August 25th, 2016
Santa Clarita, Calif. —Today, the California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV) and the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund announced their endorsement of Bryan Caforio, candidate for California’s 25th Congressional District.
CLCV and LCV cited Caforio’s commitment to fighting climate change, growing a clean energy economy and addressing environmental crises like the Aliso Canyon Gas Leak in Porter Ranch, California as reasons for the endorsement over his opponent Steve Knight.
“The residents of Los Angeles and Ventura counties deserve a representative who is going to always protect public health and fight for green jobs not someone who sat idly by and did nothing while his constituents were sick and forced from their homes,” said LCV Action Fund President Gene Karpinski. “This November, voters have a clear choice with environmental champion Bryan Caforio. He has a record of standing up for California families. We’re excited to have his voice and energy in Congress.”
“The severe drought, record wildfires, and poor air quality that our state is facing are all made dramatically worse because of climate change,” said Sarah Rose, CEO of the California League of Conservation Voters. “Bryan Caforio will be a strong advocate for our state’s air, water and public lands.”
“I’m proud to be endorsed by the LCV Action Fund. Unlike Rep. Knight, I accept science and recognize the grave threat climate change presents. I look forward to working with LCV to fight for a cleaner and healthier planet to preserve for future generations,” said Caforio.
The League of Conservation Voters Action Fund (LCVAF), the connected federal political action committee (PAC) of the League of Conservation Voters, works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental laws and policies, and defeat those who stand in the way of progress. Over the last several years, our efforts have also helped elevate climate change and clean energy as critical issues in key elections.
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 Santa Clarita 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 this race a toss-up . Last year Democratic registration eclipsed Republican registration, and the district is now majority-minority. National Republicans list Congressman Knight as one of theirmost vulnerable incumbents.