July 8, 2020

“Ahead of the filing deadline next week, readily available federal data showed Wednesday that newly elected Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, is the lead fundraiser against Assemblywoman Christy Smith, D-Santa Clarita, for the second quarter of 2020 before their face-off in November for the 25th Congressional District race.

“Books closed on June 30, and committees have until July 15 to submit their latest tallies, but as of Wednesday, the Federal Election Commission showed that between April 23 and June 1, Garcia had raised more than $1.55 million, while $960,300 was raised by Smith.

“While numbers were still being finalized, Garcia’s committee said Wednesday they had raised $2.52 million for the entirety of the second quarter from April 1 through June 30, with $548,000 raised just last month and a cash-in-hand total of $723,364.

“’Mike is overwhelmed by the outpouring of support he’s received from the people of the 25th Congressional District,’ Garcia spokesman Lance Trover said in a prepared statement about the campaign trail for Garcia, who joined the House in May after winning a special election. ‘Since taking office in June, Mike has taken his experience as a former Navy fighter pilot and small businessman to Washington, where he’s voted for more small business support, pushed for lower taxes and stood against calls to defund our police while cosponsoring bipartisan legislation to increase transparency in policing and training for officers.’

“In the May special election to replace former Democratic Rep. Katie Hill, who resigned last fall, Garcia flipped the blue 25th District seat back to red. Garcia and Smith will look to fill the House seat in November for the new two-year term.”

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Mike Garcia believes in a strong national defense and is a pro-business, pro-taxpayer, political outsider with nearly 20 years of service to this country as one of the first Super Hornet strike fighter pilots in the Navy and is a highly decorated US Naval Officer. Garcia is a first-generation American whose father immigrated to the US in 1959 and has lived in the 25th district for nearly all of his life. Garcia lives in Santa Clarita with his wife and two sons. He was named to the National Republican Congressional Committee’s Young Guns program as one of the top GOP candidates in the country.

The 25th district encompasses the cities of Santa Clarita, Simi Valley, Palmdale, Lancaster and the northern part of the San Fernando Valley. The median income is $76,866 and the ethnic breakdown is 45.8% White, 8% Black, 7.7% Asian and 35.3% Hispanic.

To learn more about Mike and his campaign for Congress, visit