As a fourth generation farmer, I understand it is agriculture that drives the economic engine of California. I understand the need to protect prime farmland, private property rights and the environment that makes it possible for Californian farmers to generate billions of dollars into our state's economy and help us feed America and the world.
I will be a strong advocate to address our current and future water needs. We must have adequate water storage if we are to continue to lead the world's farmers. I will stand tall against continued attempts by San Francisco and Southern California to export the Valley's water resources that provide good-paying jobs and a good-hearted way of life.