Farm Bureau endorses Poochigian for attorney general
» January 25, 2006 «
A history of support for California family farmers and rural residents has earned Chuck Poochigian the California Farm Bureau Federation endorsement in his race for California attorney general. The state's largest farm organization praised Poochigian for his work to enhance public safety, especially in rural areas, and said Poochigian will be "an outstanding attorney general."
"Chuck Poochigian has been a strong advocate for public safety and law enforcement, who has taken a particular interest in the needs of rural California," Farm Bureau President Doug Mosebar said. "He championed the Central Valley Rural Crime Prevention Program, which has recovered millions of dollars' worth of stolen property that has been returned to farmers and ranchers."
Poochigian, a Fresno native, is seeking the Republican nomination for attorney general in the June 6 primary. He has represented the San Joaquin Valley in the state Legislature since 1994, when he was elected to the Assembly, and is completing his second term representing the 14th state Senate district.
Mosebar said Sen. Poochigian has led efforts to improve California's business climate and enhance government accountability. For example, Poochigian authored landmark legislation to reform the workers' compensation insurance system, and he has fought to limit taxation and minimize government regulation.
"Chuck Poochigian understands how laws and the enforcement of those laws affects the lives of California citizens," Mosebar said. "That understanding, coupled with his proven support for law enforcement, will make him an outstanding attorney general."
The California Farm Bureau Federation works to protect family farms and ranches on behalf of more than 88,000 members.
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