Farm Bureau endorses Nielsen in state Senate special election
» October 3, 2012 «
Describing him as an advocate for property rights and increasing water supplies, the California Farm Bureau Federation has endorsed Jim Nielsen in a special election for the state Senate. Nielsen, R-Gerber, seeks to represent the 4th Senate District, comprised of Butte, Colusa, Del Norte, Glenn, Nevada, Placer, Shasta, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity and Yuba counties.
"Jim Nielsen grew up on a farm and knows about operating a successful farming business. That experience shapes the decisions he makes as a legislator," California Farm Bureau President Paul Wenger said. "His experience in the Legislature means he knows how to get things done in Sacramento, working both for his constituents and for the good of agriculture statewide."
Wenger pointed to Nielsen's role as author of Assembly Bill 2530, legislation passed in 2010 to help counties continue to participate in the farmland-conservation program known as the Williamson Act. He also cited Nielsen's consistent support for new water storage to enhance both water supplies and flood protection.
"Two things are vital to California farmers and ranchers: land and water," Wenger said. "Jim Nielsen has worked to improve both. He worked extremely hard—with farmers and ranchers, county officials and across party lines—to achieve a solution to Williamson Act funding problems. He has been steadfast in his support for new water storage to help improve our economy and environment."
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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