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 continues in the Assembly. 

I’m running to represent the 51st Assembly District 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.

I'm the son of Filipino immigrants who came to Historic Filipinotown to flee the Marcos regime. I understand 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, I was able to take advantage of opportunities made possible to me by public education and the entertainment industry.

I'm asking you to join me in this campaign. Together, we will fight for our progressive values.

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September 12, 2017

Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema Endorses Alex

Arizona Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema has announced her support for Alex De Ocampo’s bid to represent California’s 51st district in the state Assembly, the campaign announced today.

“We need people in office who are dedicated to making sure every community has a seat at the table. As a gay man of color, Alex De Ocampo has the experience and is committed to advancing LGBTQ rights. I know Alex will be a strong fighter for the most vulnerable among us, and I am thrilled to support his campaign for the California Assembly,” stated Congresswoman Sinema.

Congresswoman Sinema has represented Arizona’s 9th congressional district since 2013. Prior to that, she served in both chambers of the Arizona state legislature. A member of the LGBTQ community, Congresswoman Sinema has fought against anti-LGBTQ measures, and continues to be a leading voice for equality.

“I am proud to have earned the support of Congresswoman Sinema. She is a trailblazer, and has spent her career fighting for marginalized people. I look forward to finding ways to work together to tear down the barriers that stand in the way of success and opportunity,” said De Ocampo.

September 6, 2017

L.A. City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield endorses Alex De Ocampo

Los Angeles City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield has endorsed Alex De Ocampo in his bid to represent California’s 51st Assembly District.

“I believe Alex de Ocampo is the best choice for the Assembly because he has the skills needed to fight for progressive priorities in our state’s budget. His experience managing a $400 million budget and establishing the most impactful projects of the Saban Family Foundation, Alex is prepared to advocate for Los Angeles and ensure our tax dollars are being used to deliver quality public services. I look forward to working with him when he is a member of the Assembly,” stated Councilmember Blumenfield.

Councilmember Blumenfield represents the 3rd district on the Los Angeles City Council. He served as chair of the Budget Committee when he served in the State Assembly, he helped guide the state out of recession to passing on time and balanced budgets. A very effective legislator, Blumenfield had more than 50 bills signed into law.

“I am grateful for the support of Councilmember Bob Blumenfield. He was integral in leading our state out of economic crisis. I hope to follow his example of pushing for progressive policies in our state budget while to building long-lasting economic growth for our community.” stated Alex De Ocampo.

August 30, 2017

Former Assemblymember Mike Gatto Endorses Alex De Ocampo

Former Assemblymember Mike Gatto has chosen to support Alex De Ocampo in the October 3rd Special Election to fill the vacancy in California’s 51st Assembly District.

“Alex De Ocampo will be the best advocate for maintaining a strong entertainment industry,” said former Assemblymember Gatto. “It was arts and entertainment that allowed Alex to rise out of poverty and that’s why he’ll be a champion for creating jobs that help lift people into the middle class. We need his perspective in the Assembly when it comes to making investments in job training and helping build a pipeline of technical workers so our economy can continue to thrive. I’m proud to support Alex De Ocampo and I encourage you to vote for him on Tuesday, October 3rd.”

Former Assemblymember Gatto represented portions of the 51st Assembly district prior to redistricting. His family has a long history of supporting the arts in Los Angeles and he channeled this passion into legislation to invest in arts education and creative professions.

“I’m honored to have the support of former Assemblymember Mike Gatto. When he was in the Assembly, our state was in an economic crisis and he found ways to improve our state’s economy through boosting the film and entertainment industry. I look to continue Mike Gatto’s legacy as a champion for the entertainment economy by expanding tax incentive programs and creating jobs to lift more families into California’s middle class,” stated Alex De Ocampo.

August 28, 2017

Assemblymember Matt Dababneh endorses Alex De Ocampo for Assembly

At the campaign office opening for Alex De Ocampo on Saturday, August 26th, Assemblymember Matt Dababneh declared his support for Alex De Ocampo’s bid to represent California’s 51st Assembly District.

To a crowd of supporters gathered to prepare for the upcoming October 3rd Special Election, Assemblymember Dababneh stated, “We have an opportunity to elect someone who is not just my friend but someone who brings a skillset to the legislature that is much needed. He’s reasonable and understands how to get things done. Alex is a true progressive champion who has fought for LGBT and environmental rights. I know he’ll come up to Sacramento and be an advocate for people who are trying to better their lives and give them a voice.”

“I’m honored to have the support of Assemblymember Matt Dababneh. He has been effective leader in advocating for foster youth, financial literacy, and animal rights. I’m looking forward to working with him to create opportunity for all and help lift more families into California’s middle class,” stated Alex De Ocampo.

August 14, 2017

Wendy Greuel announces her endorsement for Alex De Ocampo

Alex De Ocampo has received the endorsement of Wendy Greuel in his race to represent California’s 51st Assembly District. A dedicated public servant with years of experience as an executive in the entertainment industry, Wendy knows Alex has the skills needed to advocate for Los Angeles’s entertainment economy.

“Los Angeles has long been a place where people can follow their dreams and find opportunities to succeed. As the child of immigrants, Alex worked hard in school and started his career at Castle Rock Entertainment and then worked his way up the ladder to eventually managing the Saban Family Foundation. As a board member of the California Film Commission, Alex knows how crucial entertainment industry jobs are to sustain our middle class and help lift people out of poverty. I believe Alex will be a great advocate for Los Angeles and the entertainment industry and I’m proud to support in his campaign for Assembly,” stated Wendy Greuel.

“I am honored to have the support of Wendy Greuel. She has served as a mentor to me when she worked at Dreamworks and I’ve long admired her commitment to making Los Angeles a better place for everyone to live and pursue their dreams. In the Assembly, I look forward to working with her on ways to create jobs and help working men and women get ahead through providing affordable child care and housing opportunities,” stated Alex De Ocampo.

Wendy Greuel is a former Los Angeles City Controller and City Councilmember. She currently serves as the chairwoman of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, is a member of the Governing Council of the Los Angeles County Initiative on Women and Girls, and an Executive in Residence and a Strategic Advisor at the California State University Northridge Nazarian College of Business and Economics. Prior to being elected to office, she was an executive at Dreamworks SKG. 

August 7, 2017

Equality California endorses Alex De Ocampo

Alex De Ocampo has earned the support of Equality California in his campaign to represent California’s 51st Assembly District. Equality California is the nation’s largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender civil rights organization dedicated to creating a fair and just society. He is proud to be one of the four candidates endorsed by them.

“I am honored to have the support of Equality California,” said De Ocampo. “They have done tremendous work to advance and protect the rights of California’s LGBTQ community, and I look forward to working alongside them to continue working towards LGBTQ equality and social justice in our communities.”

"We are fortunate to have a large group of candidates in the District 51 race who support LGBTQ equality and social justice," said EQCA Executive Director Rick Zbur. "However, four candidates stood out from the rest of the field, demonstrating a superior and outstanding understanding of the issues and priorities of the LGBTQ community, as well as a more significant history and record of demonstrated commitment to LGBTQ equality and social justice in their public and community activities."

July 20, 2017

Assemblymember Rob Bonta and Filipino Leaders Unite in Support of Alex De Ocampo for State Assembly

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.”

In addition to Assemblymember Bonta, Alex has earned the support of Filipino community leaders in the Los Angeles area including: 

Mark Pulido, Mayor Pro Tem of Cerritos

Art Flores – Vice President, Filipino American Community of Los Angeles*

Lyle Del Mundo – President, Search to Involve Pilipino Americans*

Jennifer Abrillo – Former Rampart Village Neighborhood Council*

Susan Dilkes – Community Advocate

Joselyn Gaega-Rosenthal – Community Advocate

Alberto Frias – Community Advocate

Perla Santos – Community Advocate

Krizia Medenilla – Community Advocate and Small Business Owner

Macky Forty – Community Advocate

Rinna Gonzales – Community Advocate

Terresita Nones – Community Advocate

Claire Espina – Community Advocate

Arturo “Art” Garcia – Community Advocate

Josephine Estoesta – Community Advocate

Oliver Sulit – Community Advocate

Stephanie Uy – Community Advocate

Gloria Resurreccion – Community Advocate

Gerald Gubatan – Community Advocate

*Titles for identification purposes only

“Many Filipino families face incredible challenges when they immigrate here to start a new life. Alex De Ocampo understands the needs of our community. He’ll work to create good jobs, expand access to affordable and quality health care, and strengthen our schools. He’ll fight for us in the Assembly and make our community proud. I know he’ll do a great job,” said Susan Dilkes.

Alex has worked with many of these leaders in Historic Filipinotown at the Pilipino Worker Center and the Filipino America Community of Los Angeles. He has been an advocate for immigrant and workers rights in the community.

Read more at the Asian Journal:


July 17, 2017

Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell Endorses Alex De Ocampo

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.

Representing the communities of Echo Park, Elysian Valley, Glassell Park, Hollywood, Historic Filipinotown, and Silver Lake, Councilmember O’Farrell has been an effective and accessible member of the city council, digging in on important community issues, as well as pushing for greater opportunity in the local economy. He has been a vocal leader in the effort to expand film credits and has forged partnerships with the entertainment industry to create more jobs in Los Angeles.

“Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell is an important voice for progressive issues and has played a key role in expanding job opportunities in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles. I am honored to have his support in my campaign for Assembly and look forward to working with him to create more good paying job opportunities in Los Angeles,” stated Alex De Ocampo

June 27, 2017

Congressman Brad Sherman Backs Alex De Ocampo for Assembly

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.

Congressman Brad Sherman has fought for working families in Washington, DC since 1997. He has championed reforms to protect consumers and hold financial institutions accountable. Early in his career as a CPA and a tax law specialist, Congressman Sherman helped represent the Government of the Philippines under President Aquino in a successful effort to seize assets of deposed President Marcos.

“Congressman Brad Sherman has been a progressive advocate for Los Angeles’ families and holding wealthy corporate interests accountable. I am grateful for his support and will fight alongside him to make sure working families have a strong voice in the legislature,” stated Alex De Ocampo.

June 20, 2017

World Premiere of Our First Campaign Video

Today is the world premiere of our first campaign video and I want you to be among the first to view it. 

Click here to watch the video.

The challenges of growing up in an immigrant family trying to make a new life in Los Angeles are the same that many families face today. I'm running for Assembly because I want to ensure everyone, no matter their background, has the opportunity to succeed.

I'll fight to build a stronger economy, invest more in child care, provide quality public education, and job training, welcome immigrants to our communities, and ensure access to affordable and quality health care for all.

If you enjoyed my video, help me ensure voters in California's 51st Assembly District see it. Make a contribution today!

June 15, 2017

Fiona Ma is On Board

This week has been amazing. I want to sincerely thank everyone who has contributed, volunteered to help, and shared words of encouragement and support for my run for the Assembly.

We’re off to a great start and even better news - today we announced our first endorsement! I am honored to have received the endorsement of Board of Equalization Member Fiona Ma.

Fiona has been a warrior for working families and an advocate for accountability and fairness. In the Assembly, 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.

She has been a mentor to me, and I will follow the example she set by fighting to insure our progressive values are reflected in our state’s policies and budget.

This special election is going to come fast, which is why I’m grateful to Fiona for coming on board early. It’s also why I need your early support.

June 11, 2017

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