McClintock earns Farm Bureau endorsement for lt. governor
» September 19, 2006 «
A government reformer with a long history of fighting new taxes, Tom McClintock, has earned the California Farm Bureau Federation endorsement in his race for lieutenant governor.
Currently a state senator representing portions of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, McClintock has built a solid reputation for work to reduce state spending and streamline state government.
"The lieutenant governor's race offers a sharp contrast in views of government's role in our daily lives," California Farm Bureau President Doug Mosebar said. "Tom McClintock recognizes how well-meaning regulations can turn into troublesome daily burdens for California's small-business owners and other citizens."
A Republican, McClintock has become a leading voice for reducing taxes and reforming the state bureaucracy. He earned a near-perfect score, 13 out of 14, on the Farm Bureau Family Farm Scorecard, which rated legislators' voting records on issues that affect family farms and ranches.
"Tom McClintock also understands the need to invest in our state's deteriorating public works," Mosebar said. "To remain vibrant, California must upgrade its water system, energy supply, roads, railways and ports to accommodate its growing population."
The California Farm Bureau Federation, the state's largest farm organization, works to protect family farms and ranches on behalf of more than 88,000 members.
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