Chatsworth, CA -- Today, Pilar Schiavo announced the endorsement of Senator Connie Leyva, Chair of the Senate Education Committee and the Senate Democratic Caucus, in the race to flip Assembly District 38 back to blue. Support from Leyva - a long-time champion for working families - comes on the heels of the endorsement from Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez.
Senator Leyva - the first woman President of the California Labor Federation - shares Pilar’s vision and passion to uplift working families and ensure all Californians have healthcare, housing, and economic stability.
"Pilar has spent her entire career delivering for working families. On the issues of healthcare, housing, economic stability, and homelessness, Pilar has always delivered for her community. I know she will hit the ground running in the Assembly doing the same,” said Senator Leyva. “I am proud to endorse Pilar and look forward to working with her to ensure all people's voices are heard in Sacramento.”
With a 4-point Democratic registration advantage and a candidate ready to hit the ground running to raise the resources needed to win, now is the time to win back this seat.
“I am so honored that Senator Leyva has endorsed our campaign, a trailblazer who I met years ago in her role as the first woman President of the California Labor Federation. When women support women, our policies - and our communities - benefit. I look forward to working with Senator Leyva to deliver for working families,” said Pilar.
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.