Galgiani wins Farm Bureau endorsement in 17th assembly district
» April 17, 2006 «
A candidate with a history of concern for family farmers and ranchers, Cathleen Galgiani, has earned the California Farm Bureau Federation endorsement in her race for state Assembly. Galgiani seeks election in the 17th Assembly District, which includes Merced County and parts of San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties.
A Democrat, Galgiani has served as chief of staff for incumbent Assembly Member Barbara Matthews, D-Tracy, who will leave the Legislature due to term limits. She previously worked as a staff member for state senators who represented the Northern San Joaquin Valley.
"Cathleen Galgiani knows what's important to the residents of her district, and how to get things done for her constituents. That's why she has earned broad support in her district," California Farm Bureau President Doug Mosebar said. "She understands that maintaining family farms and ranches benefits both our environment and our economy."
The district that Galgiani seeks to represent includes key agricultural regions of the Central Valley. The three counties in the district produce nearly $6 billion worth of crops and commodities each year.
"As a fifth-generation resident of Stockton, Cathleen appreciates the value that family farms and ranches bring to California," Mosebar said. "She will work to assure that agriculture remains a vital part of our state's future."
The California Farm Bureau Federation works to protect family farms and ranches on behalf of more than 88,000 members throughout the state.
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