May 13th, 2017
Caforio announces 2018 campaign among hundreds of local leaders, friends, and neighbors
Palmdale, Calif. – Today, Bryan Caforio announced his candidacy for Congress. At the largest kick-off in the history of the 25th Congressional District, local leaders and supporters sent a clear message that Caforio will be a champion for the people of this district and will provide the type of representation this community is clamoring for.
“I am running for Congress to give the people in this district a voice, to harness the unprecedented level of energy we have been witnessing, and to move this community in a direction that aligns with our values—not Donald Trump’s values,” said Bryan Caforio. “Unlike what we’re seeing coming out of Washington, I will stand up for hard-working, middle-class families who deserve good-paying jobs, affordable health care, quality schools, and clean air and water.”
Local leaders, including Juan Carrillo, Darren Parker, Suzann Reina, Juan Blanco, and Johnathon Ervin, kicked off the campaign with a strong show of support for Caforio.
Juan Carrillo, Councilmember, City of Palmdale, District 4; Former President, Palmdale School District Board of Trustees
“With a resolute commitment to providing a quality public education for every child and ensuring everyone earns a living wage to provide for their families, Bryan is the person Palmdale needs fighting for us in Washington.”
Darren Parker, Chairman, California Democratic Party African American Caucus; Executive Board Member, California State Democratic Party, AD-36
“Bryan knows that making a difference in this community starts with grassroots organizing, talking to neighbors, and listening to our concerns, and that’s exactly what he will continue to do as our representative.”
Suzann Reina, Elected Member, Los Angeles County Central Committee, AD-36; State Delegate, Los Angeles County Democratic Party
“Bryan’s dedication to serving this community is second to none, and that’s why I have full confidence that he will bring these very diverse valleys of our district together. From comprehensive immigration reform to women’s health care, Bryan will stand with us and stand up for the issues that unify us.”
Juan Blanco, Former President, Antelope Valley NAACP; Specialist, U.S. Army, Airborne Artillery Unit
“As a veteran, I could not ask for a stronger champion than Bryan Caforio. Bryan recognizes that our country’s responsibility does not end when we make the difficult decision to send our servicemen and women abroad. Bryan is dedicated to ensuring our veterans have access to the health care, educational opportunities, and job training they need and deserve once they return home.”
Johnathon Ervin, President Emeritus, Democratic Club of the High Desert; Former Planning Commissioner, City of Lancaster; Former Candidate, California’s 21st State Senate District; Senior Master Sergeant, U.S. Air Force Reserve
“As an aerospace engineer and an Iraq War Veteran who continues to serve as a Senior Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force Reserve, I support Bryan because he understands our responsibility to care for our women and men in uniform, while they serve, and long after. His commitment to the Antelope Valley’s proud aerospace legacy will make him a fighter in Congress to ensure that we develop, test, and build the next generation of defense technology right here in our district.”
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 and corporations. Bryan lives in Santa Clarita with his wife Lisa, who serves as a Deputy City Attorney at the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office.
California’s 25th Congressional District covers northern Los Angeles County and part of Ventura County including the Santa Clarita Valley, Antelope Valley, and Simi Valley. Hillary Clinton won the district by more than six points in 2016, registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans, and the district is majority-minority. The district is now considered a “toss-up” and is held by Tea Party Republican Steve Knight, whom national Republicans have publicly identified as one of their most vulnerable incumbents.