New television ad supports Betancourt for assembly
» October 28, 2004 «
Urging voters to hold government accountable for the money it spends and results it delivers, the California Farm Bureau Fund to Protect the Family Farm has begun airing television advertisements in support of Paul Betancourt. Betancourt is running for state Assembly in the 31st District, which encompasses portions of Fresno and Tulare counties.
The ads, which may be viewed at www.cfbf.com, point out that Betancourt's opponent, Juan Arambula, served on the board of a school district that nearly went bankrupt and, as a Fresno County supervisor, negotiated a pension plan so generous that people made more money by retiring than by working.
"With this record, why send him to the state Legislature that is responsible for the largest budget deficit in history?" the advertisement asks.
"California cannot afford to return to the old days of unbalanced budgets and deficit spending," California Farm Bureau President Bill Pauli said. "Paul Betancourt will protect voters' hard-earned tax dollars and earn the community's fair share of state money for roads and local schools."
Betancourt, a farmer and educator, is a former president of the Fresno County Farm Bureau.
"Paul knows that a strong farm economy prevents local jobs from moving away and funds police and fire departments that keep our neighborhoods safe and secure," Pauli said. "We urge voters in the 31st Assembly District to join Governor Schwarzenegger and family farmers by supporting Paul Betancourt."
The California Farm Bureau Federation, the state's largest farm organization, is mobilizing nearly 90,000 members statewide to influence the outcome of next week's election.
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