Farm Bureau endorses McPherson for secretary of state
» April 6, 2006 «
Based on his work to restore accountability to the secretary of state's office and his history of support for California family farms and ranches, the California Farm Bureau Federation has endorsed Bruce McPherson for a full term in office.
"Bruce McPherson holds to the highest standards of public service and has become a national leader in election reform," California Farm Bureau President Doug Mosebar said. "He deserves a full term as secretary of state."
McPherson, a Republican, was appointed to the office last year after his predecessor resigned. A Santa Cruz native, he represented the Central Coast in the Legislature for 11 years, first in the Assembly and later in the state Senate.
Mosebar credited McPherson with significant work to protect family farms and ranches during his career in state government.
"For many years, Bruce has shown that he understands a vibrant agricultural economy benefits all Californians, by generating more than 1 million California jobs," Mosebar said. "He has worked to protect farmland, expand sales opportunities for farmers and ranchers, and improve the business climate by reducing obstacles facing farms and other small businesses."
As part of its work to protect family farms and ranches, the California Farm Bureau Federation endorses farm-friendly candidates for statewide, legislative and congressional races, and mobilizes more than 88,000 members to influence the outcome of those races.
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