McCarthy earns Farm Bureau endorsement for congress
» April 19, 2006 «
Describing him as a representative who appreciates the need to protect family farms and ranches, the California Farm Bureau Federation has endorsed Kevin McCarthy for election to Congress. McCarthy seeks the Republican nomination in the 22nd congressional district, which includes most of Kern and San Luis Obispo counties, plus northeastern Los Angeles County. The three counties produce nearly $4 billion in crops and commodities each year.
Now in his second term in the state Assembly, McCarthy seeks to replace retiring Rep. Bill Thomas, R-Bakersfield. Before his election to the Assembly, McCarthy served as Thomas' district director.
"Kevin McCarthy has been an outstanding member of the state Legislature, and his experience there and on Bill Thomas's staff leaves him fully prepared to serve in Congress," California Farm Bureau President Doug Mosebar said. "His quick rise into the Assembly leadership shows his ability to get things done for his constituents."
McCarthy became Assembly Republican leader during his first term in the Legislature. He posted a perfect voting record on the California Farm Bureau 2005 Family Farm Scorecard, which measured legislators' votes on issues that affect farms and ranches.
"During his career in the Legislature, Kevin has been a champion for family farmers and ranchers. He has worked hard to restore government accountability and to make much-needed improvements to California's highways, water system, universities and other infrastructure," Mosebar said. "We look forward to working with him on those and other issues as he moves to Congress."
The California Farm Bureau Federation works to protect family farms and ranches on behalf of more than 88,000 members throughout the state.
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