Farm Bureau endorses Jerry Hill for state Senate
» September 26, 2012 «
Commending his dedication to conserving open space to sustain family farming, the California Farm Bureau Federation has endorsed Jerry Hill for state Senate. Hill, D-San Mateo, seeks to represent portions of San Mateo and Santa Clara counties in the newly formed 13th Senate District.
As a member of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors and later in the state Assembly, Hill has shown a commitment to the success of family farming and ranching in the region, according to California Farm Bureau President Paul Wenger.
"Even though he serves a largely suburban area, Jerry Hill understands that thriving cities and suburbs depend on thriving farms and ranches," Wenger said. "He recognizes that successful farms contribute not only to the economy but to the environment by caring for productive open space."
Wenger said CFBF appreciates Hill's longstanding relationship with the county Farm Bureaus in his district, as well as his bipartisan approach to his work in Sacramento.
"Jerry Hill has worked with individuals on both sides of the aisle to focus on balancing the state budget," Wenger said. "As a member of the Assembly Agriculture Committee, he has worked to keep family farms and ranches in business. His dedication to the needs of his district will serve him and his constituents well when he moves into the state Senate."
The California Farm Bureau Federation works to protect family farms and ranches on behalf of more than 74,000 members statewide and as part of a nationwide network of more than 6.2 million Farm Bureau members.
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