California Farm Bureau Federation Endorses Ricky Gill for Congress
The California Farm Bureau Federation has endorsed Congressional candidate Ricky Gill (R-Lodi), a family farmer running against incumbent Congressman Jerry McNerney in California’s 9th District.
“Ricky Gill has grown up in the Central Valley and has firsthand experience in small business, dealing with regulations and encouraging the expansion of trade to grow our economy and create local jobs,” California Farm Bureau President Paul Wenger said. “His family’s roots in agriculture have guided his life’s path, and he will make the needs of farmers and ranchers a priority as he represents his district in Washington.”
“I’m honored to receive the Farm Bureau’s endorsement,” Gill said. “I look forward to standing up for our farmers and ranchers so they can create jobs right here in the 9th District, where my family has been farming for 30 years.”
“Ricky will be an energetic advocate for his constituents and will support policies to help turn our economy around, to provide jobs and business opportunities for the next generation,” Wenger said.
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.
About Ricky Gill
Ricky Gill is a native of San Joaquin County who was born and raised in Lodi, California. The son of immigrant parents, Ricky is a small business owner, a family farmer, and a former member of the California State Board of Education whose story speaks to the power of the American dream. Ricky grew up helping manage his family’s vineyard operation and serving the community as chair of the Greater Lodi Area Youth Commission. He has played an integral role in his family’s small business, which employs 60 people in the San Joaquin Valley, for several years. In 2004, he was appointed by the Governor to the California State Board of Education, where he served as the sole representative of more than six million public school students. Ricky now serves as a member of the Lodi Boys & Girls Club Board of Directors. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Princeton University, Ricky earned his Juris Doctor at the University of California, Berkeley earlier this year.The National Republican Congressional Committee has named Ricky a “Young Gun” candidate.
California’s 9th Congressional District includes about 70% of Antioch.