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.
I'm honored today to announce the endorsement of California State Controller John Chiang, the state's chief fiscal officer and highest ranking Asian Pacific Islander:
"I am very pleased to endorse Alex De Ocampo for L.A. City Council. Alex has exhibited great dedication to Los Angeles through his work as a member of his Neighborhood Council and in directing resources from the foundation he manages into this community. The Los Angeles City Council will benefit from having a dynamic individual like Alex, who will use his experience to ensure that the next generation of Angelenos has the same opportunities he had.”