Palmdale, CA – Following his tour of the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station today, Congressman Mike Garcia (R, CA-25) presented the second half of his August personal salary donation to the Antelope Valley Sheriff’s Boosters, an AV nonprofit supporting local Sheriff Deputies by providing them with funding for life-saving protective equipment that is not covered by their departments.
“As politicians continue their foolish push to defund our law enforcement and officers are tasked with an increasingly difficult job, these brave men and women continue to come into work every day to make sure our families and neighborhoods are safe,” said Garcia. “Our law enforcement officers make every sacrifice we ask of them, and we must do our part to make sure they have the tools they need, especially as their budgets are slashed.”
Congressman Garcia’s contribution to the Boosters makes up the second half of his August donation and follows last week’s contribution to the Antelope Valley Veterans Community Action Coalition, another Antelope Valley nonprofit supporting local veterans with health care and financial assistance.
“Thanks to Congressman Garcia’s donation, the Antelope Valley Sheriff’s Boosters will be able to buy more safety equipment and non-lethal weapons for our deputies,” said AV Sheriff’s Boosters President Marvin Crist. “The department does not have the budget to cover some of the necessary resources that help our deputies do such a dangerous job. Especially with the recent cuts, this donation will help us keep our deputies safe as they protect our community.”
Garcia’s August split donation follows his contribution to the Simi Valley Police Foundation in July, which reestablished his commitment to supporting local law enforcement officers and their families. Garcia will continue to fulfill his pledge to donate the equivalent of 10% of his monthly salary to 25th district non-profit organizations in the coming months as we continue to recover from the Coronavirus pandemic.
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.