Alliance for Retired Americans Endorses Bryan Caforio for Congress

Cites Caforio’s Commitment to Protecting Social Security                                                 

Contact: Orrin Evans (661) 505-8216           

Valencia, Calif. – Today, the Alliance for Retired Americans, representing more than 4.3 million retirees, older Americans and community activists endorsed Bryan Caforio, candidate for Congress in California’s 25th Congressional District, currently held by vulnerable Republican Congressman Steve Knight.

The endorsement comes after Representative Knight emphatically stated that he thought “social security was a bad idea” earlier this month, and failed to appear at a Senior Citizens debate hosted by the Alliance for Retired Americans, California Chapter.

In their endorsement, the Alliance for Retired Americans, Executive Director Richard Fiesta stated, “Bryan Caforio has shown leadership on protecting Social Security and Medicare at a time when extreme voices are calling for the dismantling of these programs. Steve Knight’s dangerous belief that ‘Social Security was a bad idea,’ is an insult to the millions of California seniors who worked hard their whole lives and depend on Social Security benefits they have earned. We need a champion like Bryan Caforio to stop Steve Knight from denying seniors the benefits they’ve earned.”

The Alliance for Retired Americans represents more than 4.3 million retirees, older Americans and community activists, including more than 257,272 members in California. The group’s endorsement recognizes individuals who have shown leadership on preserving and protecting Social Security and Medicare.

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.


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