Farm Bureau backs re-election of assemblywoman Bonnie Garcia
» September 14, 2006 «
Because of her leadership role to improve California's business climate, the state's largest farm organization has endorsed Bonnie Garcia for re-election in the 80th Assembly District.
With strong support from its members, the California Farm Bureau Federation board of directors renewed its endorsement of Garcia (R-Cathedral City), who seeks a third term representing the district. The Farm Bureau also endorsed her in 2004.
"Bonnie Garcia has consistently voted to protect California family farms and ranches," California Farm Bureau President Doug Mosebar said. "She knows the crucial role that agriculture plays in her district and in California as a whole. She recognizes that farms need reliable water supplies in order to survive and thrive."
Garcia represents all of Imperial County and the eastern part of Riverside County, from the Coachella Valley to Blythe. Farmers and ranchers in the two counties produce nearly $2.5 billion in crops and commodities each year.
Mosebar noted that Garcia has been a key supporter of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's reform programs, taking a particular interest in improving the workers' compensation insurance system and in keeping the state fiscally responsible without raising taxes.
"Because she once owned a small business, Bonnie Garcia understands how new taxes and government regulation can thwart progress," Mosebar said. "When she returns to the Assembly, we know she will continue to fight new taxes and to press for sensible regulations."
The California Farm Bureau Federation works to protect family farms and ranches on behalf of more than 88,000 members.
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