Assemblymember Miguel Santiago Endorses Pilar Schiavo for Assembly

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 Miguel Santiago. Santiago is Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Los County Homelessness, and sits on four other key Assembly Committees: the Health, Higher Education, Public Safety, and Utilities & Energy Committees.

The endorsement from Santiago adds to the growing support for Pilar’s campaign, which recently earned 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, Assemblymembers Lorena Gonzalez and Alex Lee, CA Dem Party Vice Chair David Campos, Hon. Jane Kim, Teamsters Joint Council 42, AFSCME 3299, National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW), California Conference of Machinists, United Steelworkers Local 675 (USW), and the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) TSA Local 1260.

“Pilar is ready to get to work on day one for her community on the issues that matter most - housing people can afford, solving our homelessness crisis, economic stability for all families, and access to healthcare. That’s why I’m supporting her for Assembly,” said Assemblymember Santiago. “I look forward to working with her to get things done and deliver for her community, who deserve a representative that makes their interests a priority.”

A Los Angeles area Assemblymember who previously served as a Member of the Los Angeles Community College District Board, Santiago is focused on delivering for his community on many of the same issues that motivated Schiavo to run for Assembly - affordable higher education, providing housing for Californian’s experiencing homelessness, expanding childcare, and passing more gun safety regulations. 

“Assemblymember Santiago has been an incredibly effective elected official, both on the Los Angeles Community College Board and in the Assembly. I am proud to have earned his support,” said Schiavo. “I look forward to working with him to deliver for our community on critical issues like housing people can afford, real solutions to our homelessness crisis, access to educational opportunities both at the early childhood and higher education levels, and keeping our communities safe from gun violence.”

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. More at Pilar4CA.com.