Farm Bureau endorses Victor Tognazzini for Congress
» October 19, 2006 «
A family farmer and community leader from Santa Maria, Victor Tognazzini, has earned the California Farm Bureau Federation endorsement for Congress in the 23rd congressional district.
Tognazzini, a Republican, seeks to represent a district that includes portions of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. Farmers and ranchers in the three counties produce crops and commodities worth more than $2.8 billion annually.
"Victor Tognazzini understands the issues facing family farmers and ranchers in a fundamental, firsthand way," California Farm Bureau President Doug Mosebar said. "That knowledge will be a valuable tool in educating members of Congress about the challenges that farmers and ranchers face."
A vegetable farmer and ranch manager, Tognazzini is a past president of the Santa Barbara County Farm Bureau and a former member of the California Farm Bureau Board of Directors. He won election to the Santa Maria Joint Union High School Board of Trustees in 2004 and also serves on the boards of the Santa Barbara County Foodbank and the Orcutt Children's Arts Foundation.
"Victor Tognazzini has the right combination of background and experience to make an excellent member of Congress," Mosebar said. "He has dedicated many years of service to his community and, as a family farmer, he has direct knowledge of how government policies affect individuals and small businesses. We urge his election to Congress."
The California Farm Bureau Federation, the state's largest farm organization, protects family farms and ranches on behalf of more than 88,000 members.
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