Farm Bureau endorses McCarthy for Congress re-election
» October 25, 2012 «
Citing his leadership role in Congress and his effectiveness as an advocate for farmers and other small business owners, the California Farm Bureau Federation has endorsed Kevin McCarthy for re-election to the House of Representatives. McCarthy, R-Bakersfield, seeks election in the new 23rd Congressional District, which includes parts of Kern, Los Angeles and Tulare counties.
"Throughout his service in Congress, and before that in the state Assembly, Kevin McCarthy has promoted business-friendly policies that help farmers and ranchers create jobs in his district and beyond," California Farm Bureau President Paul Wenger said. "He recognizes that agriculture provides the economic engine for the Central Valley and that government must work to enhance the competitiveness of family farms and ranches."
McCarthy is a fourth-generation Kern County resident who has firsthand experience operating a small business, gained while owning a deli as a young man. Since arriving in Washington, he has promoted job growth and advocated for improvements to the state's water infrastructure. In 2010, he was elected by his colleagues to serve as House majority whip.
"Kevin McCarthy's status within the House leadership is very beneficial to California farming families," Wenger said. "When Kevin talks about what is important to his constituents, his fellow members of Congress listen. We look forward to continuing to work with him on issues important to family farmers and ranchers, and to everyone who depends on the food and farm products grown in the Central Valley."
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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