Student James Aguilar Runs for California State Assembly

Monday, March 29, 2021

BAY AREA REPORTER -- Talking to the B.A.R. in a phone interview Thursday ahead of his official campaign launch, Aguilar acknowledged he will be seen as an underdog in the race. But he said he is ready to hit the campaign trail and talk to voters about his plans on such issues as education, transportation, affordable housing and climate change.

“I am well aware of the odds that are stacked up against someone like me, who has fairly little political structure, who is new to running state campaigns, who is new to the arena really,” said Aguilar, a Political Science major at SF State scheduled to graduate next year.