Local Leaders Endorse Pilar for Assembly

Leaders in the 38th Assembly District rally behind Schiavo

Chatsworth, CA -- Today, Pilar Schiavo announced the endorsements of local community leaders in her race to flip the 38th Assembly District, including: LAUSD Board Member Scott Schmerleson, Chatsworth Neighborhood Council Member Geoff Williams, Chatsworth-Porter Ranch Chamber of Commerce Vice Chair R Grace Rodriguez, and Founding member of the West Valley Neighborhood Alliance on Homelessness Tom Booth.

The support from these local community leaders adds to the growing support for Pilar’s campaign, which recently announced the endorsements of Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond, National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW), United Steelworkers Local 675 (USW), Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez, and Senators Maria Elena Durazo and Connie Leyva.

"We need moms like Pilar Schiavo who are leaders at their schools and who will champion public education in Sacramento. Pilar has served on the local Leadership Council and the PTSA at Chatsworth Park Urban Planning Magnet, supporting not only her daughter's class, but the entire school community,” said LAUSD Board Member Scott Schmerleson. “I am proud to endorse her because I know that students, parents, teachers, staff, and the entire LAUSD family would be well represented in the state legislature by Pilar Schiavo."

Having spent years doing the hard work to deliver tangible results for her community - including initiating and co-founding West Valley Homes YES! (WVHY) and West Valley People's Alliance, and with her daughter’s school on the PTA as an elected member of the Leadership & School Site Councils - Pilar is honored to have earned the support of many esteemed community leaders. 

“Our community has made it clear that we are fed up with the status quo in Sacramento, including a current representative whose values are not in line with ours,” said Schiavo. “We deserve someone who is fighting for us - for access to quality education, housing affordability, healthcare for all, and economic stability. The confidence from these community leaders that I can deliver on those priorities means the world.”

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.