Mike Garcia Op-Ed
May 23, 2020
“If there’s one question we’ve heard the most since our victory last week in California’s 25th Congressional District, it is: How’d you do it? …
“The answer is fairly simple.
“Despite all of the hyper-partisan politics that surrounds our everyday lives, voters still seek the basics from their elected representative; an objective voice for them in Congress, lower taxes, integrity, a respect for our veterans and seniors and someone to help them navigate our massive federal bureaucracy, particularly in times as difficult as these.
“Representing everyone, regardless of whether they voted for me, was, and is, my promise to everyone in the 25th Congressional District…
“A district without a representative has meant our veterans didn’t have a congressional office to help them cut through the bureaucracy of the federal government. In and of itself that is a complete denigration of those who were willing to sacrifice everything for our nation.
“As we attempt to stave off the devastation from COVID-19, small businesses have struggled to get all the help they need in terms to stay open and keep their workers employed…
“Getting people access to their federal representative is critical, which is why I am quickly establishing offices in each of the district’s valleys – Antelope, Santa Clarita and Simi…
“Whether in California or Washington, I will not stop advocating for the assistance our families need during COVID-19 and pushing to lower taxes and ease the regulatory burden on our small businesses…
“This framework – helping our citizens and small businesses, battling wildfires, holding China accountable – is not and should not be partisan…
“I am a husband, a father and a former fighter pilot who is proud to have fought for and defended this country, and I am proud to serve again.
“Thank you to the people of the 25th Congressional District for entrusting me with this awesome responsibility, to my family, and to the tireless efforts of our hundreds of volunteers.
“It’s time to get to work.”
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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 https://ElectMikeGarcia.com.