Denham gains Farm Bureau endorsement for Senate re-election
» April 11, 2006 «
After working to protect family farms and ranches as chairman of the state Senate Agriculture Committee, Jeff Denham has earned an endorsement from the California Farm Bureau Federation.
Denham, R-Merced, seeks re-election in the 12th Senate district, which consists of Merced and San Benito counties, most of Stanislaus County and portions of Madera and Monterey counties. The five counties produce more than $9 billion worth of crops and commodities each year.
"Because he farms and also owns a farm-related business, Jeff Denham understands how the health of family farms and ranches affects all Californians," California Farm Bureau President Doug Mosebar said. "He has used that knowledge effectively in the state Senate, by working for policies that enhance rural communities and improve the business climate."
Denham grows almonds in Merced County and owns an agricultural container-supply company in Salinas. He won election to the Senate in 2002 and was named chairman of the Agriculture Committee last year.
"It's unusual for a member of the minority party to be named a committee chair," Mosebar noted, "but Jeff has shown the ability to get things done in Sacramento. His continued leadership will be crucial as family farmers and ranchers work to remain a vital part of California's future."
The California Farm Bureau Federation, the state's largest farm organization, endorses farm-friendly candidates for statewide, legislative and congressional races, and mobilizes more than 88,000 members to influence the outcome of those races.
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