September 13th, 2017
Santa Clarita, Calif. – Today, the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers Local Union 416 and Local Union 433 both endorsed Bryan Caforio for California’s 25th Congressional District. Caforio’s growing list of labor endorsements includes United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters and Welders Local 761, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 40, Sheet Metal Workers Local 105, United Aerospace Workers Local 887, and United Steelworkers Local 675. Almost a year and a half before the election, polling shows that Caforio is tied with one of the country’s most vulnerable Republican incumbents.
Members of Ironworkers Local 416 and Local 433 work with commercial, industrial, and residential building contractors in Los Angeles County and Ventura County. Among other projects, their members have helped construct hospitals, schools, military installations, solar and wind power plants, amusement parks, and universities. Their apprenticeship program helps train the next generation of skilled workers.
“With Bryan Caforio in Congress, we will have a representative we can count on to fight for the issues that every middle-class family cares about—jobs that pay fair wages, quality and affordable health care, and retirement security,” said Marco Frausto, President of Ironworkers Local 416.
Piedmont Brown, President of Ironworkers Local 433, said, “Bryan Caforio understands that investing in the middle class leads to a strong economy, and that’s why we trust Bryan to be a champion for each and every hardworking family in California’s 25th District.”
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.