Hon. Jane Kim 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 Hon. Jane Kim. A former Supervisor, School Board Member, and currently serving on the Democratic County Central Committee, Kim is the first Korean American elected official in the city of San Francisco. 

The support from Hon. Jane Kim 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, Assemblymembers Lorena Gonzalez and Alex Lee, CA Dem Party Vice Chair David Campos, 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.

“As a former elected official and someone who is still deeply involved in Democratic politics in California, I know what it takes to ensure your community is always the priority. That’s why I am endorsing Pilar for Assembly,” said Kim. “Pilar understands her community’s needs because she has lived them, and she will always put them first.”

Hon. Jane Kim is a proven leader who has fought to expand access to housing people can afford, protect renters, close the income gap and improve public schools. As Supervisor, Kim was a leading voice to close the income gap, authoring the ballot measure to increase San Francisco’s minimum wage to $15/hour.

“Throughout my career, I have always fought to ensure working families are paid fair wages, have access to housing they can afford, and have quality healthcare without going bankrupt. That’s exactly what Hon. Jane Kim has done as an elected leader, and I am grateful for her support,” said Schiavo. “As the first Korean American to serve in elected office in San Francisco, Jane has broken barriers and knows what it takes to stand up to special interests to fight for your community. I will do the same in Sacramento.”

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.