Why you should support Alex De Ocampo

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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Jul 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.

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Jul 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

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Jun 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.

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Jun 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!

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Jun 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.

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Jun 11 2017

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  • Rita Kreynin endorsed

    “His inspiring story!!”

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    “Elect good people who will do good things!”

  • Ferdinand Felipe Sr endorsed

  • Vincent Jones endorsed

    “I support Alex because he has been a fighter for progressive values and progressive candidates.”

  • Grace Barrios endorsed

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