January 5th, 2018
Santa Clarita, Calif. – In response to President Trump’s decision to expand oil drilling off the coast of California, Bryan Caforio, Democratic candidate for the 25th Congressional District, released the following statement:
“The Trump Administration’s decision to open California’s coast to oil drilling is short-sighted and dangerous. California’s magnificent coastline brings in billions of dollars in tourism revenue, supports jobs, and makes California the exceptional place we all chose to live. Our state is leading the way in renewable energy investments, well-paying clean tech jobs, and combatting climate change. Trump’s announcement that he’s selling our protected natural beauty to dirty oil companies is yet another example of why we need representatives in office who will take meaningful action to protect our environment.”
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. Polling shows Democrats with a double-digit lead over Knight.