Farm Bureau endorses Cardoza for re-election
» July 6, 2006 «
An ability to work with representatives from both parties to address agricultural and natural-resource issues has earned Dennis Cardoza the California Farm Bureau Federation endorsement for re-election to Congress. Cardoza, D-Merced, seeks his third term representing the 18th congressional district.
Cardoza was first elected to Congress in 2002, after serving six years in the state Assembly. During his tenure in Washington, he has represented family farmers and ranchers as a member of the House Agriculture and Resource committees.
"Throughout his career in public service, Dennis Cardoza has shown an ability to work across party lines to benefit his constituents," said California Farm Bureau President Doug Mosebar. "His district lies in the heart of the nation's top agricultural region and he has worked tirelessly on behalf of family farmers and ranchers."
Cardoza's district includes Merced County and portions of Fresno, Madera, San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties. Family farmers and ranchers in the five counties generate nearly $12 billion in sales of crops and commodities each year.
"As co-chair of the House Specialty Crops Caucus, Dennis has promoted efforts to help fruit, vegetable and nut farmers remain competitive in today's global markets," Mosebar said. "On immigration, tax and regulatory matters, he has been a consistent voice of reason."
Cardoza said he was "honored" to have earned the Farm Bureau endorsement.
"Family farming and ranching is the lifeblood of the Central Valley economy," Cardoza said. "Since taking office, I have worked hard to sponsor legislation that promotes California agriculture and to secure funding for vital projects in the Central Valley."
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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