October 2nd, 2017
Santa Clarita, Calif. – Today, the National Association of Letter Carriers Local 2200 endorsed Bryan Caforio in California’s 25th Congressional District. Since Benjamin Franklin served as the first postmaster general in 1775, the Postal Service has been an integral part of our nation’s history. Today, NALC has almost 300,000 active and retired members, and USPS is the largest civilian employer of military veterans in the country.
Mike Wyly, President of Local 2200, which serves the Santa Clarita area, said, “We are excited to help elect Bryan Caforio to Congress and bring fresh leadership to the 25th District. Bryan understands the fundamental role the Postal Service plays in our democracy, and we can trust him to always stand with the letter carriers and the hardworking families in our community.”
Caforio’s campaign has strong labor support, including the United Aerospace Workers Local 887, the Laborers’ International Union of North America Local 300, the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers Local 416 and Local 433, 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 Steelworkers Local 675. In addition, more than 25 local officials in the District, the Chair of the Ventura County Democratic Party, and Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom have endorsed Caforio’s campaign. Polling shows Caforio tied with Rep. Steve Knight a year and a half before the election.
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.