advantage and a candidate ready to hit the ground running to raise the resources needed to win, now is the time to win back this seat.

“I am honored to have earned the support from Assemblymember Gonzalez, who has spent her career working to uplift working families. People need bold leadership to ensure they have access to quality healthcare, housing they can afford, and an opportunity to earn a living wage. I look forward to working with Assemblymember Gonzalez to start delivering on day one.”

Pilar has spent her career working to uplift working families. For almost 13 years, Pilar worked with California Nurses Association (CNA), most recently deploying nurses for disaster relief and humanitarian missions. She's also worked with UNITE-HERE Local 11, SEIU, AFL-CIO, the San Francisco Labor Council, all with the one goal of uplifting families. Pilar has been active in her community for years, initiating and co-founding West Valley Homes YES! (WVHY) and the West Valley People's Alliance (WVPA), serving on the PTA at her daughter's public school, and was elected to the Leadership & School Site Councils. Pilar lives with her daughter Sofia and her stepdaughter Germany in Chatsworth.