CFBF endorses Bill Jones for U.S. senate
» February 2, 2004 «
The board of directors of the California Farm Bureau Federation has endorsed Bill Jones as the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate.
"Bill has been a dedicated and effective representative of California agriculture throughout his career in public service," said CFBF President Bill Pauli."The nation's No. 1 farm state needs a leader like Bill in Washington to ensure a healthy and prosperous agricultural sector."
Jones was elected California secretary of state in 1994 and re-elected in 1998. He was a candidate for governor in 2002. The businessman/rancher was elected to the state Assembly from the Fresno area in 1982, serving 12 years. He is a recognized leader on agriculture, water and trade issues. In 1994, he authored the"Three Strikes and You're Out" law while a member of the state Assembly. He served as the Assembly Republican leader from 1990 to 1992.
"Bill would make a great senator. He understands the importance of agriculture to the state's economy and he is well versed in the issues facing family farmers and ranchers," said Pauli.
The California Farm Bureau Federation represents Farm Bureau members throughout the state.
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