Congressman Mike Garcia was joined today by a group of volunteers, supporters, and members of the 27th district community for a blood drive at his Santa Clarita campaign headquarters. Garcia led the group in donating blood that will be used to save the lives of patients at Henry Mayo and other LA County hospitals.
“The pandemic and lockdowns have led to a blood shortage our health care system still hasn’t recovered from,” said Garcia. “Our hospitals are relying on blood donors to save lives, and I’m proud that Team Garcia stepped up to help out. For me and this team, it’s not about politics. Our mission has always been supporting our community in any way we can.”
Today marks the second blood drive hosted by the campaign following a similar event in 2021 as blood banks were running dangerously low following the height of the COVID pandemic. Garcia’s September Saturday of Service is the latest in a series of monthly charitable events, including a number of district-wide food drives and days of service dedicated to supporting our law enforcement officers and veterans.
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. A first-generation American whose father immigrated to the US in 1959, Garcia is a highly decorated US Naval Officer and successful businessman. Born in Granada Hills, he has lived in the 27th District for nearly all of his life. Garcia lives in Santa Clarita with his wife and two sons. He was elected to Congress on May 12, 2020, winning a Special Election with 55% and becoming the first California Republican to flip a Democrat seat since 1998.
The new 27th District encompasses the cities of Santa Clarita, Palmdale, Lancaster and Granada Hills. The ethnic breakdown is 44.9% White, 10.6% Black, 9.5% Asian and 33.3% Hispanic.
To learn more about Mike and his campaign for Congress, visit ElectMikeGarcia.com.