Stirling earns Farm Bureau endorsement in San Diego senate race
» October 4, 2004 «
Citing his support for accountable government that improves California's business climate, the California Farm Bureau Federation Board of Directors has endorsed Larry Stirling for election in the 39th state Senate district.
Stirling is seeking to return to the Legislature in a district that includes downtown San Diego and a number of surrounding communities. He previously served in both the state Assembly and Senate before being appointed a Superior Court judge.
"As owners of small, family businesses, California farmers and ranchers benefit from a healthy business climate," said California Farm Bureau Federation President Bill Pauli. "We know that Larry Stirling will work for sensible government reforms that allow small businesses to thrive and provide more jobs for Californians."
Pauli noted that California farms and ranches support more than 1 million California jobs. San Diego County produces nearly $1.3 billion in crops and commodities annually.
"We look forward to working with a legislator who understands the challenges facing agriculture in this urban district and statewide," Pauli said. "Larry Stirling recognizes that all citizens benefit from a vibrant California agriculture and farmers know that the state Senate will benefit from someone of his experience and knowledge.
"We must maintain the momentum for reform that Governor Schwarzenegger has begun," he said. "We are pleased to join the governor in endorsing Larry Stirling for Senate."
The California Farm Bureau Federation, the state's largest farm organization, will mobilize nearly 90,000 members statewide to influence the outcome of the November election.
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