September 19th, 2016
State Controller Betty T. Yee Endorses Bryan Caforio
Cites CA-25 Candidate’s Dedication to Protecting Women’s Health
Santa Clarita, Calif. – Today, Bryan Caforio, Congressional candidate for California’s 25th District, received the endorsement of Betty Yee, Controller for the State of California. Caforio’s opponent Rep. Steve Knight’s extreme views towards women’s health have become a central issue on the campaign.
“I am pleased to endorse Bryan Caforio for U. S. Congress. He will fight to protect funding for Planned Parenthood, which provides affordable health care, vital cancer screenings, and comprehensive family planning services,” said Yee, California State Controller. “Bryan understands that protecting women’s reproductive rights and freedom is an economic issue that affects the educational and employment choices women make. He knows that when women succeed, America succeeds. Join me in supporting Bryan Caforio for U. S. Congress.”
Yee was elected in November 2014, following two terms of service on the Board of Equalization. Now serving as the state’s chief fiscal officer, Ms. Yee also chairs the Franchise Tax Board and serves as a member of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) Boards.
“I’m honored to have the endorsement of the Controller Yee who has championed the rights of women in her thirty year career of public service,” said Caforio. “In Congress I will fight for pro-family policies. I will fight to pass equal pay for equal work; require employers to provide paid family leave, allow women to make their own health care decisions, and proudly stand with Planned Parenthood as it continues to serve thousands of women in our community with life-saving medical services.”
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 this race a toss-up . Last year Democratic registration eclipsed Republican registration, and the district is now majority-minority. National Republicans list Congressman Knight as one of their most vulnerable incumbents.