Contact: Dave Kranz, California Farm Bureau
As a state senator, Doug LaMalfa has remained true to his roots as a fourth-generation rice farmer and stood up to protect California’s farmers and ranchers, according to the California Farm Bureau Federation. Citing LaMalfa’s work to protect private property rights and increase the state’s water supply, CFBF endorsed LaMalfa today in his candidacy for the U.S. Congress.
After serving in both the state Senate and Assembly, LaMalfa, a Republican, seeks election in the 1st Congressional District representing all or part of Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou and Tehama counties.
“Doug LaMalfa has always recognized the value agriculture brings to the economy and the environment,” California Farm Bureau President Paul Wenger said. “As a farmer, he knows the importance of efficiency and running an economically viable business, one that he can pass on to future generations. In these tough economic times and in a contentious political environment, Doug stands up for what he believes in and knows how to get things done.”
Wenger added that LaMalfa’s understanding of important issues facing farmers and ranchers has become invaluable.
“With Doug LaMalfa in Congress, I know that there will be another voice of reason when burdensome environmental regulations or shortsighted views of property rights threaten the ability for family farmers and ranchers to do what they do best,” Wenger said. “Washington, D.C., could use a dose of clear thinking and solid work ethic from this California farmer.”
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.
Read more at The California Farm Bureau