Chatsworth, CA -- Today, Pilar Schiavo announced that in just under six weeks since she first announced her candidacy, she raised more than $120,000 in the race to flip the 38th Assembly District back to blue. Schiavo breaks a fundraising record for this district, raising more than any non-incumbent candidate in the shortest amount of time, Democrat or Republican, running for this seat in their first campaign finance filing.
Schiavo’s huge fundraising haul comes on the heels of her announcement of many prominent endorsements, including Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond, Treasurer Fiona Ma, BOE Member Malia Cohen, Senator Maria Elena Durazo, Senator Connie Leyva, Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez, National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW), and United Steelworkers Local 675 (USW), among others.
“Raising $120,000 in six weeks is an incredible accomplishment, especially for a people-powered campaign who isn’t taking money from special interests like the oil, gas, pharmaceutical, and insurance industries,” said Schiavo. “I am so grateful and honored to have the support and trust of our community as we work together to fight for the representation we deserve. For 20 years, I have delivered good jobs, healthcare access, a clean environment, and worked for housing everyone can afford -- I will bring that experience with me to Sacramento to continue delivering for all of us, starting on day one.”
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.