Farm Bureau endorses congressional candidate Ricky Gill
» September 12, 2012 «
A member of farming family and small-business owner who promises to bring a fresh perspective to Congress, Ricky Gill, has earned the endorsement of the California Farm Bureau Federation. Gill, R-Lodi, seeks to represent the 9th Congressional District, comprised of portions of Contra Costa, Sacramento and San Joaquin counties.
"Ricky Gill has grown up in the Central Valley and has firsthand experience in small business, dealing with regulations and encouraging the expansion of trade to grow our economy and create local jobs," California Farm Bureau President Paul Wenger said. "His family's roots in agriculture have guided his life's path, and he will make the needs of farmers and ranchers a priority as he represents his district in Washington."
Gill has exhibited a strong commitment to public service and leadership, Wenger said, and has consistently supported property rights, regulatory reform and other issues important to family farmers and ranchers.
"Ricky will be an energetic advocate for his constituents and will support policies to help turn our economy around, to provide jobs and business opportunities for the next generation," Wenger said. "He understands how the federal government can play a role in improving opportunity for people—and how it can interfere with economic expansion and job growth. We look forward to working with him in Congress."
The California Farm Bureau Federation works to protect family farms and ranches on behalf of more than 74,000 members statewide and as part of a nationwide network of more than 6.2 million Farm Bureau members.
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