“Rep. Mike Garcia (R-CA) donated his first monthly salary to the Simi Valley Police Foundation on Monday, helping the foundation provide assistance to the Simi Valley Police Department for additional training and programs.

“‘As the law enforcement community faces radical calls to defund their departments coupled with a lack of support from politicians at all levels of government, our officers are still risking their lives every day to protect our families and our neighborhoods,’ Garcia said in a statement.

“’I am inspired by their service to our communities, and I know that now is the time to stand up in support of these men and women who’ve made every sacrifice we’ve asked of them,’ he added.

“Simi Valley Police Chief David Livingstone said in a statement of his own:

“‘The foundation is able to provide us with vital training, equipment, and things that we can’t get from the budget. They also support our canine program. They help us with humanizing the face of the police to the public through events like Touch-a-Truck and golf tournaments. It’s a great support that we rely on here at the police department to make this community much safer.’

“Garcia will also reportedly donated to another non-profit in August, which serves as part of his commitment to donate ten percent of his monthly salary to local California organizations as the district continues to recover from the coronavirus outbreak…

“House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said during a press conference last week Garcia’s victory over Smith serves as a strong indication of the Republicans’ ability to retake the House majority during the 2020 congressional elections.

“’So if you want any indication of how things are going forward, that’s the best indication,’ McCarthy said.”

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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 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 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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