California Farm Bureau endorses Wilson in 15th Assembly District
» September 22, 2008 «
A candidate with a history of achieving public goals without raising taxes, Abram Wilson, has earned the California Farm Bureau Federation endorsement for election in the 15th state Assembly District. Wilson, the mayor of San Ramon and a Republican, seeks to succeed Assemblyman Guy Houston, R-San Ramon, who has served the maximum three terms and has also endorsed Wilson.
California Farm Bureau President Doug Mosebar said he was impressed by Wilson's oversight of a new, $900 million downtown project for San Ramon, financed without raising taxes or fees.
"California needs more public servants who understand the importance of living within our means," Mosebar said. "Abram Wilson has shown that ability as mayor. His career as an investment banker prepared him for managing government budgets and seeking opportunities to create new jobs."
The 15th Assembly District includes portions of Alameda, Contra Costa, Sacramento and San Joaquin counties. Farmers and ranchers in those four counties produce nearly $2.5 billion worth of crops and commodities each year, providing a plentiful supply of locally grown food and farm products.
"Abram Wilson knows it's crucial for his district, and for all of California, to keep family farms and ranches thriving," Mosebar said. "He has led efforts to manage growth and assure that farms and cities co-exist successfully."
The California Farm Bureau Federation, the state's largest farm organization, works to protect family farms and ranches on behalf of 91,000 members statewide.
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