August 2nd, 2017
Santa Clarita, Calif. – Today, the United Steelworkers Los Angeles and Orange County Legislative Education Committee endorsed Bryan Caforio for Congress in California’s 25th District. USW is the latest in a growing list of labor endorsements for Caforio. He is also supported by the United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters and Welders Local 761, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 40, Sheet Metal Workers Local 105, and the United Aerospace Workers Local 887.
David Campbell of USW Local 675 said, “We’re proud to support Bryan because he will give a voice to every worker in California’s 25th District. With Bryan in Congress, we can be confident that our representative is fighting to ensure that hardworking people have job security, safe working conditions, and strong health and retirement benefits.”
Caforio has been endorsed by dozens of local elected and appointed officials, in addition to Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom. Almost a year and a half before the election, polling shows Caforio tied with one of the country’s most vulnerable Republican incumbents.
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.