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