|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||Contact: Katie Varner
|October 12, 2016||Phone: 661.347.6859|
Antelope Valley, CA— Today, Congressman Steve Knight joined other regional candidates to participate in the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce candidate forum. The event permitted participants to answer a number of questions regarding issues facing their respective districts, while demonstrating their level of local experience and plan if elected.
It was the question about passion and commitment to the local community where the difference between Congressman Steve Knight, a lifetime resident of the Antelope Valley, and Bryan Caforio, a Beverly Hills trial attorney, became clear. Knight listed a lifetime of service to the Antelope Valley including: attending Palmdale High, serving on the PTA, joining the Chambers of Congress, being a member of a local church, serving on the Palmdale City Council, being elected to the State Assembly and Senate, and the list goes on. Caforio was limited to mentioning his experience as a lawyer and ability to negotiate, virtually admitting to his lack of ties and involvement in this region.
Knight was raised in the area, served in the US Army as well as with the LAPD, and has represented the region as an elected leader since 2006. Caforio has lived in the district for less than one year, moving from Beverly Hills after being recruited to run for Congress by partisan interests.
Since being elected to Congress, Steve Knight has passed the Small Business Joint Venturing Act to help small businesses compete for federal contracts and create local jobs, a pipeline safety bill to prevent the reoccurrence of Porter Ranch-style gas leaks, and recently introduced the No Hero Left Untreated Act that if passed, will help veterans struggling from PTS and other traumatic brain injuries.
Steve and his wife, Lily, live in Antelope Valley with their two sons, Christopher and Michael.
To learn more about Steve visit www.SteveKnight.org