October 6th, 2017
Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1277 Endorses Bryan Caforio
Recognizes Caforio’s commitment to investing in infrastructure and local jobs
Santa Clarita, Calif. – Today, the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1277 endorsed Bryan Caforio’s congressional campaign for California’s 25th District. ATU is the largest transit workers union in the country with almost 200,000 members. Their members can be found operating the trains, buses, and paratransit services that keep our community moving.
“One of Bryan Caforio’s priorities in Congress is to invest in our transportation infrastructure, which will create jobs and boost the local economy,” said Art Aguilar, President of Local 1277. “Residents of the 25th District have some of the longest commutes in the country. Caforio’s commitment to invest in public transportation is a commitment to make a real difference in people’s daily lives.”
More than 25 local officials in the District, the Chair of the Ventura County Democratic Party, and Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom are supporting Caforio’s campaign. His labor endorsements include the United Aerospace Workers Local 887, the Laborers’ International Union of North America Local 300, the National Association of Letter Carriers Local 2200, the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers Local 416 and Local 433, the United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters and Welders Local 761, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 40, Sheet Metal Workers Local 105, and the United Steelworkers Local 675. Polling shows Caforio already tied with Rep. Steve Knight.
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.