Endorsement: Pilar Schiavo for Assembly
State Rep. Pilar Schiavo has been nominated for the Assembly District 9 seat in the Illinois General Assembly. She is running as a Democrat, and she has the backing of the National Democratic Party and the Illinois Green Party.
Schiavo’s campaign website says she is a proud graduate of the University of Illinois and a former instructor of political science at the College of DuPage, where she taught for five years. She also has over 20 years of experience in the workplace, with a background in engineering and computer programming. In her spare time, she likes to volunteer for the Evanston school board and the Evanston school district’s technology committee. Her hobbies include running, and playing video games.
Schiavo has been endorsed by the Illinois Democratic Party, the Illinois Green Party, the Evanston Democrats and the Evanston School Board. She campaigned for a year before running again and has been endorsed by the Evanston Democrats in the last two election cycles. She has also been endorsed by the Evanston Democrats, the Evanston School Board, the Illinois Democratic Party, the Illinois Green Party, the Evanston High School Athletics Association, the Lake County Park District and the Lake County Park District Foundation. When she ran for state representative in 2010, she earned $1,945 from the Evanston Democrats and $5,000 from the Lake County Democrats.
Schiavo’s campaign manager, Steve Brown, tells WBEZ, “She has been campaigning for the past two years. She is the only candidate who has been actively involved in the political process. She knows the issues, the problems that are going on and she has been taking action on them.”
Schiavo has run for the Illinois General Assembly before, but she has not won and she didn’t win. She lost to State Rep. Mike Bost in the March 21, 2010 Democratic Primary by a single vote. It was her first run at office, and her opponent brought down the door in her face.
Schiavo says that she is still running against