As a member of the City Council, my top priority will be to create good, middle-class jobs. Having spent my career in the private sector, I understand the importance of making sure that City Hall and the business community are partners. If elected, I will pursue an extensive jobs agenda that will support small businesses and workers in Council District 13. While Council District 13 has seen significant job growth in recent years, there is still much more to do to create good, middle-class jobs. The following proposals are some of my top priorities. I intend to work closely with business and labor to build on these initiatives.
Posted by Todd Sargent · February 12, 2013 1:02 AM
All hands on deck! We are less than three weeks from the March 5 election - and WE NEED YOUR HELP! Come join us this Saturday and/or Sunday, as we continue voter outreach.
The office is located at 5421 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite D, Los Angeles, California 90029. (just east of Western) Phone #: 323-957-2500. We are open Mon-Fri, 10am to 8pm and Sat/Sun, 9am to 8pm through Election Day (March 5).
The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce endorsed Alex this past week, citing his experience and expertise as the driving factors behind their decision.
“Alex De Ocampo brings a unique mix of policy expertise and significant experience in how to make a business successful and how government can help the local economy thrive," said Gary Toebben, L.A. Area Chamber President & CEO.
“I am honored to have received the endorsement of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce,” Alex said after receiving word of the Chamber’s decision.
“The Chamber represents businesses large and small and plays a vital role in promoting job growth in Los Angeles. I look forward to putting my private sector experience to work on City Council helping small businesses grow and thrive. We must do more to eliminate unnecessary red tape, create new incentives for creating good middle class jobs here in L.A., and connect employers with our public schools and community colleges to expand job-training opportunities for Angelenos.”
Through the help of friends and family we successfully organized a very efficient signature gathering effort. With over 130 candidates for public office citywide, we were the 13th campaign to submit signatures and the 11th to qualify in the whole city. Some districts are easier than others to gather qualifying signatures and it can be tougher in the 13th Council District due to many locked apartment buildings and gated households.
This race is going to be won through grassroots community organizing, and being really from the community with friends and family living locally will be a big advantage! To get more involved make sure to submit through our volunteer signup page.
We just held our first organizing meeting for the campaign, and the room was so full we ran out of chairs!
We conducted a briefing on the state of the race, and trained supporters on how they can most help the campaign. We'll be doing this again throughout the campaign. If you want to get more involved fill out this form and we'll make sure to reach out.
California Assembly Speaker pro Tempore Fiona Ma has endorsed Alex for City Council!
"I'm proud to endorse Alex De Ocampo. Alex is a dynamic leader who was brought up in the neighborhoods of East Hollywood and is using his unique experience to help improve his community. He’s just the leader we need for a smarter and more creative approach to city government. Alex has my full support for his campaign for city council,” Assemblymember Ma stated.
"I’m very excited to receive Assemblymember Ma’s support,” De Ocampo said. “Fiona has been a friend, mentor and someone whose leadership I have admired. She has served our state and her community effectively, and I intend to emulate the example she has set for public service as a member of the Los Angeles City Council.”
The endorsement follows a strong financial reporting period showing for De Ocampo, and continues to grow on momentum in this campaign. Speaker pro Tempore Ma besides lending her name will also be actively involved with De Ocampo’s fundraising efforts and providing political assistance in his race for the 13th Council District.
Posted by Alex De Ocampo. Written By Joseph Pimentel of Asian Journal · August 15, 2012 1:29 AM
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Alex de Ocampo remembers it, like it just happened yesterday.
De Ocampo, a successful young Fil-Am with a resume full of achievements, had just finished eating dinner when he stepped outside of a restaurant in Silverlake and heard his name being called.
Through the shadows in front of the restaurant was an unkempt man in tattered clothes. The man called out to him again.
De Ocampo squinted. Maybe just a homeless person begging for change. But the young man looked familiar. De Ocampo looked more deeply. Quickly it dawned on him, he knew the man. De Ocampo said the young man’s name.