FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Carolyn Machado, Political Director
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Mike Garcia, CA-25 is a first-generation American citizen and 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.
“As Chairman of the Guardian Fund, I am excited about Mr. Garcia and his chance at victory in the run-off election on May 12th. While Democrats continue to focus on divisiveness, we are committed to supporting candidates who give us the best chance to win back the House and maintain a conservative majority in the Senate. I am looking forward to serving with Mike,” stated Banks.
The purpose of the Guardian Fund is to promote conservative minority and veteran leaders who we believe will successfully restore our great country back to the constitutional republic established by our founding fathers.
The United States deserves to be led by individuals who not only understand our military, but by those whom have sworn an oath to be a part it. Forty years ago, 72 percent of lawmakers in the US House and 78 percent of those in the US Senate honorably served in the armed forces. We need servicemen and women to safely lead us through the challenges on the 21st century battlefield and to represent this country on the world stage.
Also, the diversity of the American people gives this country its unwavering strength and makes the United States exceptional. With the demographics of the U.S. population in continual flux, it’s more critical than ever for there to be an accurate representation of the American people in government. For far too long, Republicans have been bound by a grossly inaccurate description of their party and battled against definitions of conservatism ascribed by outside groups. The Guardian Fund wants to help elect more conservative minorities to Congress, so that Republicans from all walks of life are given a voice on Capitol Hill.
Guardian Fund is a political action committee established in 2012 by Lt Col Allen West. The current Chairman is Congressman Jim Banks, IN-3. The Guardian Fund has assisted in the elections of 113 veteran and minority candidates nationwide since its inception.