June 15th, 2017
Santa Clarita, Calif. – Bryan Caforio, candidate in California’s 25th Congressional District, announced today the endorsement of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers Local Union 105. In the last week, Caforio has received endorsements from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 40 and United Association Local 761. Caforio is also supported by California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, twenty-five local elected and appointed officials in the district, and Newhall School District Board President Christy Smith. Polling shows that 17 months before the election Caforio is tied with the Republican incumbent.
President of SMART Local 105, Luther Medina, said, “The leadership Bryan Caforio would bring to Congress is a welcome change at a time when too many hard-working people are getting left behind. We’re proud to support Bryan and his commitment to good-paying jobs and strong retirement benefits for middle-class workers.”
SMART Local 105 has served the Southern California region since 1903. With more than 200,000 members nationwide, SMART members work in a variety of fields, including production and manufacturing, aviation, indoor air quality systems, building information modeling, and commuter rail.
The son of two public school teachers, Caforio was born and raised in Southern California, 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.