April 27th, 2016
Immediate Release: April 25, 2016
Contact: Orrin Evans (818) 359-5536
Ventura County Young Democrats Endorse Bryan Caforio
Simi Valley, Calif. – Today the Ventura County Young Democrats endorsed Bryan Caforio for Congress in California’s 25th Congressional District, joining the Los Angeles County Young Democratic Chapter in making Caforio the united choice for the next generation of progressive leadership.
In their endorsement, Lexie Gritlefeld President of the Ventura County Young Democrats said, “Bryan represents the values that the Ventura County Young Democrats stand for, including building a stronger middle class and protecting the public education system. We cannot wait to see the changes that Bryan will bring to Congress!”
The announcement comes on the heels of Caforio being endorsed by the California Labor Federation, Equality California, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom and the Los Angeles County Young Democrats.
“I am proud to earn the support of the Ventura County Young Democrats,” said Caforio. “I’ve seen firsthand a system that favors corporations at the expense of the middle class. In Congress I will fight for policies that move our country forward, like making college more affordable, and ending wage discrimination so that women receive equal pay for equal work. Together we can make sure all Americans can succeed.”
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. Bryan lives in Valencia with his wife Lisa, who serves as a Deputy City Attorney at the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office.
The 25th District covers northern Los Angeles County and part of Ventura County including the Antelope Valley, Palmdale, Lancaster, Santa Clarita, and Simi Valley. President Obama won the district in 2008, and experts consider it a toss-up in a Presidential election year. Last year Democratic registration eclipsed Republican registration for the first time, and the district is now majority-minority. National Republicans list Congressman Knight as one of their most vulnerable incumbents.