June 8th, 2017
Santa Clarita, Calif. – Today, the United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters and Welders Local 761 endorsed Bryan Caforio for Congress in California’s 25th District. This comes on the heels of endorsements from twenty-five local elected and appointed officials in the district, Newhall School District Board President Christy Smith, and California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom. In the first poll of the cycle, Caforio is already tied with the Republican incumbent—almost a year and a half before the election.
Since 1922, UA Local 761 has promoted economic fairness for workers while pursuing the highest quality of pipe system installation across Southern California. In their endorsement, Ken Jenkins of the United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters and Welders Local 761 said, “California’s 25th District deserves a representative who will champion working families. In Congress, Bryan will be a relentless defender of every worker’s right to fair pay, retirement security, and reliable health benefits.”
Caforio said, “Both of my parents were union members, so I’ve seen firsthand the difference that Labor’s advocacy can make for families. As your representative, I will always stand with middle-class Americans who work hard, play by the rules, and deserve good-paying jobs with strong benefits.”
The son of two public school teachers, Caforio was born and raised in Southern California, 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 and corporations. Bryan lives in Santa Clarita with his wife Lisa, who serves as a Deputy City Attorney at the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office.
California’s 25th Congressional District covers northern Los Angeles County and part of Ventura County, including the Santa Clarita Valley, Antelope Valley, and Simi Valley. Hillary Clinton won the district by more than six points in 2016, registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans, and the district is majority-minority. The district is now considered a “toss-up” and is held by Tea Party Republican Steve Knight, whom national Republicans have publicly identified as one of their most vulnerable incumbents.