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Pilar Schiavo Sworn in as Assemblywoman for District 40

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  • Jenna Sickenius
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SACRAMENTO, CA – Pilar Schiavo was sworn in as the Assemblymember for District 40 today in the State Capitol. The newly elected Assemblywoman was the only Democratic candidate to flip an assembly seat during this election cycle; she represents a region that includes Chatsworth, Northridge, Granada Hills, North Hills, Porter Ranch, the Santa Clarita Valley, Newhall, and Castaic.

“I am honored to have earned the trust of the voters of my community to represent them in Sacramento,” said Assemblywoman Schiavo. “I’m ready to get to work for our community to ensure folks have access to good jobs, guaranteed healthcare, housing they can afford, real solutions to homelessness, and an economy that allows families to thrive.”

Prior to serving in the Assembly, Assemblywoman Schiavo was a Small Business Owner and Nurse Advocate who worked in the labor movement for more than 20 years on issues that deeply impact people’s lives, including the very issues she intends to champion in the Assembly.

Throughout her career, Assemblywoman Schiavo helped deliver healthcare, including reproductive healthcare, to more than one million people. In the Northwest San Fernando Valley, she co-founded an organization that helped secure housing for Veterans experiencing homelessness, has delivered more than 50,000 meals to people in need, and increased resources to help keep our communities safe.

Assemblywoman Schiavo lives in Chatsworth with her daughter Sofia where they love to hike in the Santa Susana Mountains. She has been involved in the PTA of her daughter’s neighborhood public school. Her stepdaughter Germany graduated from Granada Hills Charter High School and is now a senior in college studying business administration.