Farm Bureau endorses Maldonado for state controller
» April 18, 2006 «
A candidate with a strong farm background and a history of support for California family farmers, Abel Maldonado, has won the California Farm Bureau Federation endorsement for state controller. Maldonado seeks the Republican nomination for controller in the June primary election.
The son of immigrant field workers, Maldonado helped manage his family's farm near Santa Maria before winning election to the Santa Maria City Council. He represented the area in the state Assembly from 1998 until 2004, when he was elected to the state Senate. His Central Coast district includes key farming regions in Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Luis Obispo, Santa Clara and Santa Barbara counties.
"As a member of the state Legislature, Abel Maldonado has worked to protect family farms and ranches," California Farm Bureau President Doug Mosebar said. "He understands the crucial role farmers and ranchers play in enhancing our state's environment and economy. That background will serve him well as state controller."
During his career in the Legislature, Maldonado has focused on ways to improve government efficiency and accountability.
"Abel shares Farm Bureau's commitment to increasing voters' faith in their government while improving the way government does business," Mosebar said. "As controller, he will protect taxpayer dollars and insure that our state government operates under the highest standards of public service."
The California Farm Bureau Federation, the state's largest farm organization, endorses farm-friendly candidates for statewide, legislative and congressional races as part of its work to protect family farms and ranches.
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