Christy Smith

CA-27

Last updated September 14th, 2022 at 9:44pm GMT.

         

Voters will be reminded that Christy Smith is an out of touch Sacramento politician. Smith has supported policies that have raised gas prices, raised taxes, and wasteful spending leading to record high inflation. Mike Garcia is a Navy Fighter pilot who is fighting to repeal the gas tax, stop runaway spending, and get our country back on track.

 

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  • Swing voters are seeing in mailboxes that Christy Smith is an out of touch Sacramento politician. Smith has supported policies that have raised gas prices, raised taxes, and wasteful spending leading to record high inflation. Mike Garcia is a Navy Fighter pilot who is fighting to repeal the gas tax, stop runaway spending, and get our country back on track.

Biden:
In July 2022, Christy Smith said “…Our President has done such a phenomenal job.”
SOURCE: (Canvass Kickoff, 07/09/22) (NRCC YouTube)

Christy Smith supports the Inflation Reduction Act and brags about the economy
SOURCE: (Virtual Swing Left Event, 08/06/22) (NRCC YouTube)

Christy Smith said “President Biden has this great proposal for a federal infrastructure bill”
SOURCE: (The Talk of Santa Clarita: Episode 162 A Special Conversation with Christy Smith Part 2, The Talk of Santa Clarita, YouTube, 04/1/21) (NRCC YouTube)

Christy Smith said “Holding the House is so critically important to ensuring that we get two more years of the Biden Agenda”
SOURCE: (Campaign Office Opening, 08/20/22) (NRCC YouTube)

Christy Smith thanks Biden for cancelling her student loan debt
SOURCE: (Meet & Greet, 08/27/22)(NRCC YouTube)

Christy Smith says the Biden Agenda “has been stellar” and supports the Inflation Reduction Act
SOURCE: (Virtual Swing Left Event, 08/06/22) (NRCC YouTube)

Economy:
Christy Smith promised she wasn’t “gonna go and raise taxes” during an AD 38 Candidate Forum in April of 2016
SOURCE: (38th AD Candidate Forum, SCV TV, 04/30/16) (50:07) (NRCC YouTube)

Christy Smith touted California’s gas tax during a candidate forum and in response to it being repealed said “So that’s been asked and answered”
SOURCE: (CA-25 Candidate Forum, 04/24/20) (NRCC YouTube)

Christy Smith talked about taxes she supported and said they helped continue “important systems that help us maintain the services to you, the taxpayer in this state and in this country” SOURCE: (CA-25 Candidate Forum, 04/24/20) (NRCC YouTube)

When asked about her priorities would be in Congress, Christy Smith failed to mention inflation or the cost of gas:
SOURCE: (Napa Valley Dems Meeting, 05/16/22) (NRCC YouTube)

In reference to AB 5, Christy Smith said “For the vast majority of our voters, this isn’t even an issue or consideration”
SOURCE: (Christy Smith Running for CD-25, NewsConference, NBC Los Angeles, 10/26/20) (NRCC YouTube)

Christy Smith said “…I supported a law the eliminated 70,000 Californian jobs…”
SOURCE: (Campaign Conference Call, 04/02/20) (NRCC YouTube)

In reference to AB 5, Christy Smith said “In no way, shape, or form was this a bill that slashed California jobs”
SOURCE: (Campaign Call, 04/02/20) (NRCC YouTube)

Personal Record:
Christy Smith said “I have a record that I am proud of. I have a record I will stand on”
SOURCE: (The Talk of Santa Clarita, YouTube, 09/21/20) (NRCC YouTube)

Christy Smith said she “had to be present and making good decisions in Sacramento to help steer this ship of state here to keep us on solid footing”
SOURCE: (The Talk of Santa Clarita: Episode 161 A Special Conversation with Christy Smith Part 1, The Talk of Santa Clarita, YouTube, 03/31/21) (NRCC YouTube)

Christy Smith praises the Sacramento legislature as “working hard to serve in your best interests”
SOURCE: (Indivisible of Antelope Valley May 2022 Meeting, 05/15/22) (NRCC YouTube)

Christy Smith agreed that she “always wanted to be” a politician:
SOURCE: (The Talk of Santa Clarita: Episode 161 A Special Conversation with Christy Smith Part 1, The Talk of Santa Clarita, YouTube, 03/31/21) (NRCC YouTube)

AB 5 News Clips:
AB5 Clip: “Both companies say the ruling threatens to shut them down during the pandemic induced economic downturn.”
SOURCE: (“Judge orders Uber, Lyft to treat their California drivers as employees instead of independent contractors,” ABC 7, 08/11/20) (NRCC YouTube Clipped Version)(:18)

AB5 Clip: “Last week, Lyft’s lawyers said the injunction would cause massive harm to the company, drivers, and riders.”
SOURCE: (New Report, KTLA-LA (WB), KTLA, 08/10/20)(6:10:23 PM) (NRCC YouTube Clipped Version)(:24)

AB5 Clip: “And what is true throughout the state is we got a half-million drivers for Lyft and Uber who are no longer going to be earning incomes at a time of double-digit unemployment as we know throughout the country, it’s a desperate moment. And so we simply don’t want to see more people going without income, particularly when we know there is a negotiated solution to be had here…”
SOURCE: (Lauren Feiner, “Uber and Lyft competitors ready to pounce if service is suspended in California,” CNBC, 08/21/20) (NRCC YouTube Clipped Version)(:22)

AB5 Clip: “…Ridesharing company Lyft announced it will suspend its operations here in California. The company says its operations will cease effective at 11:59 tonight. Last week, a state court gave rideshare companies like Lyft and Uber ten days to reclassify its drivers as employees, not independent contractors. Lyft says it does not want to shut down and it would continue to work with lawmakers to find a compromise. Meanwhile, Uber CEO said the San Francisco based company would likely also shut down in California as early as today.”
SOURCE: (“Lyft, Uber granted stay, will continue operating in California after threatening shut down,” ABC 30, 08/20/20) (NRCC YouTube Clipped Version)(:01)

AB5 Clip: “…customer prices are simply going to go up a little bit more…”
SOURCE: (Elaine Pofeldt, “California’s new employment law has boomeranged and is starting to crush freelancers,” CNBC, 12/11/19) (NRCC YouTube Clipped Version)

AB5 Clip: “So Uber and Lyft are really just involved in this heated issue around whether they’re employees should be considered employees or contractors…Now Uber did receive a stay – Uber and Lyft – that they’re allowed to continue operating. But they’ve threatened to leave if they’re forced to consider their drivers as employees…I mean, all of use Uber and Lyft. They’re so quick to come and especially during a pandemic world where you just want to know – use what’s safe, what you know.”
SOURCE: (News Report, Spectrum News 1 (San Fernando Valley), 09/07/20)(8:31:35 AM) (NRCC YouTube Clipped Version)(:17)

AB5 Clip: “But some groups complained saying they lost work because companies didn’t want to bring them on as employees.”
SOURCE: (Good Day LA 5AM, KTTV-LA (Fox), 09/01/20)(5:19:00AM)(NRCC YouTube Clipped Version)(:11)

AB5 Clip: “A new law that compels ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft to treat their drivers as employees instead of independent contractors is having a ripple effect now on some of the other industries.”
SOURCE: (Today In LA 6am, KNBC-LA (NBC), 09/01/20)(6:06:34 AM) (NRCC YouTube Clipped Version)(:01)

AB5 Clip: “The companies were threatening, as you know, to pull out of the state all together if the requirement took effect.”
SOURCE: (Good Day L.A. at 9:00 AM, KTTV-LA (Fox), 08/21/20)(9:08:18 AM)(NRCC YouTube Clipped Version)(:17)

AB5 Clip: “But Uber and Lyft say the move would hurt everyone and require a complete overhaul of operations. Both companies are now advocating for Proposition 22, a move on the November ballot that would allow the companies to keep their drivers as contractors.”
SOURCE: (Good Day LA 6AM, KTTV-LA, 08/21/20)(6:09:38 AM) (NRCC YouTube Clipped Version)(:30)

Miscellaneous:
Christy Smith said “I went into government work right out of college”
SOURCE: (Virtual Meet & Greet, 07/20/22) (NRCC YouTube)

B-Roll of Christy Smith screaming “Stop The GOP”
SOURCE: (Canvass Kickoff, 07/09/22) (NRCC YouTube)

Christy Smith said “California is a pretty darn good place to live”
SOURCE: (The Talk of Santa Clarita: Episode 162 A Special Conversation with Christy Smith Part 2, The Talk of Santa Clarita, YouTube, 04/1/21) (NRCC YouTube)

In April 2020 during the COVID pandemic, Christy Smith said “California is doing okay. We are the fifth largest economy in the world.”
SOURCE: (CA-25 Candidate Forum, 04/24/20) (NRCC YouTube)

When asked about defunding the police, Christy Smith said “The intent behind that is right”
SOURCE: (The Talk of Santa Clarita, YouTube, 09/21/20) (NRCC YouTube)

Christy Smith said “…I’m not in support of law enforcement…”
SOURCE: (Zoom Fundraiser, 09/15/20) (NRCC YouTube)

Christy Smith called CA’s sanctuary state law “a good piece of legislation”
SOURCE: (38th Assembly District Challenger Christy Smith Interview, SCV TV, 08/10/18) (NRCC YouTube)

Christy Smith blamed the baby formula shortage on the GOP and said the blame “lays squarely at the feet of the GOP”
SOURCE: (Indivisible of Antelope Valley May 2022 Meeting, 05/15/22) (NRCC YouTube)

Christy Smith said “I am a fan. I am a supporter. I co-sponsored the resolution in the State Assembly in support of” the Green New Deal:
SOURCE: (The Talk of Santa Clarita: Episode 162 A Special Conversation with Christy Smith Part 2, The Talk of Santa Clarita, YouTube, 04/1/21) (NRCC YouTube)

Christy Smith said “I was proud to co-author California support of the Green New Deal at the federal level”
SOURCE: (Virtual Swing Left Event, 08/06/22)(NRCC YouTube)

Christy Smith touted single-payer healthcare
SOURCE: (The Talk of Santa Clarita: Episode 162 A Special Conversation with Christy Smith Part 2, The Talk of Santa Clarita, YouTube, 04/1/21) (NRCC YouTube)

Christy Smith admits to taking a pay increase
SOURCE: (The Talk of Santa Clarita, YouTube, 09/21/20) (NRCC YouTube)

Mike Garcia B-Roll

First-generation American citizen Mike Garcia is a highly decorated United States Naval Officer whose record-setting flying performance earned him the honor of becoming one of the first Super Hornet strike fighter pilots in the Navy. He flew over 30 combat missions during Operation Iraqi Freedom in the skies above Baghdad, Fallujah and Tikrit.

Born in Granada Hills, Garcia is a native of Santa Clarita since his move to Saugus in 1982 with his mom and step-dad (LAPD officer) at the age of 6. Since this young age, Garcia yearned to serve his nation and had his sights set on becoming a Naval Aviator. “At the age of 6, I knew I wanted to fly fighter jets off of aircraft carriers in defense of my country. My decision to run for Congress is a continuation of that desire to serve and a sense of responsibility to serve my country and my district.”

A top graduate of Saugus High School in 1994, Garcia was nominated by Representative Howard “Buck” McKeon to attend the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, where he graduated in the top 3% of his class. In May of 1998 he was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Navy with orders to attend flight school in Pensacola, Florida.

As an F/A-18 pilot, Garcia was deployed several times on the USS Nimitz, a nuclear powered aircraft carrier. He was lauded as an exceptional leader and one of the most naturally talented pilots in the Navy. He saw combat operations during the first six months of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003 and participated in over 30 combat sorties in the skies above Baghdad, Fallujah and Tikrit.

“My operational service in the Navy was the pinnacle of my career. While my family made great sacrifices, the reward of serving our country and providing for its defense was well worth it,” said Garcia, whose father legally immigrated to the US in 1959.

After accruing over 1,400 hours of operational flight time over the course of nearly 20 years of military service to our country, Garcia decided to separate from the Navy with an honorable discharge and focus on his family. While he continued as a reservist instructor pilot, Garcia moved back to the 27th District in 2009 and began to work for the Raytheon Company.

During his 10 years at Raytheon, Garcia was responsible for the generation of billions of dollars in revenue and the creation of hundreds of jobs for his company and our district.

“The aerospace industry in the 27th District should be commended and supported by our local leadership. This industry brings high-end technology to the warfighter and high-paying jobs to our community. There is nothing more noble than that,” said Garcia.

In addition to his service in the military and his work in the aerospace industry, Garcia has extensive experience running his own small businesses in real estate.

Garcia is the husband to Rebecca Garcia, the owner of the Rebecca Rollins Interiors in Santa Clarita, and the father of Preston (age 15) and Jett (age 5).

Stimulus to Prisoners:
The Washington Examiner: “Nearly $1 billion in stimulus funds sent to prisoners in 2021, ‘terrorists and perverts’ got $1,400 checks.”
SOURCE: (Jerry Dunleavy, “Nearly $1 billion in stimulus funds sent to prisoners in 2021, ‘terrorists and perverts’ got $1,400 checks,” The Washington Examiner, 02/11/22)

Newsweek: “Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Got $1,400 in COVID Relief…”
SOURCE: (Aliya Slisco, “Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Got $1,400 in COVID Relief That Feds Seek to Claim,” Newsweek, 01/06/22)

Inflation:
Associated Press: “Pandemic relief money spent on hotel, ballpark, ski slopes”
SOURCE: (Brian Slodysko, “Pandemic relief money spent on hotel, ballpark, ski slopes,” Associated Press, 3/23/22)

CNN Business: “All that stimulus is sending inflation higher”
SOURCE: (Anneken Tappe, “All that stimulus is sending inflation higher,” CNN Business, 4/9/21)

The New York Times: “. . . Biden’s stimulus is temporarily stoking inflation.”
SOURCE: (Jeanna Smialek, “A regional Fed analysis suggests Biden’s stimulus is temporarily stoking inflation.,” The New York Times, 10/18/21)

The Wall Street Journal: “U.S. Inflation Hits New Four-Decade High of 9.1%.”
SOURCE: (Gabriel T. Rubin, “U.S. Inflation Hits New Four-Decade High of 9.1%,” The Wall Street Journal, 07/13/22)

MarketWatch: “U.S. inflation climbs to new 41-year high of 9.1%, CPI shows, as gas prices surge.”
SOURCE: (Jeffry Bartash, “U.S. inflation climbs to new 41-year high of 9.1%, CPI shows, as gas prices surge,” MarketWatch, 07/13/22)

Gas Prices:
The San Joaquin Valley Sun: “Calif. Lawmakers reject GOP push to cut gas prices by 50 cents per gallon.”
SOURCE: (Reid Stone, “Calif. Lawmakers reject GOP push to cut gas prices by 50 cents per gallon,” The San Joaquin Valley Sun, 03/14/22)

San Francisco Chronicle: “California’s gas tax will increase on July 1. Here’s how much it will cost”
SOURCE: (Dustin Gardiner, “California’s gas tax will increase on July 1. Here’s how much it will cost,” San Francisco Chronicle, 05/02/22)

KPBS: “California’s gas tax increase raises already sky-high prices”
SOURCE: (Jacob Aere, “California’s gas tax increase raises already sky-high prices,” KPBS, 07/01/22)

The Los Angeles Times: “California lawmakers approve cap-and-trade extension.”
SOURCE: (Chris Megerian, “California lawmakers approve cap-and trade extension,” The Los Angeles Times, 07/17/17)