Chatsworth, CA -- Today, Pilar Schiavo announced the endorsement of California State Treasurer Fiona Ma in her effort to flip the 38th Assembly District. This is Schiavo’s second statewide endorsement in the race, the first was announced last week by Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond. The support from Treasurer Ma adds to the growing support for Pilar’s campaign, which recently announced the endorsements of National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW), United Steelworkers Local 675 (USW), Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez, and Senators Maria Elena Durazo and Connie Leyva.
Treasurer Ma is the first woman of color elected as treasurer, building a reputation as a problem-solving public servant, adept at building unlikely coalitions to overcome California's most complex problems. Treasurer Ma and Pilar have worked together in the past, and share priorities on many critical issues, including expanding access to healthcare, growing affordable housing and homelessness solutions, creating new clean energy jobs, and providing support for K-12 and higher education. Given their history working together, Pilar is honored to have earned Treasurer Ma’s support.
“Treasurer Ma has broken barriers, and been focused throughout her career on delivering on the priorities of her community,” said Schiavo. “I am so grateful for Treasurer Ma’s support and confidence in me. I look forward to working with her on many of the priority issues of our community, including healthcare, housing, economic stability, and education.”
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