House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard “Buck” McKeon Proudly Endorses Lesli Gooch for Congress


May 27, 2014


House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard “Buck” McKeon Proudly Endorses Lesli Gooch for Congress

Congressman McKeon Joins National Republicans United Behind Gooch


RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA-Today, Lesli Gooch, the Republican Party endorsed candidate for California’s 31st Congressional District, received the official endorsement from highly respected conservative leader, Congressman Howard “Buck” McKeon, Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Armed Services.

“Conservatives agree Lesli Gooch is the only candidate who will stand up for America and continue the fight we’re leading to back our military with the resources it needs.  We know Lesli Gooch won’t let Washington sidestep its responsibility of honoring our nation’s commitments to its heroes returning home from overseas. I’m honored to support Lesli for the 31st Congressional District,” said Chairman McKeon

“Chairman McKeon is the unquestioned leader on Armed Services and American defense policy.  It is truly a great honor to receive his endorsement because we must continue the fight he has led to strengthen our military and protect our national security interests in order to achieve longer term economic prosperity,” responded Lesli Gooch.

Congressman Howard “Buck” McKeon was born and raised in California and has been a resident in his district since 1964. He started his career running his family business in Santa Clarita Valley and was elected as Santa Clarita’s first mayor in 1987. McKeon has served in the U.S. House of Representatives for over 20 years and was named Chairman of the Armed Services Committee in 2011. As a Member of Congress, he focuses his efforts primarily on ensuring a strong national defense, erasing our nation’s debt, and stabilizing the federal government’s spending.

After her February 19 announcement to join the race to fill Congressman Gary Miller’s seat, Lesli Gooch has quickly amassed support from many local elected officials and community leaders. Congressman McKeon’s endorsement is added to the growing list of supporters including Congressman Gary Miller, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, Congressman Ed Royce, Congressman Darrell Issa, the San Bernardino County Republican Party, San Bernardino County Supervisor Gary C. Ovitt, Fontana Mayor Acquanetta Warren, San Bernardino Councilman Henry Nickel and others.

Inland Empire native Lesli Gooch, a former Senior Policy Director in the U.S. House of Representatives, is a transportation, infrastructure and financial services policy expert.  After earning her Ph.D., Lesli has spent the past 15 years representing the residents of San Bernardino County at our Nation’s Capital, fighting to stabilize the housing market and put Inland Empire families back to work.



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