Chatsworth, CA -- Today, on the heels of announcing a record-setting fundraising haul of more than $120,000 in less than six weeks, Pilar Schiavo announced the endorsement of Assemblymember Alex Lee. Lee, a member of the API Legislative Caucus, is the youngest Asian American and first Gen Z legislator in California history, bringing a new generation of leadership and problem solving to Sacramento.
The support from Assemblymember Lee adds to the growing support for Pilar’s campaign, which recently announced the endorsements of Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond, Treasurer Fiona Ma, Board of Equalization Member Malia Cohen, Senators Maria Elena Durazo and Connie Leyva, Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez, CA Dem Party Vice Chair David Campos, Teamsters Joint Council 42, AFSCME 3299, National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW), United Steelworkers Local 675 (USW), and the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) TSA Local 1260.
“I am proud to endorse Pilar for Assembly. Not only does she have decades of experience delivering for her community, but she has the integrity to stand against special interests and put her district first. She will make a remarkable Assemblymember and I look forward to serving alongside her in Sacramento.”
With a proven track record working on the issues that motivated Schiavo to run - like housing people can afford, guaranteed healthcare, and reinvesting in our schools and social services - Lee has spent his first term in office ensuring his community is always the priority above special interests.
“Having the support of Assemblymember Lee should send a clear signal to corporations and special interests that I will always put my community first, and that I won’t back down from what motivates me to run: to deliver what our district deserves,” said Schiavo. I look forward to working with Assemblymember Lee to stand up to these special interests and work on the issues that matter most, like housing and healthcare.”
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.