June 13th, 2017
Santa Clarita, Calif. – Today, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 40 endorsed Bryan Caforio in California’s 25th Congressional District. Only one month since announcing his candidacy, Caforio has already earned endorsements from California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, United Association Local 761, twenty-five local elected and appointed officials in the district, and Newhall School District Board President Christy Smith. Recent polling shows that Caforio is tied with the Republican incumbent—almost a year and a half before the election.
The largest and oldest electrical organization in the world, IBEW represents 750,000 workers in various branches of the electrical industry, including broadcasting, electrical construction, manufacturing, and telecommunications. In addition, their apprenticeship program trains workers for high-paying jobs in these fields.
Marc Flynn, Business Manager of IBEW Local 40, said, “Bryan’s middle class roots taught him that when hard-working people are given a fair shot to succeed, everyone benefits. We support Bryan because we know he will be a strong advocate for the right to collectively bargain and ensure fair wages for middle-class workers.”
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.