Parris: “Mike Garcia is hands down the best candidate…”

(Santa Clarita, CA) – Today, Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris endorsed former U.S. Naval Officer and fighter pilot Mike Garcia for Congress. Known as one of the most influential elected officials and community leaders in California’s 25th Congressional district and the region. Mayor Parris’s endorsement provides tremendous support to Garcia who is already the leading GOP fundraiser in the race for Congress.

“Mayor Parris is one of the most influential leaders in our community, and I am humbled by his endorsement,” said Garcia. “He has been leading the way in Lancaster in fostering new business and bringing important jobs back to our community. I am honored to have him on our team as we bring new conservative leadership to Congress.”

In endorsing Mike Garcia for Congress, Mayor Parris joins over 20 current and former elected officials including Governor Pete Wilson and Congressmen Elton Gallegly and Buck McKeon, 160 veterans, and more than 100 volunteers in supporting Garcia’s candidacy.

“Mike Garcia is hands down the best candidate to represent us in Congress,” said Mayor R. Rex Parris. “When looking at the current field of candidates, Mike Garcia is a welcomed fresh voice. Mike Garcia is the voice of reason we need in Congress now more than ever, and I wholeheartedly support and endorse him for Congress. Our district needs a proven leader who won’t back down in Washington or go along with business as usual. We need Mike Garcia.”

Mike Garcia is a candidate for Congress in both the regular Congressional primary and the special election primary on March 3, 2020.


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 recently named to the National Republican Congressional Committee’s Young Guns program as one of the top 40 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.  The only Democrat, prior to 2018, to carry the district in the last 18 years was Obama, by less than 1%.

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