July 31st, 2017
Santa Clarita, Calif. – Last week, Steve Knight realized his anti-environment record could be a political problem with his constituents and tried to make up for a career’s worth of anti-environmental votes by joining the Climate Solutions Caucus. Lest anyone be fooled by Rep. Knight’s shallow effort, here’s a recap of his reprehensible record on the environment:
Bryan Caforio, Democratic candidate for California’s 25th Congressional District, said, “Steve Knight’s total inaction during the Porter Ranch Gas Leak, and his continued inaction as they re-open the facility, is yet another unfortunate example of how our community suffers as he ignores science, the realities of climate change, and our environmental threats. Our community deserves a representative who will fight for real solutions that will keep our families safe and our environment clean for generations to come.”
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.