Congressional District 25 Fact Sheet
Christy Smith, a 39-year resident of Santa Clarita, is our candidate for Congress, for the House of Representatives, to represent this district. She currently represents her district in the State Assembly, where in a short time she introduced 15 bills, 9 of which have been passed into law.
For example, as a leader on public safety and Chair of the Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management, she authored a law that ensures first responders have mental health care covered on workers’ compensation policies.
She has worked hard to successfully bring resources to the District, especially for education, child care, senior services and health clinics. She served on important Assembly Committees: Education; Jobs, Economic Development and Economy; Privacy and Consumer Protection, and Accountability and Administrative Review Committees.
Smith was a School Board member for 10 years – an outspoken advocate for public schools.
She has many endorsements from key California leaders. See her website, christyforcongress.org, for a list of her priorities as a future legislator for CA-25.
The General Election on November 3, 2020 will determine the representative for the 117th Congress.
Los Angeles County will launch new voting hubs in March, allowing voters to vote by mail, or to cast their ballots at convenient and accessible locations during an 11 day period.
The district consists primarily of three distinct communities:
Simi Valley is the smallest and most Republican, with a high population of resident law enforcement. Slight Democratic edge (around 2%).
Santa Clarita is the fourth largest city in Los Angeles County, a college town with Magic Mountain being the largest employer. Also with a slight Democratic edge (2%).
Antelope Valley (Palmdale, Lancaster, Quartz Hill) is the Democratic base of the district but suffers from poor voter turnout. It is the most populous and most diverse area of the district (46% Hispanic and 17% African American), with a lower average family income and education level than the other two valleys.
Voter Registration Statistics – Dems have a slight advantage 37.78% compared to 35.09% for Republicans and 21% with no party preference. Overall voter registration in the district shows 134k registered but didn’t vote, and 129k eligible, but not registered (and most likely Dems).
Voter Turnout in Primary Elections
2014 Primary: 20,464 votes for the two Democratic Candidates
2018 Primary: 55,739 votes for the four Democratic Candidates, an increase of 172%!
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