“When my father came to America from Mexico with his family at the age of 9, neither he nor anyone in his family knew if they could actually achieve the ‘American Dream,’ but with hard work, my father was able to provide that dream to my siblings and me.
“It is that grit and determination I saw in my father’s eyes to give us a better life that drove me to give back to this great country and ensure everyone regardless of their race, color, or creed to have a chance to live the American Dream just like we did.
“Serving at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis and later flying fighter jets over the skies of Baghdad was the honor of a lifetime, and I am just as proud to serve our country again in Congress.
“After returning home to Southern California, I poured everything I had into raising a family and working to improve our community, but quickly discovered that the politicians in Sacramento were turning our state into a shell of its former self.
“Taxes are out of control and radical anti-business bills are sending jobs to other states…
“My opponent has barely served one term in Sacramento and in that time told voters she wouldn’t raise taxes and then went to Sacramento voting for $3 billion in higher taxes and supports gutting Proposition 13, which could mean $12 billion in higher property taxes.
“Quite possibly the most devastating legislation in years, Assembly Bill 5, she considers one of her signature accomplishments.
“…Christy Smith voted for AB5, which could force Uber and Lyft to shut down their California operations, eliminate hundreds of thousands of jobs, and end ride share services for millions in our state.
“Even in the face of this devastating impact, Assemblywoman Smith still tries to tell voters that AB5 won’t kill jobs…
“I am not a politician. I am a political outsider who believes we need to lower taxes and get rid of politicians – in both parties…
“California is at a crossroads and now more than ever we need leaders in Washington who will look out for the families, the small businesses, the workers and all those who make this state great…”
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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.
To learn more about Mike and his campaign for Congress, visit https://ElectMikeGarcia.com.