Filipino community leaders are making Alex De Ocampo their choice in the race for California’s 51st Assembly District. Announced in this week’s Asian Journal, Assemblymember Rob Bonta has endorsed Alex De Ocampo. Assemblymember Bonta is the only Filipino-American currently serving in the state legislature and stressed the importance of having more qualified Filipino Americans in elected office as the community is the fastest-growing group in California. As stated to the Asian Journal, Assemblymember Bonta explained why he’s supporting Alex: “I’ve known Alex for some time now and really believe in his leadership and his ability to step into the role on day one and hit the ground running to make a difference and represent the values of the district and all its beautiful diversity. He’s very skilled and experienced, and he’s been involved in several endeavors and I know that he’s ready. He’s extremely smart, has great interpersonal skills and has cultivated wonderful relationships, which truly impact your ability to be effective as an Assemblymember. “Having been the first Filipino elected in the state Legislature, I promise also to not be the last. Helping other great leaders who have a path to be in the Legislature and supporting and mentoring them or having their back has been a top priority for me and supporting Alex, given this election and the timing, is a top priority for me. It’s always been important to me, making sure we get another Filipino in the same office. I’m very proud and honored to support and endorse him.” Continue reading
Alex De Ocampo has earned the support of Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell in his campaign for State Assembly. A strong advocate for the arts and entertainment economy in Los Angeles, Councilmember O’Farrell shares Alex’s commitment to ensuring Los Angeles remains the creative center of the world. “Alex De Ocampo understands firsthand that the entertainment industry is an economic driver of Los Angeles’ economy. From his experience working at Castle Rock Entertainment through the Youth Entertainment Summer program, to landing a job as an assistant with Power Rangers creator Haim Saban, and ultimately managing the $400 million budget of the Saban Family Foundation, Alex knows that a strong entertainment industry can provide an opportunity to rise out of poverty and into the middle class. As a member of the State Assembly, Alex would be a great partner to work with to strengthen our arts and entertainment economy,” stated Councilmember O’Farrell. Continue reading
Alex De Ocampo has received the endorsement of Southern California Congressman Brad Sherman for his bid to represent California’s 51st Assembly District. Congressman Sherman is the first member of Congress to draft and circulate articles of impeachment against Donald Trump. “The opportunity for hardworking families to safely and securely access education and quality health care are under attack by the Trump Administration’s policies. California needs leaders who understand the challenges these families face. Alex De Ocampo knows these struggles from his own family’s experience as immigrants trying to make a new life in Los Angeles. I’m supporting Alex De Ocampo for Assembly because he will stand up for all families in California,” stated Congressman Brad Sherman. Continue reading
Alex De Ocampo has earned the support of Board of Equalization member Fiona Ma, the campaign announced today. An advocate for reform, fairness, and transparency, Ma believes De Ocampo's perspective is needed in the Assembly. "Legislators make critical decisions on our state's budget every year. Because of Alex's experience managing $400 million in giving for the Saban Family Foundation, he possesses the skills and judgment needed to be an effective Assemblymember. I fully support his candidacy for Assembly," Ma stated. Ma is the past Chair of the Board of Equalization and is a Certified Public Tax Accountant. She previously served in the State Assembly where she spearheaded efforts to protect consumers, help California’s working families pay their bills, increase access to quality health care, and provide equal rights for all. "I'm honored to have the support of Board of Equalization member Fiona Ma. She has been a warrior for working families, and an advocate for accountability and fairness. In the Assembly, I will follow the example she set by fighting to insure our progressive values are reflected in the state budget,” stated De Ocampo.
Will Continue the Fight for Progressive Values Started by Congressman-Elect Jimmy Gomez Alex De Ocampo is entering the race for the 51st Assembly District that will be vacant as a result of Congressman-Elect Jimmy Gomez's victory. A son of Filipino immigrants who came to Historic Filipinotown to flee the Marcos regime, De Ocampo uniquely understands the struggle many working people and immigrant families face when trying to make a new life in Los Angeles. Despite growing up in intense poverty, De Ocampo was able to take advantage of opportunities made possible to him by public education and the entertainment industry. "I'm excited for my dear friend, Jimmy Gomez, to be representing our community in Congress. He has served us well and we need to ensure that his track record of progressive leadership will continue in the Assembly. I'm running because I want California to lead the way when it comes to building a stronger economy, providing high-quality education and job training, welcoming immigrants, and ensuring access to affordable and quality health care for all. I will work to ensure that everyone, no matter their background, has the opportunity to succeed," stated De Ocampo. Continue reading