April 27th, 2016
Immediate Release: April 27, 2016
Contact: Orrin Evans (818) 359-5536
California School Employees Association Endorses Caforio
Cites Caforio’s Support for Public Education
Valencia, Calif. – Today the California School Employees Association (CSEA), endorsed Bryan Caforio for Congress in California’s 25th Congressional District.
Representing over 237,000 instructional aides, peace officers, secretaries, groundskeepers, food service, transportation and maintenance personnel as well as in other important classified employees in California’s public school and community college systems, CSEA proudly carries out its mission to improve the lives of students and communities throughout California.
“Bryan is a product of California public schools, and understands how important public education is to California’s future. We trust Bryan to fight for schools and working men and women in Congress,“ said Ben Valdepensa, CSEA President.
The announcement comes on the heels of Caforio being endorsed by the California Labor Federation, Equality California, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, End Citizens United and the Ventura County Young Democrats.
“As the son of two public school teachers, I am humbled to receive the endorsement of the California School Employees Association. I’ve know the opportunities that a good public education can provide, but unfortunately public schools are under attack by constant budget cuts because Congress won’t act. We have to invest in our schools and our school employees to ensure our children are receiving the highest quality education and support possible.”
Caforio was born and raised in Southern California by two public school teachers, attended UCLA and Yale Law School, worked for a United States federal judge, and practices as an attorney taking on some of the world’s biggest banks. Bryan lives in Valencia with his wife Lisa, who serves as a Deputy City Attorney at the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office.
The 25th District covers northern Los Angeles County and part of Ventura County including the Antelope Valley, Palmdale, Lancaster, Santa Clarita, and Simi Valley. President Obama won the district in 2008, and experts consider it a toss-up in a Presidential election year. Last year Democratic registration eclipsed Republican registration for the first time, and the district is now majority-minority. National Republicans list Congressman Knight as one of their most vulnerable incumbents.