Treasurer candidate Richman wins Farm Bureau endorsement
» April 12, 2006 «
Because of his work to enhance government accountability and improve public infrastructure, the California Farm Bureau Federation has endorsed Keith Richman for state treasurer. Richman is seeking the Republican nomination in the June primary.
A member of the Assembly who has represented the northern San Fernando Valley and nearby areas since 2000, Richman has stressed a common-sense, bipartisan approach to state government.
"Keith Richman recognizes the need for improved government efficiency and accountability," California Farm Bureau President Doug Mosebar said. "He knows that representatives in Sacramento must work to restore voters' faith in the government that ensures the safety and quality of life for its citizens."
Richman is a physician and former chairman of a health care provider group, who has focused on health issues, workers' compensation insurance reform and budget reform during his service in the Assembly. He has also focused on the need to improve California's transportation, water and energy systems.
"Because he recognizes the importance of family farms and ranches to the state's economy, Keith also understands how much those farms and ranches depend on our roads, our water system and our energy grid," Mosebar said. "As state treasurer, he will be able to encourage investments in the infrastructure our state needs to serve its growing population."
Richman said he was "honored" to receive the Farm Bureau endorsement.
"Any plan to improve California's future must include the water system, highway, education and workforce investments needed to support agriculture's vital economic engine and preserve the farming way of life for generations to come," Richman said.
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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