Alexis was raised in the Bay Area by a family of working-class immigrants. He graduated from Hayward’s public schools and became the first in his family to earn a college degree when he graduated from Occidental College in Los Angeles.
His grandfather was a migrant farm worker who volunteered for the United Farm Workers, and his father was a union construction worker in San Francisco. Proud of this history, Alexis always had a special interest in the Labor Movement, and after college, Alexis moved back to the Bay Area to pursue a career in workers’ rights and advocacy.
As an organizer, Alexis led successful campaigns to reinstate wrongfully terminated janitors and to win union contracts. Alexis has also worked as a paralegal at various workers’ rights and civil rights law firms on cases involving the misclassification of gig workers and gender, race, and disability discrimination.
Just about everyone Alexis grew up with is struggling to afford living in the Bay Area. His childhood friends are becoming housing insecure, foregoing costly health insurance, and stressing out about student loans. He is deeply disappointed by his opponent’s lack of leadership on these issues, and he is surprised that no Democratic challenger had stepped up in the last 8 years. Alexis is running to fight for housing, healthcare, and education, and he is running to inspire his peers to join the fight along with him.