Chatsworth, CA -- Today, on the heels of announcing a record setting fundraising haul, dubbed the “Schiavo Stash” by Politico's Playbook, of more than $120,000 in less than six weeks, Pilar Schiavo announced the endorsement of California Democratic Party Vice Chair David Campos in the race to flip Assembly District 38 back to blue.
The support from Campos 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, National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW), and United Steelworkers Local 675 (USW).
“In 2020, two Republicans advanced to the general election in a seat that has a Democratic voter registration advantage. We can’t let that happen again in 2022 - and that’s why I am endorsing Pilar for Assembly,” said CA Dem Party Vice Chair Campos. “Pilar has the experience, organizing background, fundraising ability, and connection to the community to win.”
Growing up in Los Angeles as an undocumented child, Vice Chair Campos has always been a strong ally of organized labor, fighting to make the rights of working families the party’s top priority. Serving as a County Supervisor, Chair of a County Democratic Party, and now the Vice Chair of the California Democratic Party, Campos knows what it takes to deliver for your community when in elected office.
“Vice Chair Campos’ work to strengthen the partnership between the party and organized labor, as well as his work to ensure all people have access to healthcare are two of the many reasons I am honored to have earned his support,” said Schaivo. “David is right -- Democrats must be united to ensure we win back the Assembly seat, and I am ready to do the job.”
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.