January 8th, 2018
International Union of Operating Engineers Local 12 Endorses Bryan Caforio
Commends Caforio’s commitment to local jobs
Santa Clarita, Calif. – Today, 25th Congressional District candidate Bryan Caforio received the endorsement of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 12. For more than 120 years, I.U.O.E. has been advocating for fair pay and benefits for its 400,000 members.
Matthew Gaines, Political Director of I.U.O.E. Local Union No. 12, said, “With some of the longest commutes in the country, residents in the 25th District know that we must maintain and upgrade our transportation infrastructure as well as improve our public transit systems’ reliability, efficiency, and connectivity. Bryan Caforio will prioritize these much-needed investments, which will not only improve people’s day to day lives, but also create sustainable local jobs and boost our local economy.”
Caforio recently announced endorsements from the North Valley Democratic Club and Democracy for America. He also holds more than a dozen labor union endorsements, along with more than thirty local officials and Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom.
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.