August 4th, 2016
Immediate Release: August 4, 2016
Lancaster Mayor, Republican Rex Parris Endorses Bryan Caforio
Lancaster, Calif. – Today, Rex Parris, the Republican Mayor of Lancaster, California, endorsed Bryan Caforio for Congress in California’s 25th Congressional District. The announcement comes on the heels of over twenty local elected officials and appointees throughout the district publicly endorsing Caforio earlier this week.
“I’m not just endorsing Bryan Caforio because Rep. Steve Knight has done nothing for the City of Lancaster — but also because I’m impressed with Bryan and believe he has the passion, sincerity, and ability to go to Washington and fight for our city,” said Parris. “As a proud Republican, I’m asking residents of the 25th Congressional District to put our community above political party, and join me in voting for Bryan Caforio in November.”
Rex Parris, a Lancaster native, was first elected to the non-partisan position of Mayor in April 2008 and has been re-elected three times, including in April 2016, where he received 67 percent of the vote. Lancaster is the second largest city in the 25th Congressional District and has a population of more than 160,000.
“Having a good working relationship with elected leaders and a genuine concern for one’s constituents is vital. I look forward to partnering with Mayor Parris and other elected officials, stakeholders, and community leaders to improve the lives of Lancaster residents,” said Caforio. “As your Congressman I’ll fight to bring good paying, quality jobs to the district, increase federal investment in our region’s infrastructure and clean energy projects, expand veteran benefits, and protect Social Security and Medicare so that our seniors are provided a healthy and secure retirement.”
Watch the Endorsement Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csfwzQbHhZQ
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 Santa Clarita 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.