Tom Berryhill earns Farm Bureau endorsement for state Senate
» May 18, 2010 «
A fourth-generation family farmer and two-term state legislator, Tom Berryhill, has earned the California Farm Bureau Federation endorsement in the 14th state Senate district. Berryhill seeks the Republican nomination to represent the district that includes portions of Fresno, Madera, San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties and all of Mariposa and Tuolumne counties.
Berryhill has served in the state Assembly since 2006 and has focused on rural issues including water supplies, farmland conservation and public-safety funding.
"Tom Berryhill has compiled an impressive record in the Assembly and will make an excellent state senator," California Farm Bureau Federation President Paul Wenger said. "As a farmer, he understands the important benefits that family farms and ranches bring to the California economy and environment, and has written new laws that benefit Californians in rural and urban areas alike."
For example, Berryhill sponsored a bill to clamp down on metal theft that requires scrap metal dealers to pay for metal by check and take other actions to deter thieves from converting stolen metal into quick cash.
"Tom's determination to attack the metal-theft problem resulted in a new law that makes a real difference," Wenger said. "His thoughtful approach as a state legislator benefits his district and the state as a whole. We look forward to continuing to work with him in the state Senate."
The California Farm Bureau Federation works to protect family farms and ranches on behalf of 81,000 members statewide and as part of a nationwide network of more than 6.2 million Farm Bureau members.
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