Bryan Caforio Forms Veterans Advisory Committee

Immediate Release: August 8, 2016    

Bryan Caforio Forms Veterans Advisory Committee

Partners with Congressman Ted Lieu (CA-33) to Champion Veterans Issues

Santa Clarita, Calif. – Today, Bryan Caforio, candidate in California’s 25th Congressional District, announced the formation of a Veterans Advisory Committee. Joining Caforio will be U.S. Representative Ted Lieu (CA-33) who is an immigrant and is a Colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserves.

“Having served on active duty and as a veteran, I’m honored to join with Bryan to improve the lives of our Veterans,” said Congressman Ted Lieu, CA-33. “I look forward to having Bryan in Washington where we will fight those members of Congress who would cut benefits to our Veterans or deport immigrants who served our country with honor.” 

Caforio will work with the committee on strategies to protect the Post 9-11 GI Bill, end veteran homelessness, improve Veterans Administration care, support H.R. 344, the Manufacturing Jobs and Veterans Act of 2015, and work to halt the deportation immigrant Veterans.

“As a nation, we have no greater duty than to fully provide for those men and women who have served and sacrificed for this country when they return from service,” said Caforio. “That means helping our veterans seamlessly transition back into civilian life by providing easy and timely access to educational opportunities, job training, a safe place to live, and medical care.”

The Veterans Committee includes:

Colonel Ted Lieu

U.S. Air Force Reserves

U.S. Representative, CA-33

Commander Arnie Sisk

Nuclear Submarine Operations and Engineer Officer

U.S. Navy

Colonel Evan Thomas

Operation Desert Storm, NATO Peacekeeping Mission

U.S. Air Force

1st Lieutenant. Oscar Mejia

Disabled Veteran

U.S. Army

Sergeant Kermit Franklin

Infantry 2nd Battalion, 6th

U.S. Marines

Specialist Juan Blanco

Artillery, Airborne.

U.S. Army

Specialist Sebastian Ventling

40th Infantry Division, Military Police

U.S. Army

Specialist Ralph Velador

26th Cavalry Division. Operation Desert Shield

U.S. Army

Private First Class Andy Blacker

Veterinary Nurse

U.S. Army


More information on H.R. 344 can be found at:

Bryan Caforio’s Veterans Plan can be found at:

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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