Farm Bureau endorses Murray in 6th assembly district
» April 11, 2006 «
A Marin County supervisor with a history of work to protect family farms, Cynthia Murray, has won the California Farm Bureau Federation endorsement in her race for state Assembly.
Murray seeks the Democratic nomination in the 6th Assembly District, which includes Marin County and part of Sonoma County. The two counties produce crops and commodities with a combined annual value of more than $588 million.
"Cynthia Murray recognizes that maintaining family farms and ranches benefits both our environment and our economy," California Farm Bureau President Doug Mosebar said. "Family farms and ranches are part of the fabric of life in Marin and Sonoma counties, and Cynthia has worked to keep it that way."
Now serving her second term on the Marin County Board of Supervisors, Murray is a former city councilmember and mayor of Novato. She has taken a particular interest in natural-resources issues, for example by leading an effort to fight the tree disease Sudden Oak Death. She has also taken an active role in resolving water issues as chair of the Bay Area Water Forum.
"In her 15 years in elected service, Cynthia has developed a reputation as someone who seeks practical solutions that produce real results," Mosebar said. "She understands that California can improve its business climate as it promotes the environmental benefits of voluntary conservation work. Cynthia Murray will be a great addition to the state Assembly."
As part of its work to protect family farms and ranches, the California Farm Bureau Federation endorses farm-friendly candidates for statewide, legislative and congressional races.
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