June 8th, 2016
Contact: Orrin Evans (818) 359-5536
Valencia, Calif. – Bryan Caforio, candidate for Congress in California’s 25th Congressional District, will face vulnerable incumbent Representative Steve Knight in November. With a commanding second place finish, Caforio received almost twice as many votes as the third place candidate, and the largest number of votes for a Democratic nominee since the 25th District was redrawn in 2010.
“This election was not just about me,” said Caforio at his election night party in Valencia, “This election was about everyone who has come together to fight for the middle class. Everyone who has come together to build an economy that works for all of us, to strengthen Social Security, to protect women’s health care, to fight for equal pay for equal work, and to invest in our district, so that we can create jobs here at home.”
The election results come on the heels of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee naming Caforio to it’s highly competitive Red to Blue program, and recent endorsements from Planned Parenthood, The Alliance for Retired Americans, and the Human Rights Campaign.
Representative Knight’s negligence throughout the Porter Ranch gas leak, and recent statement that Social Security was “was a Bad Idea.” highlight why the majority of 25th District primary voters did not vote for Knight, and why the Washington Post listed Knight as the most vulnerable Congressman in California.
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.