Garcia is set to face Christy Smith in both the May runoff and November General Election

After a spirited special election and primary campaign, former Congressman Steve Knight announced his support of former Navy Fighter Pilot and political outsider Mike Garcia in his campaign for California’s 25th Congressional District. Following the results of the two March 3 elections, Garcia will move on to face Democrat Christy Smith in the May 12 Special Election Runoff and the November General Election.

“I believe Mike will be successful in his run against Christy Smith in May,” said Knight in a Facebook post. “Mike worked hard in this campaign and will continue to do so until the final votes are cast.”

Former Congressman Steve Knight was the most recent Republican to represent the 25th district and joins his predecessors, former Congressmen Elton Gallegly and Buck McKeon, in endorsing Garcia’s bid for Congress. Additionally, former Governor Pete Wilson and over 30 current and local elected officials have all announced their public support for Garcia’s candidacy.

“As a veteran, law enforcement officer, and elected official Steve Knight and his family have served our community well for many years, and I’m honored to have his support,” said Garcia. “With Nancy Pelosi and her liberal special interests already spending nearly $1 million against me in the primary, now more than ever we need to come together to reject the radical policies coming from Washington and Sacramento which career politician Christy Smith represents.”


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.

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